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The Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand – Making ako accessible for all

We work to enhance flexible learning practices across all sectors of education in New Zealand, advance current thinking and contribute to research and scholarship, in open, distance and flexible learning.


Individual membership allows you to connect with the FLANZ community and contribute to the advancement of flexible learning. Individual and Student Membership are are available. We also offer the opportunity for organisations and companies working to support flexible learning practitioners to support us as  Institutional Members.

Pathways for Professional Development in Flexible Learning

Pathways provide the distance and flexible learning community with a wide range of opportunities for professional learning and professional development in open, flexible and distance learning including online and eLearning.Explore these resources now.


The Journal of Open Flexible and Distance Learning publishes articles from around the world relating to primary research investigations, literature reviews, the application of open education innovations, and experiences of blended learning as well as teaching at a distance in any sector of education or training. Subscribe and read today.

Magazine and Newsletters

The FLANZ magazine shares the voices of our community and allows members to engage with the issues and share their successes. See previous issues here.


The FLANZ executive committee governs the operation and direction of FLANZ. The executive welcomes your interest and participation. Here is the current executive committee.


The FLANZ conference is a key event for FLANZ to support its members, and an important means of advancing thinking, research and practice in the field of open, distance and flexible learning. The conference attracts participants from within New Zealand, the Pacific Rim and beyond, and provides memorable opportunities for exchanging ideas, social interaction and networking.

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Massey University Logo

Victoria and OPNZ Logos

FLANZ Conference 2021

Massey University LogoFLANZ Conference 2018
University of Waikato LogoFLANZ Conference 2016