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Posted by Open Polytechnic on 11 April 2012
Chief executives panel: Mike Hollings, CEO Te Kura, Dr Caroline Seelig, CEO Open Polytechnic, Hon. Steve Maharey, Vice-Chancellor Massey University.
The Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) 2012 conference kicks off today in Wellington and features an exciting programme for leaders and practitioners involved in open, flexible and distance learning.
Held over three days, the biannual DEANZ conference is an opportunity for people in the education industry to meet with local and international thought leaders and learn new ideas.
As part of the conference, a special one-hour public lecture by prestigious international speaker Dr. Diana Oblinger will be held tonight. Sponsored by Massey University, Dr. Oblinger will present on ‘Next Generation Learning’ and will invite the opportunity for discussion following her talk.
An expert in the area of online education, Dr. Oblinger is President and CEO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.
“A new generation of learners, comfortable with technology, allow educators to create the next generation of learning. Today’s learners have almost unlimited access to information, tools, resources and experts,” says Dr. Oblinger.
The lecture will take place between 6pm – 7pm, Wednesday 11 April, at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington and will be followed by discussion and refreshments.
The DEANZ 2012 conference is proudly sponsored by Open Polytechnic (platinum), Ako Aotearoa (gold), Echo360, Te Kura (silver), and Massey University, Otago Polytechnic, Southern Institute of Technology and WelTec (bronze).