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FLANZ Newsletter June

One for my Kiwi readers…

FLANZ Newsletter June 2016
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June 2016

FLANZ Newsletter

Conference 2016

Thanks to everyone who participated in the April Conference. It was a tremendously successful event and our thanks go to all presenters, to our keynote speakers and to the organising team from the University of Waikato.

Keep an eye open for a link to material from the Conference – coming soon.

A Great Debate

A highlight of the Conference was the Great Debate. Gandalf excelled himself by appearing twice!

The debate teams make up after slugging it out!

A conversation with Joyce Seitzinger

A follow-up conversation with keynote presenter Joyce Seitzinger was held online in early May. It was an opportunity to revisit the themes and ideas behind the keynote.

The Conversation was recorded for members not able to attend. Find the recording at:

Productivity Commission Review

The Productivity Commission is conducting a review of tertiary education with a focus on how trends in technology, tuition costs and demography (amongst others) will drive changes in the future. The Executive met with some of the Commission and is preparing a submission.
Interested in having your say?Contact the Executive – there will further opportunities to comment when the draft findings are released

New book by FLANZ Exec member

Dr Maggie Hartnett has recently published a book about motivation in online education. The book is available from Springer

A review of the book is to be published in the FLANZ journal JOFDL in the near future.

Research Briefs

Ten years of open practice: a reflection on the impact of OpenLearn

The UK Open University makes some of its course material available online free of charge. How has this affected the University and what has been the impact on students? There have been positive spinoffs for both …

A new issue of IRRODL is available, featuring articles about the Community of Inquiry model, MOOCs, Open Education, amongst others…

Contact North brings us “Learning on the Go”:

An interesting recent article about mobile learning. Statistics about usage, patterns of use investigated, possible future uses and much more.

Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, v19, n2

“It is a challenge to support productive learning communities that span diverse cultural backgrounds…”

Find out how two NZ online educators explored this challenge…

Question Time

Data from the Ministry of Education shown in the graph above illustrates the fall off in EFTS enrolments in tertiary extramural (i.e. not attending an-campus course) study. Why has this happened? Why is it still happening? What is changing in our tertiary system? Over the same period, intramural enrolments have wobbled up and down, but grown modestly overall.

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