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Professional Development and Networking Events across the Asia-Pacific Region

Open community of educators to share insights, practice, strategies and reflections on all forms of open, flexible, distance and online learning across life-long learning

The Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand (FLANZ) and Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) are delighted to collaborate to jointly launch the Asia-Pacific Online Distance Education (APODE) network by hosting its inaugural week of events in November 2021.

In 2020, the COVID crisis put the spotlight on the value of investing in new flexible models of education and this exciting initiative aims to both celebrate and build further capacity in online distance education in the Asia-Pacific region. We hope to engage partners and key stakeholders throughout the region in a variety of online activities over the week. Notably, APODE also coincides with European Online and Distance Learning Week hosted by the European Distance & E-Learning Network (EDEN). Events also fall during the season that the United States Distance Learning Association traditionally host their week of focussed events.

We are delighted to partner with EDEN and USDLA as this adds an even stronger international perspective to this innovative week-long virtual event and the future work of the network.

What We Do

We provide a platform for listing non-commercial, professional development events of interest to educators

We share contact details of national associations that support educators engaged in flexible learning approaches across the Asia-Pacific region

We enable dialogue amongst flexible learning practitioners across the Asia-Pacific region.

For information about getting your organisation added to the network please email president@flanz.org.nz

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Our Network in Numbers


2 Founding Associations

2 Professional Journals