DEANZ Award 2010 – call for applications

Applications for the 2010 DEANZ award for Excellence in Distance, Open, Flexible and E-learning are now open.

The Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) wishes to promote and reward excellence in e-learning, distance, open and flexible learning. The DEANZ Award is open to individuals or groups in New Zealand, or New Zealand citizens living overseas, who have completed a project that meets the criteria of the Award.

Awards are given for projects that

  • advance understanding of best practice in e-learning, distance, open and flexible learning in New Zealand;
  • are original or innovative in concept or application;
  • are relevant to and whose outcomes are useful to the e-learning, distance, open and flexible-learning community.

Up to three separate awards may be conferred biennially in conjunction with the DEANZ national conference, with the total amount of money awarded in any year not exceeding $NZ2,000. It is expected that applications for the DEANZ Award will be associated with the current conference theme, and Award recipients (who will be notified in advance) are encouraged to travel to the conference to attend the DEANZ Award ceremony that takes place as a part of the DEANZ conference, being held in Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand, from 25-28 April, 2010.

More details, including a download-able application form are available on the DEANZ website.

CLESOL 2010 Conference

CLESOL 2010 Conference
Context & Communication: Mediating Language Learning
Te Horopaki me te Tuku: He Rongoā i te Ako Reo

Date: Friday 1 October – Monday 4 October 2010
Location: King’s High School, Dunedin, New Zealand

The 12th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL, brought to you by TESOLANZ (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages New Zealand) Inc. and CLANZ (Community Languages Association New Zealand) is being held in Dunedin, New Zealand 1-4 October 2010.

Held every 2 years, the CLESOL Conference is a major event on the professional development calendar for everyone involved in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Community Languages and Te Reo Maori.

The conference provides opportunities to hear the latest research and trends in language teaching and learning from early childhood to adult education.  It also attracts those involved in the wider sphere of English and international education, immigration and Ministry of Education officials, migrant and refugee workers, private trainers and non-government organisations.

Information will be posted to the CLESOL website as it becomes available:

http://www.clesol.org.nz/2010/home.html

For registrations of interest, sponsorship and other enquiries please contact the conference organisers:

Paardekooper and Associates
Phone: + 64 4 562 8259
Email: clesol@paardekooper.co.nz
Website: http://www.clesol.org.nz/2010/home.html

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As we start the new year it’s always a good opportunity to plan for some of the places we may want to publish and share some of the exciting things we’re doing in the field of distance education. The Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research has recently published its list of eLearning conferences for 2009 (well, through to July 2009 anyway). There are conferences in pretty much every place you can imagine, covering all aspects of work in the eLearning/Distance Education field.

If you do attend one of these please remember to share what you learned from it through a comment on this blog or by sending an email to a DEANZ exec member so we can share it with others in the DEANZ newsletter.

Jossey-Bass online conference

Here’s the schedule at a glance:

October 6 – 7 2008

*  Social Presence in the Online Classroom
*  Transforming a Learning Program Through a Community-Based Model of Instruction
*  Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds October 7
*  Keynote with Cynthia Calongne: Learning in Virtual Worlds
*  Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn
*  Assessing the Online Learner
*  Exploring the Digital Library
*  Gender, Digital Technology, Games and Learning October 8
*  Keynote with Stephen Brookfield: Developing Critical Thinkers
*  Engaging the Online Learner
*  Learning in Real Time
*  Collaborating Online
*  Conquering the Content

There is quite an array of speakers, including Stephen Brookfield, Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt and others.

To find out more about the conference, and to register, go to www.onlineteachingandlearning.com

I’d say this will be an intense two days, and not sometying you can dabble in – but you will get recordings of the sessions etc etc and so you can benefit later on as well.  The programme is listed here – Derek

DEANZ Award 2008

The biennial DEANZ Award recognises excellence in e-learning, distance, open and flexible learning. The DEANZ Award is open to individuals or groups in New Zealand, or New Zealand citizens living overseas, who have completed a project that meets the criteria of the Award.

Awards are given for projects that
• advance understanding of best practice in e-learning, distance, open and flexible learning in New Zealand;
• are original or innovative in concept or application;
• are relevant to and whose outcomes are useful to the e-learning, distance, open and flexible-learning community.

Conference logo 08In 2008, The DEANZ Award will be made at the DEANZ conference in Wellington from 18-20 August, 2008. All applicants should show how projects submitted relate to the conference theme. The deadline for submission of projects in 2008 is 30 June, 2008.

Applications for the DEANZ Award should be made using the official form which is available both from the DEANZ administrator office and the DEANZ website.

Announcing The eLearning Guild Annual Gathering 2008

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Super-early Registration is now open!

The eLearning Guild Annual Gathering is where everyone interested in maximizing organizational e-Learning gets together each year to expand their knowledge, build their expertise, and connect with the largest community of e-Learning professionals in the world.

This event grows by leaps and bounds every year because the programs are always stellar, the people you meet are the best in the business, the knowledge you will gain is unmatched, and the fun you will have is unlimited. AG|08 addresses every aspect of putting e-Learning to work in your organization — from the foundations to the cutting-edge. The depth and breadth of the program is simply unequaled.

So your are encouraged to REGISTER now, before December 31st, so you can take advantage of the $200 Super-early Registration Discount – AND – enter to win an Apple iPhone!

Register NOW

Free event: Learning Education Technology Leadership in Education Summit

Learning Education Technology Leadership in Education Summit

“Building Common Services for Education through
Service Orientated Architecture and Learning Technology Standards”


5-9 November 2007
Co-Sponsored by: Ministry of Education New Zealand and IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc.
Queenstown, New Zealand
The Crowne Plaza Hotel New Zealand

The New Zealand Ministry of Education is proud to be hosting the IMS Global Learning Consortium quarterly meeting in Queenstown, New Zealand, in November 2007.

These meetings, open forum and workshops will involve a wide range of stakeholders including representatives from New Zealand’s education sector and international consortia.

 Further details about the event will be posted on this website as they are confirmed. If you have any questions, please email the New Zealand Ministry of Education: ICT.Sector@minedu.govt.nz.

NB: November is a busy time of year in Queenstown, so if you are intending to attend this event, we recommend that you book your flights and accommodation now.

See http://www.imsglobal.org/NZmeeting2007.html for further details