Monday, November 2, 2015

DEANZ2016 Conference, New Zealand (Conference dinner at Hobbiton Movie Set)

DEANZ2016 conference New Zealand (Conference dinner at Hobbiton Movie Set)

Final extended call for submissions to 1st December 2015

17-20th April 2016
The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

The DEANZ2016 conference covers research and practice in open, distance, flexible and mobile learning across the compulsory schooling sectors, vocational, tertiary and professional development settings. The conference draws inspiration from a Hobbiton-based dinner venue and theme, "There and back: Charting flexible pathways in open, mobile and distance education". The conference will feature keynote speakers who are active in the field of online, mobile and flexible learning: Professor Curtis Bonk (University of Indiana), Dr Dianne Forbes (University of Waikato) and Carolyn Alexander Bennett (FarNet).

To date we have received a large number of responses to the initial call for submissions, and some are now closed.

Final deadline for submissions: 1st December 2015 (4pm, New Zealand time).
(This applies for the Refereed, Practice, Postgraduate, and Speed session submissions ONLY. Submissions for workshops are now closed)

Review outcome notification: 15th December 2015.

Deadline for Poster session submissions: 20th February 2016.

Early bird Registration: 15th February 2016.

For more details on the options and to submit your abstract, please see

Conference awards:
- DEANZ Award for best practice in the field
- Best refereed paper
- Best paper submitted by postgraduate students. There is a $200 prize for this category sponsored by the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER)?, University of Waikato, NZ
- Best paper published in the Journal of Open Distance Flexible Learning ( )

Conference dinner: Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand
Conference Website:
Conference Inquiries: Please contact

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in DEANZ2016.

Take advantage of the early bird registration rate

We look forward to welcoming you to Hamilton, New Zealand in April 2016!

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