The following links to Australian and international associations are specific to distance education and open learning.
Asian Association of Open Universities
Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Canadian Network for Innovation in Education
The Commonwealth of Learning
European Distance Education Network)
FLANZ (formerly DEANZ)
Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand
National Association of Distance Education Organisations South Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
United States Distance Learning Association
The following professional associations and collaborations assist with all areas of education and flexible learning, and are not specific to distance education.
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
An international, educational, and professional organisation dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology.
Teaching, Learning, and Technology — [Affiliate of The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)] The TLT Group’s mission is to motivate and enable institutions and individuals to improve teaching and learning withtechnology, while helping them cope with continual change.
Academic Partnerships (AP) is the largest representative of public universities’ online learning in the United States.
Focuses on the management and use of computational, network and information resources in support of higher education’s missions of scholarship. instruction, service and administration.
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
HERDSA is a scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education. It promotes the development of higher education policy, practice and the study of teaching and learning.
The World Association for Online Education
WAOE (pronounced ‘wowee’) is dedicated to turning online education into a professional discipline. While incorporated as a non-profit body in California participation is intended to be global, primarily via electronic means.
http://www.waoe.org (multilingual website)