The following links to Australian and international associations are specific to distance education and open learning.

AAOU
Asian Association of Open Universities
http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/~AAOUNet/

ACODE
Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning
http://www.acode.edu.au/

ASCILITE
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
http://www.ascilite.org.au/

CNIE
Canadian Network for Innovation in Education
http://www.cnie-rcie.ca

COL
The Commonwealth of Learning
http://www.col.org

DEANZ
Making ako (teaching and learning) accessible for all
http://www.deanz.org.nz

EDEN
European Distance Education Network)
http://www.eden-online.org

NADEOSA
National Association of Distance Education Organisations South Africa
http://www.nadeosa.org.za/

SAIDE
South African Institute for Distance Education
http://www.saide.org.za/

USDLA
United States Distance Learning Association
http://www.usdla.org

The following professional associations and collaborations assist with all areas of education and flexible learning, and are not specific to distance education.

AACE
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.
http://www.aace.org

AAHE
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.
http://www.tltgroup.org

ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS
academicpartnerships.com
Academic Partnerships (AP) is the largest representative of public universities’ online learning in the United States.

EDUCAUSE
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.
http://www.educause.edu/

HERDSA
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.
http://www.herdsa.org.au/

WAOE
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)