ODLAA is a professional association of educators, instructional designers, educational researchers, education consultants, and administrators from across Australia and overseas that is dedicated to advancement of research, practice, and support of education ‘across time and space’.

ODLAA connects professionals in order to share experiences and disseminate information with respect to open and distance learning. Our members come from all educational sectors plus commercial training providers and training units in the corporate sector. They are involved in management, administration, design, development, research and teaching in multiple modes that may best be described as ‘outside the traditional classroom’.

ODLAA is a non-profit organisation managed by an elected Executive Committee of members who donate their time to conduct the business of the association.

Our aims

The Association aims to:

  • advance the research, practice and support of education across time and space
  • continuously engage, support, and develop the learning community involved in education across time and space, and
  • become the learning community’s association of choice for those involved in education across time and space.