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DEANZ (Distance Education Association of New Zealand, Māori:Te Hunga Tatai i te Ako Pamamao) is a national association committed to fostering growth, development, research and good practice in distance education, open learning and flexible delivery systems for education.
DEANZ is made up of individual and institutional members mainly from within New Zealand but also from the Pacific Rim.
Distance, open learning and flexible delivery systems use educational and telecommunications technology such as printed materials, video or teleconferencing, e-mail, internet and television. They aim to give students as much control as possible over what, when, where and how they learn.
Our membership comes from all sectors within education - pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational and tertiary. We are committed to lifelong learning.
Membership is open to anyone or any institution with an interest in distance education and/or open learning. Our members include students and parents of students as well as education providers.
The aim of this association is to foster high standards in the practice of distance education in New Zealand.
This will be achieved by:
Its website is at http://www.deanz.org.nz/home/