This issue of the FLANZ magazine brings you three useful articles, putting the spotlight on virtual mentoring, quality assurance and the latest JOFDL issue. Hazel Owen’s article on virtual mentoring is the first in a series Hazel has written for the Magazine about the potential of the online environment to enable effective personalised professional learning. Read Part One of the series and await the rest with interest. Maggie Hartnett, JOFDL co-editor, comments on changes that JOFDL has undergone recently, and Bill Anderson considers some of the ideas raised by an ICDE report that looked at quality assurance in OFDL at higher education institutions. Enjoy this issue.
We should also note that the FLANZ Magazine has been bringing readers stories about open, flexible and distance for over five years. Nick McGuigan produced the Magazine during that time, continuing to do so even when he left Lincoln University and moved to a new position at Macquarie University in Australia. Nick has now decided he can no longer continue as Magazine Editor. FLANZ wishes to thank Nick for his tremendous effort over the past five years, starting, developing and continuing to build the Magazine into the practical, professionally oriented publication it is.
With a change in Editor, there comes a change in format and publication method. Rachel Whalley has picked up the reins and crafted a new-look Magazine for FLANZ for this issue. Thank you Rachel.
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