Time for Change

The Journal is in Good Shape


  • Maggie Hartnett Massey University
  • Alison Fields Infosolutions Ltd




tikanga Māori, bicultural practices, blended synchronous learning, emergency remote teaching, online learning


Associate Editor Maggie Hartnett says farewell while casting an eye over the achievements of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning in the past 8 years. This issue presents four articles providing a rounded view of managing and improving emergency remote teaching (ERT) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first two articles focus on the experience of teachers in ERT; one provides empirical research; and one is a position piece on the uptake and value of learning management systems (LMSs) for delivering this remote teaching. These practical and timely articles provide research and thought of substance as the pandemic continues.

Author Biographies

Maggie Hartnett, Massey University

Maggie Hartnett is a senior lecturer in the Institute of Education at Massey University, New Zealand. She teaches in the area of digital technologies and coordinates postgraduate qualifications in digital education. She is a senior fellow of Advance HE and Associate Editor of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning.

Alison Fields, Infosolutions Ltd

Alison is an information scientist and Director of Research at InfoSolutions. She conducts research in health information, and contracts in the education sector. She is a fellow of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) and has a Doctorate in Education. Her research areas encompass elearning, online learner support, health information, library services, and continuing professional development. Alison is an executive member of FLANZ and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning.