Needing clarification here.. are we talking about Horizon in an Australia and New Zealand context, Australia, New Zealand and countries of the South Pacific, and or Australia the South Pacific and South East Asia? Australasia is not a commonly used or understood region in my opinion, and if it is - it probably encompasses regions and societies too diverse for this report to possibly do justice to. I think we should be as specific as possible, and as far as I can tell, the methodology and what I know about the advisory board seems to be focused on Horizon specifically in Australia and New Zealand. To that end, is it too late to re badge the name Horizon.anz? --Leighblackall 00:55, 24 June 2008 (PDT)
- It probably *is* too late to redo the badge, Horizon.au, Leigh, but it is just the right time to firm up what we mean in the use of the term Australasia.
- We asked locals for advice about a term to describe the relevant operating sphere for education "down under" and Australasia was suggested as a term that clearly included New Zealand. We looked to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasia, to standardize a definition, and the term does seem to describe a clear region (clearly Australia and New Zealand, but often also Papua New Guinea -- all areas with an historical link to Britain). Although we were not able to find anyone to invite this year from Papua New Guinea, we do have some organizations included that do work with institutions there.
- We're open to any descriptive terminology that will be meaningful to a readership in the region, and as Leigh correctly notes, we'll want to define whatever we choose in the report at the outset. Thoughts on this? [Larry Johnson]