North America and UK
Robin Mason was responsible for procuring catalogue entries from North America and UK.
The survey of institutions was carried out using the following methodologies:
awareness raising on listservs
a self completion form on the web site
surveying relevant literature (including journals, reports, conference proceedings and
searches on the web
a visit to North America and attendance at a number of web related conferences.
The interviews were drawn partially from the UK (11 interviews) and partially from North
American (9 interviews) entries in the catalogue. They represent a range of different web
based delivery strategies: some make extensive use of the web, others make only partial use;
some are part of a major program of web delivery, others are one off courses. The interviews
were made via face to face meetings and via e mail.
Asia, Australia, and Africa
Desmond Keegan was responsible for procuring information from these continents, and the
first round of questionnaires was sent by e mail to a group of known experts in the following
Over 350 experts were contacted directly by e mail. If no reply was given after 6 weeks, these
experts were mailed again.
A second part of the research was to contact a selection of experts according to geographic
expertise. This was done by e mail, post and fax. The following countries were targeted: