Central African Republic and Chad
Papua New Guinea
Republic Of Korea
United Republic of Tanzania
Indonesia Samoa Zaire
Kazakstan Tajikistan Kenya
The catalogue work for Asia, Australia, and Africa was followed up with 18 interviews.
South America and Southern Europe
Ana Dias was responsible for procuring entries from South America and Southern Europe.
The methodological approach was based on pro active and continuous evolving procedures.
The methodological procedures were characterized by different dimensions of research, used
in an interactive mode, and composed of the following interactive procedures:
Search on existing compendiums of web based courses
International search engines
Country level search engines
Newsgroups and Mailing lists
Personal contacts and partner contacts.
The searched compendiums of web based courses included Boshier, McGreal, Corrigan, and
Hobsons. The information provided in these catalogues was extensive but not of great use to
find information from South America and Southern Europe. The catalogues address mainly
North American and Canadian institutions.
By using international search engines, like Altavista, Yahoo, Infoseek and others, we searched
for institutions and organizations that fit our aims. The search was exhaustively made by
country, by type of institution (university, college, foundation, association, enterprise), by
department, etc. The key words used for the search were: distance learning, distance
education, online training, online education, online learning, open and distance learning, and
flexible learning. When an online learning provision was found, the institution was contacted
in order to confirm and access the data found. By using this method, we found some