1. At least one of the following should be web based:
student interaction with tutor or fellow students
access or submission of assignments
access to course resources
2. The courses must not be private in company training, nor offered only to full time campus
The researchers did not spend much time to verify that these criteria actually were met or to
discuss different interpretation of them. This may have resulted in some variations in the
quality of data.
The project partners have better contacts in Western Europe and North America than they
have in the rest of the world. Similarly, their knowledge of other languages than those spoken
in these regions is very limited. It should also be clear that the CISAER partners decided to
focus more on Europe than on North America.