The proposal for this project included the participation of two 'critical friends'. These are outsiders who help in the formative evaluation of the project. That is they contribute towards the review of past work and the planning of future work. They will make two-day visits to Umeå in 2003 and 2004, review the work of the project and write a short report of their findings and observations.
The critical friends are drawn from the fields of higher education and distance education research. They are:
Lecturer/BA Programme Co-ordinator - Humanities Programme, Oscail - National Distance Education Centre, Dublin City University
Dublin 9, Ireland
Reader, School of Lifelong Education and International Development, London University Institute of Education.
Report October 2003
Report May 2004