|Findings relating to the design and delivery of a web-based Certificate Program in Criminology are presented. The data analysis is based on a recent pilot project (January 1997-1999) carried out at a large Canadian university. The paper's findings were derived from the use of several research methodologies including personal experience (one author served as the project's content expert), selected interviews carried out with several interested groups (university administrators, educational technicians), and by an analysis of secondary documents. Findings are presented on the reasons for the development of this distance education project, the main tasks completed by the course developer, and the "valued-added" web-based components of the courses prepared. Problem areas relating to computer upgrades, funding, the recruitment of part-time web-based instructors for delivery purposes, romance with technology, and, in particular, the relevance of web course development with respect to achieving a tenured position are outlined.
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