Louise Moran has been associated with Deakin University since 1979, latterly as Director, Educational Services. She spent 1988-91 at the University of British Columbia and completed a PhD on historical policy analysis of distance education. She is currently Director of Course Policy at Deakin University.
Ian Mugridge has been associated with the BC Open Learning Institute and later Open Learning Agency since 1979. He is currently Vice-President, Student Support and Open University. Both he and co-editor Moran are frequent contributors to the literature of distance education.
John Bottomley joined the BC Open Learning Institute within a few weeks of its establishment. He served the Institute and its successor, the Open Learning Agency, in a variety of research, materials production, and programme co-ordination positions. He moved to Australia in 1992.
Jane Brindley was at Athabasca University from 1978 to 1991, holding a variety of appointments including Director of Student Services and Director of the university's regional centre in Edmonton. She is currently Co-ordinator of Program Development and Review at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario.
Jocelyn Calvert was, until 1988, successively University Program Co-ordinator and Director of Administrative Studies and Social Sciences at the BC Open Learning Institute/Agency. In 1989, she joined Deakin University as Professor of Distance Education and Director of the Institute for Distance Education.