Table of Contents 
LIST OF TABLES............................................................................................................................................. 11 
LIST OF CASE STUDIES ................................................................................................................................ 11 
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................................... 12 
T
HE 
CISAER P
ROJECT
.................................................................................................................................... 12 
A
DDITIONAL 
O
NLINE 
C
ATALOGUES
................................................................................................................. 13 
R
ECOMMENDED 
B
OOKS
................................................................................................................................... 13 
CHAPTER 2. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY ................................................................... 14 
D
ATA 
C
OLLECTION
.......................................................................................................................................... 14 
Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe..................................................................................................... 14 
North America and UK .............................................................................................................................. 16 
Asia, Australia, and Africa......................................................................................................................... 16 
South America and Southern Europe......................................................................................................... 17 
I
NSTRUMENTATION
.......................................................................................................................................... 18 
L
IMITATIONS
.................................................................................................................................................... 20 
CHAPTER 3. GLOBAL ISSUES IN ONLINE EDUCATION...................................................................... 22 
G
EOGRAPHIC 
D
ISTRIBUTION OF 
I
NSTITUTIONS
................................................................................................. 22 
A
FRICA
............................................................................................................................................................ 24 
A
SIA
................................................................................................................................................................ 25 
A
USTRALIA AND 
O
CEANIA
............................................................................................................................... 28 
E
UROPE
........................................................................................................................................................... 31 
N
ORTH 
A
MERICA
............................................................................................................................................. 36 
L
ATIN 
A
MERICA
.............................................................................................................................................. 40 
G
LOBALIZATION
.............................................................................................................................................. 43 
C
OMPETITIVENESS
........................................................................................................................................... 49 
CHAPTER 4. INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN ONLINE EDUCATION ....................................................... 51 
N
UMBER OF 
O
NLINE 
C
OURSES 
P
ER 
I
NSTITUTION
............................................................................................. 51 
N
UMBER OF 
O
NLINE 
S
TUDENTS 
P
ER 
I
NSTITUTION
........................................................................................... 53 
S
UBJECT 
A
REAS
.............................................................................................................................................. 55 
Institutions that Offer a Broad Range of Subjects ..................................................................................... 57 
C
ATEGORIES OF 
I
NSTITUTIONS THAT 
O
FFER 
O
NLINE 
C
OURSES
........................................................................ 60 
Virtual and Online Universities ................................................................................................................. 61 
Universities ................................................................................................................................................ 62 
University Departments or Centers............................................................................................................ 64 
Colleges ..................................................................................................................................................... 66 
Open and Distance Teaching Universities................................................................................................. 68 
Distance Education Institutions ................................................................................................................. 70 
Consortia ................................................................................................................................................... 74 
Companies or Corporations....................................................................................................................... 76 
Secondary Education Institutions .............................................................................................................. 78 
Organizations and Associations................................................................................................................. 81 
Undefined Category of Institutions ............................................................................................................ 82 
CHAPTER 5. ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES IN ONLINE EDUCATION ................................................... 84 
N
O 
W
EB
BASED 
A
DMINISTRATION
.................................................................................................................. 84 
C
OLLABORATION OR 
O
UTSOURCING
................................................................................................................ 85 
I
N
HOUSE 
D
EVELOPMENT
................................................................................................................................ 85 
S
TANDARD 
A
DMINISTRATIVE 
S
YSTEMS
........................................................................................................... 87 
CHAPTER 6. ADVERTISING AND FINANCIAL ISSUES ......................................................................... 91 
A
DVERTISING
.................................................................................................................................................. 91 
E
XTERNAL 
F
UNDING
........................................................................................................................................ 92 
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