Chapter 3. Global Issues in Online Education 
This chapter discusses the geographic distributions of the analyzed institutions along with 
some observations, examples, and case studies from each continent. Finally, globalization of 
online education is discussed. 
Geographic Distribution of Institutions 
The analysis includes information from institutions in all continents. In addition to the four 
transnational institutions, the analysis includes catalogue entries from 130 institutions in 26 
countries and interviews with key persons in 72 institutions from 22 countries. In Table 2, the 
countries are sorted by number of catalogue entries per country. 
Table 2. Distribution of institutions per country 
Country Catalogue 
entries 
Interviews 
USA 20 
15,4 % 
8
11,1 % 
UK 17 
13,1 % 
11
15,3 % 
Norway 10 
7,7 % 
7
9,7 % 
Portugal 10 
7,7 % 
7
9,7 % 
Australia 9 
6,9 % 
8
11,1 % 
Canada 8 
6,2 % 
1
1,4 % 
Germany 7 
5,4 % 
4
5,6 % 
Sweden 7 
5,4 % 
2
2,8 % 
Spain 6 
4,6 % 
5
6,9 % 
Ireland 5 
3,8 % 
4
5,6 % 
Transnational 4 
3,1 % 
1
1,4 % 
Brazil 4 
3,1 % 
2
2,8 % 
Italy 4 
3,1 % 
2
2,8 % 
The Netherlands 
3 
2,3 % 
1
1,4 % 
Denmark 2 
1,5 % 
1
1,4 % 
Finland 2 
1,5 % 
1
1,4 % 
Turkey 2 
1,5 % 
0
0,0 % 
Austria 1 
0,8 % 
0
0,0 % 
Belgium 1 
0,8 % 
0
0,0 % 
China 1 
0,8 % 
1
1,4 % 
Cyprus 1 
0,8 % 
0
0,0 % 
Iceland 1 
0,8 % 
1
1,4 % 
India 1 
0,8 % 
1
1,4 % 
Israel 1 
0,8 % 
0
0,0 % 
Japan 1 
0,8 % 
0
0,0 % 
New Zealand 
1 
0,8 % 
1
1,4 % 
South Africa 
1 
0,8 % 
1
1,4 % 
France 0 
0,0 % 
1
1,4 % 
Mexico 0 
0,0 % 
1
1,4 % 
Sum 
130  
72
The home countries of the researchers (Ireland, Norway, UK, and Portugal) are likely 
overrepresented in the analysis because the researchers have better knowledge of their home 
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