The Gordon College of Education  (
) in Israel reports
to have 10 students in a course about differences between genders in language, culture,
physiology and the brain. The college is for preservice teachers and the course is in Hebrew.
The Japanese WIDE project  (
) reports to have 500 students
and 8 courses about Internet technology and computer science. The WIDE project is the
biggest researchers group in Japan in the Internet technology area. It started the School of
Internet (SOI) experimental project to research a new form of University on the Internet
environment where anyone can learn from anywhere anytime. Current focused area is Internet
technology . SOI provides several lectures from public and private Universities. The lectures
are provided by synchronized video and web materials online. Students can submit and review
their assignments to each other. The course surveys are performed online as well.
The Open University of Hong Kong (HKOU)  (
) reports to have
630 students in 4 courses on business information systems, Internet, and telecommunications.
The Open University is at its experimental stage in using the Internet to deliver its courses. In
addition to a print version of the course, B321 Advanced Business Systems offers an
electronic version, in which students can get access to the course materials stored in a server
housed at the university, or through the Internet. Submission of assignments, return of marked
assignments, discussion among tutors and students, e mail facilities, on line evaluation of the
course, and a number of other administrative functions can be done through electronic means.
As for U123 Introduction to Internet, most of the course is in print form, although there is
regular reference to and activities carried out on the Internet. There is one online study unit in
which students study through logging on the Internet. Discussion groups and e mail facilities
are also provided for tutors and students of the course. The two CT courses are on
telecommunications, and a lot of references for the courses are accessed through the Internet.
The catalogue also includes an entry from the secretary general in the National Commission
of the Republic of Uzbekistan for UNESCO. It states that several Internet providers have been
established in the country and several sites are functioning in order to open access for global
networks. The new informational technologies on distance education has been applied in
Uzbekistan since 1997, but so far there are no web courses. Currently they are using TV and
Radio channels for educational programs and various educational multimedia programs (on
CD ROM or diskettes) within institutional local area networks.