graduate courses which are taught on campus. External users have access to the site. Next 
semester the number of courses is expected to be 12 and the number of students to be over 
200. 
The Universidade Virtual [19] (www.universidadevirtual.br) has 38 students in 2 courses on 
education, environment, and political sciences. The Virtual University is part of a traditional 
face to face University. The University of Brasilia   UnB is a public institution, Federal Level, 
with approximately 15 000 students. This University, which is promoting the project 
Universidade Virtual has an excellent evaluation upon their courses and teachers. The project 
offering courses via the Internet has a reasonable acceptance by the teachers of UnB. 
Case Study 6: South America. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina 
This case study is a transcript of an interview written by Ana Dias. 
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina   Laboratory of Distance Education (LED) [17] 
(
http://www.led.ufsc.br
) has 500 students and 17 courses in Ergonomics, Production 
Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, Applied Intelligence, and Education. LED 
started producing customized courses in 1995. Since then they have been developing courses 
using a combination of different media, and attending a large number of students. The courses 
are build after a diagnosis for the need of the institutions involved (public and private) and the 
students  identification, creating a specific methodology, planning, media production, 
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