Table 8. Examples that show the broad range of courses offered online
Administration, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Management 
Animal Health, Arts, Music 
Anthropology, Food and Nutrition 
Aquaculture, Religion 
Community Education 
Drug Addiction Counseling 
Effective Written Communication 
Electrical Engineering 
Elementary Statistics 
Environment, Political Sciences 
European Studies 
Law, Human Resource Management 
Local History, Immunology 
Media and communication 
Scottish Literature, Popular Physics 
Social Behavior, Childcare, Museumology 
Spectrum Management 
Welding supervision 
From this, one may conclude that there is a dominance of web courses in the fields of
computer and information sciences and by courses in education. In addition to these two
fields, web courses cover a very broad range of subjects. The same conclusions were made in
a survey of 150 online teachers (Paulsen 1998, 139).
Institutions that Offer a Broad Range of Subjects
The number of subject areas that was offered varied considerably between the institutions.
Nearly half of the institutions (56) offer courses in only one category and only five offered
courses in five or more categories. These five were: Verkmenntaskolinn a Akureyri , NKI
Nettskolen , Maricopa Community Colleges , New York Institute of Technology
On Line Campus , and University of California Berkley Extension .
In addition, a few institutions presented general answers in which the subject areas was not
possible to categorize. Examples of such answers are: "most areas offered" [5, 10, and 89] and
"all courses" [67, 82, and 87].
Verkmenntaskolinn a Akureyri  (
) in northern Iceland reports to
have many courses in 36 subjects. In many of these courses the web is used quite extensively.