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Higher share of women on web-based courses
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In the autumn of 2016, there were slightly less than 12 000 participants in web-based schools. The share of women participating in web-based courses has been increasing slightly over the past years, and in 2016, the share of female participants in web-based education was 69 per cent.

Adult education, accredited web-based schools

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Key figures

11752

pupils/students on web-based courses

Web-based schools, completed education, broad field of education and sex of the participant. School year. Per cent
2015-2016
Completed educations
TotalMalesFemales
Special field, total9 6863862
General programmes1 4473664
Humanities and arts1 0333664
Education628991
Social sciences and law5483466
Business and administration2 6552773
Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects6016040
Health, welfare and sport1 2921684
Primary industries-..
Transport and communications, safety and security and other services1 220928
Unspecified field of study2624654

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Table 1 
Web-based schools, pupils/students by age, County of residence and sex. 1 October

Web-based schools, pupils/students by age, County of residence and sex. 1 October
2016
Pupils/students
TotalLess than 20 years20-24 years25-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-59 years60 years or older
The whole country11 7522582 3292 3293 4712 191999175
Males3 646757356981 07367131777
Females8 1061831 5941 6312 3981 52068298
Østfold5471113611514999343
Males1702402751419-
Females377996889858253
Akershus1 3913323326442729411822
Males43311757213686449
Females958221581922912087413
Oslo1 393172843534242049417
Males52749814116577348
Females86613186212259127609
Hedmark513883781311297311
Males145131273036182
Females3687525110193559
Oppland3781380599490348
Males118326142331174
Females2601054457159174
Buskerud83940202153223159548
Males2441562366446192
Females59525140117159113356
Vestfold476121139412485426
Males13133627292493
Females345977679561333
Telemark321655659270249
Males10121619262666
Females220439466644183
Aust-Agder199237426335182
Males51-91015116-
Females148228324824122
Vest-Agder294556697764203
Males9512419222171
Females199432505543132
Rogaland861291991702581484314
Males2531155577439125
Females60818144113184109319
Hordaland964151912133001528013
Males278357548740316
Females68612134159213112497
Sogn og Fjordane243234476952345
Males61286241371
Females182-26414539274
Møre og Romsdal63916164123164105625
Males196759325226191
Females44391059111279434
Sør-Trøndelag62111144125189100484
Males211448477024162
Females4107967811976322
Nord-Trøndelag268868506653185
Males8412014202045
Females18474836463314-
Nordland539109296133132706
Males149225303835172
Females390867669597534
Troms - Romsa39765880119843713
Males11821818362996
Females279440628355287
Finnmark - Finnmárku2881246567849407
Males9117202514177
Females197113936533523-
County not stated58125477291875614
Males190-21288632167
Females3912334920555407

Table 2 
Web-based schools, pupils/students, by institution and level. 1 October

Web-based schools, pupils/students, by institution and level. 1 October
2016
Pupils/students
Alle levelsUpper secondary schoolsTertiary vocational educationUniversity and college levelOther upper secondary educational programmes
Total, institutions11 7522 5991 5972 4675 089
ABC-company E-skuvla AS00000
Aftenskolen Høyres Studieforbund Region00000
Akademiet Nettstudier1 12396700156
Norwegian School of Management - Banking and Finance364003640
Campus NooA AS109180091
eCademy AS461046100
Fagbokforlaget nettskole7400074
FOLK Bibelskole1600016
Folkeuniversitetet netstudies2 03096928161 017
Industriskolen00000
Lazanor Connecting00000
The Aviation School of Norway3470840263
NKI distance education4 12801 0241232 981
NKS distance education2 52824201 921365
Norwegian Net School118000118
OPK-instituttet411403008
Scandinavian Language Training Institute00000
Senter for eiendomsfag4300430
The Norwegian Construction Industry College00000
Stiftelsen TISIP00000
Studieforbundet næring og samfunn00000

Table 3 
Web-based schools, course completions, by institution and sex

Web-based schools, course completions, by institution and sex
2015-2016
Both sexesMalesFemales
Total, institutions9 6863 6486 038
ABC-company E-skuvla AS---
Aftenskolen Høyres Studieforbund Region000
Akademiet Nettstudier1 8686581 210
Norwegian School of Management - Banking and Finance700360340
Campus NooA AS291217
eCademy AS32129292
Fagbokforlaget nettskole586288298
FOLK Bibelskole19127
Folkeuniversitetet netstudies18117
Industriskolen---
Lazanor Connecting---
The Aviation School of Norway60555
NKI distance education2 5161 4741 042
NKS distance education2 7685662 202
Norwegian Net School16015145
OPK-instituttet38812376
Scandinavian Language Training Institute---
Senter for eiendomsfag25316687
The Norwegian Construction Industry College---
Stiftelsen TISIP---
Studieforbundet næring og samfunn---

Table 4 
Web-based schools, copleted education, by age, broad field of education and sex of the participant. School year

Web-based schools, copleted education, by age, broad field of education and sex of the participant. School year
2015-2016
Completed educations
TotalLess than 30 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total9 6865 0084 062616
General programmes1 4471 20121729
Humanities and arts1 03346547890
Education62823135344
Social sciences and law54829222729
Business and administration2 6551 0441 414197
Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects60122031863
Health, welfare and sport1 29289534156
Primary industries----
Transport and communications, safety and security and other services1 22056657579
Unspecified field of study2629413929
 
General programmes
Total1 4471 20121729
Males517421888
Females93078012921
 
Humanities and arts
Total1 03346547890
Males36817917118
Females66528630772
 
Education
Total62823135344
Males5519333
Females57321232041
 
Social sciences and law
Total54829222729
Males188908810
Females36020213919
 
Business and administration
Total2 6551 0441 414197
Males71425440654
Females1 9417901 008143
 
Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects
Total60122031863
Males35811918653
Females24310113210
 
Health, welfare and sport
Total1 29289534156
Males2101712910
Females1 08272431246
 
Primary industries
Total----
Males----
Females----
 
Transport and communications, safety and security and other services
Total1 22056657579
Males1 11852852367
Females102385212
 
Unspecified field of study
Total2629413929
Males120446412
Females142507517

Table 5 
Web-based schools, completed educations, by age, sex and county of the participant. School year

Web-based schools, completed educations, by age, sex and county of the participant. School year
2015-2016
SexAge
MalesFemalesLess than 30 years30-49 years50 years or older
MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemales
The whole country3 6486 0381 8253 1831 5882 474235381
Østfold971984388441001010
Akershus4337291813132253422774
Oslo6147973044552592945148
Hedmark901944110832741712
Oppland101172471004467105
Buskerud2784911512541161981139
Vestfold1562647316772871110
Telemark1041694394586837
Aust-Agder35113850245835
Vest-Agder5614113683267116
Rogaland2715401433021112131725
Hordaland3596612153971272291735
Sogn og Fjordane591103658174369
Møre og Romsdal17633610919561130611
Sør-Trøndelag1523286917375132823
Nord-Trøndelag1431138863534228
Nordland18016186638582916
Troms - Romsa10917247625693617
Finnmark - Finnmárku649932412545713
County not stated171250961327211038

Table 6 
Web-based schools, completed educations by level and broad field of education of the participant. School year

Web-based schools, completed educations by level and broad field of education of the participant. School year
2015-2016
TotalUpper secondary schoolsTertiary vocational educationUniversity and college levelOther upper secondary educational programmes
Special field, total9 6861 8115933 5973 685
General programmes1 4471 394--53
Humanities and arts1 033--211 012
Education628--527101
Social sciences and law548--309239
Business and administration2 65514151 867372
Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects6017102321171
Health, welfare and sport1 29240961552270
Primary industries-----
Transport and communications, safety and security and other services1 220-15-1 205
Unspecified field of study262---262

About the statistics

The statistics give numbers on pupils and students in web-based courses and completed education of such courses.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Adult education: Education specially aimed at adults.

Distance education: Education with a high degree of flexibility that enables teachers and students to correspond independently in terms of time and space. Tuition is arranged in different ways; for example by mail, telephone, fax, TV, video, data conferences or via the Internet, and often as a combination of these alternatives.

Online schools: Approved online schools with the right to receive grants from the Ministry of Education and Research.

Norwegian Association for Distance Education (NADE): NADE is an organisation for all approved distance teaching institutions. NADE is a member of the international organisation International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), whose secretariat is situated in Norway.

Subject: The courses are grouped by school subjects in accordance with Norwegian educational terms.

Level: The online schools can offer tuition at primary, secondary and tertiary education level. The schools also offer a range of courses that are not ranked according to level.

Completion: Used for students who have attained a qualification or in some other way met the requirements for students undertaking the relevant education.

Standard classifications

The educational activity is grouped according to the Norwegian Standard Classification of Education, which was created by Statistics Norway in 1970. The standard has been revised, most recently in 2000. The type of educational institution is classified by the International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (NOS C 182).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Adult education, accredited web-based schools
Topic: Education

Responsible division

Division for Education Statistics

Regional level

The figures are given on national and county level.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual.

International reporting

The data is submitted to the OECD, UNESCO and Eurostat.

Microdata

All distance education statistics in Statistics Norway are properly stored and treated in a safe and secure manner in consultation with the Data Inspectorate of Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The main purpose of the statistics is to show different aspects of education arranged by online schools. The aim is to show the scope of course activities, course levels and choice of subjects broken down by age and gender.

The statistics are individually based, and all educational activities are connected to a personal ID number.

The statistics on online schools were introduced in 2011. The statistics on course activities for independent distance teaching institutions were introduced in 1998 and discontinued in 2011.

Users and applications

Users are the Ministry of Education and Research, other public services, research institutions, the media, Skills Norway, the Norwegian Association for Distance Education (NADE) and online schools.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

These statistics are a part of the statistics on adult education in Norway.

Legal authority

Section 2-2 of Act no. 54 relating to official statistics and Statistics Norway of 16 June 1989, Act no. 95 relating to adult education of 19 June 2009, and Chapter 3, Section 14 of Regulation no. 1661 on adult education associations and online schools of 18 December 2009.

EEA reference

Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 concerning the production and development of statistics on education and learning.

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 88/2011 of 2 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning, as regards statistics on education and training systems.

Production

Population

All online schools receiving grants from the Ministry of Education and Research are required to report activities to Statistics Norway. The data are reported at individual level with the associated information on the education offer to the individual pupil/student. Reported data relate to pupils/students attending an education programme on 1 October in the scholastic year and their results from the educational programmes the previous year.

Data sources and sampling

Statistics Norway receives the data directly from each of the accredited online schools.

Full count.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The data is sent electronically by the online schools and collected once a year after the count day of 1 October.

All data files received are subject to various controls, such as deleting duplicates and checking variables for valid values. Where errors are discovered, the online school will be contacted to ascertain the correct details.

Not relevant.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

The general rule is not to publish data if less than 3 pupils are found within a cell or unit in a table. This is to prevent identification of individuals within the statistics.

Comparability over time and space

Statistics Norway has published statistics on distance learning institutions since 1998. The statistics from 1998 are comparable with data up to 2011.

From 2011, individually-based data and tables are available, which are not comparable with the earlier statistics published on distance learning. The statistics on online schools place a greater focus on number of participants and participants’ results than on the educational offers. New tables were introduced in 2012.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Errors can mostly be traced back to the statistics source. Coding errors may arise because the institutions do not use administrative data systems, or because of problems determining what the correct subject code should be.

Not relevant. The statistics on online schools are not based on sample surveys.

Not relevant. Statistics on distance teaching include the whole population.

Registration errors can occur due to erroneous reporting from data providers. Some of the errors can be detected during control and revision procedures.

Revision

Not relevant

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