Due to incomplete reporting for 2016-2017 by one of the largest distance learning schools covered in the statistics, some of the tables were re-published on 30 April 2018.
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|Total||Less than 20 years||20-24 years||25-29 years||30-39 years||40-49 years||50-59 years||60 years or older|
|The whole country||10 237||341||2 243||2 139||2 912||1 701||807||94|
|Females||6 816||219||1 506||1 432||1 980||1 121||508||50|
|Sogn og Fjordane||296||20||48||41||77||62||43||5|
|Møre og Romsdal||630||29||182||117||160||81||55||6|
|Troms - Romsa||339||7||49||60||108||82||30||3|
|Finnmark - Finnmárku||275||13||34||45||86||61||31||5|
|County not stated||257||4||37||63||101||30||18||4|
|Alle levels||Upper secondary schools||Tertiary vocational education||University and college level||Other upper secondary educational programmes|
|Total, institutions||10 237||2 411||1 636||2 136||4 054|
|ABC-company E-skuvla AS||115||0||0||14||101|
|Aftenskolen Høyres Studieforbund Region||0||0||0||0||0|
|Akademiet Nettstudier||1 115||1 041||0||0||74|
|Norwegian School of Management - Banking and Finance||215||0||0||215||0|
|Campus NooA AS||94||17||0||0||77|
|The Aviation School of Norway||301||0||96||0||205|
|NKI distance education||3 924||6||1 061||61||2 796|
|NKS distance education||2 210||192||0||1 775||243|
|Norwegian Net School||0||0||0||0||0|
|Scandinavian Language Training Institute||0||0||0||0||0|
|Senter for eiendomsfag||50||0||0||50||0|
|The Norwegian Construction Industry College||0||0||0||0||0|
|Studieforbundet næring og samfunn||0||0||0||0||0|
About the statistics
The statistics give numbers on pupils and students in web-based courses and completed education of such courses.
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.
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).
Name: Adult education, accredited web-based schools
Division for Education and Culture Statistics
The figures are given on national and county level.
The data is submitted to the OECD, UNESCO and Eurostat.
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.
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 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.
These statistics are a part of the statistics on adult education in Norway.
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.
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.
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.
Statistics Norway receives the data directly from each of the accredited online schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.