Analysing Costs/Benefits for Distance Education Programmes
Through cost analysis you can find out how much something actually costs, set a budget, determine a price and compare the costs of different options. In distance education, the main areas are:- Correspondence systems based around text (print based - Educational/instructional television and radio systems, possible supported by audio and video cassette programmes or involving radio,telephone, and e-mail feedback loops - Multi media systems (text, audio, video, and computer-basedmaterials) - E-education systems, delivering computer-based multi media materials and communications synchronously and asynchronously
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Sharma, Chandra B; Chaudhary, Sohanvir S (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)Education institutions worldwide are experiencing funding cuts, even as global demand for training in new skills and for professional upgrading increases. Providing courses and programmes at a distance is one of the proven ...
Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)During the past century, rapid development of an information society and growth in the quantity of accessible information was given considerable momentum with the development of information and communication technologies ...
Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-03-25)With a few exceptions, education, as it is currently practised, has undergone little change from the traditions of some nine centuries ago. Yet, there is a strong body of evidence and advocacy that is emerging, and which ...
Coaching for Change Management and Institutional Development: The Case of the Programme Delivery Department in The University of the West Indies, Open Campus Yusuf-Khalil, Yasmeen (2013-11)This study explores the use of informal coaching techniques to inspire and drive change to institutionalise an ODL departmental culture of excellence aimed at long-term organizational benefits. Qualitative methods were ...
Broadening access to Education in Namibia through a range of innovative ODL Programmes and delivery methods at the Namibian College of Open Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)Based on the mandate to “provide opportunities for adults and out-of-school youths to upgrade their professional and vocational skills, to contribute toward the social and economic development of Namibians through open ...