1st Edition

Economics of Distance and Online Learning
Theory, Practice and Research





ISBN 9780415963893
Published March 31, 2008 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the organizational models of distance and online learning from an international perspective and from the point of view of economic planning, costing and management decision-making. The book points to directions for the further research and development in this area, and will promote further understanding and critical reflection on the part of administrators, practitioners and researchers of distance education. The experiences and perspectives in distance education in the US are balanced with those in other areas of the world.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Organizational and Cost Structures for Distance and Online Learning, William J. Bramble and Santosh Panda

Chapter 2: Changing Distance Education and Changing Organizational Issues, D. Randy Garrison and Heather Kanuka

Chapter 3: Online Learning and the University, Chris Curran

Chapter 4: Virtual Schooling and Basic Education, Thomas Clark

Chapter 5: Historical Perspectives on Distance Education in the United States, Paul J. Edelson and Von Pittman

Chapter 6: Funding of Distance and Online Learning in the United States, Mark J. Smith and William J. Bramble

Chapter 7: Funding Distance Education: A Regional Perspective, Santosh Panda and Ashok Gaba

Chapter 8: Costs and Quality of Online Learning, Alistair Inglis

Chapter 9: Costing Virtual University Education, Insung Jung

Chapter 10: Cost-Benefit of Student Retention Policies and Practice, Ormond Simpson

Chapter 11: Cost-Benefit of Online Learning, Zane L. Berge and Charlotte Donaldson

Chapter 12: Transforming Workplace Learning: The Role of Embedded Learning in Creating a Competitive Workforce, Jade Nguyen Strattner and Diana Oblinger

Chapter 13: Open Basic Education: Organizational Structures, Costs, and Benefits, Palitha Edirisingha

Chapter 14: From Baobab to Bonsai: Revisiting Methodological Issues in the Costs and Economics of Distance Education and Distributed e-Learning, Thomas Hülsmann

Chapter 15: Implications for Planning and Management of Distance and Online Learning, William Bramble and Santosh Panda

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