Modeling the Costs and Economics
of Distance Education
|•||correspondence systems (referred to below as Class I systems),|
|•||educational broadcasting systems (Class II systems),|
|•||multimedia distance education systems (Class III systems), and|
|•||online distance education systems (Class IV systems).|
These distinctions are not, of course, as clear-cut in practice as typologies of distance education make them appear. Nevertheless, they offer a useful framework within which to consider the costs of distance education in its various “ideal” forms.
It was the development of capital-intensive, big-budget Class II and III systems that forced governments and aid agencies to ask how much these systems would cost, at the same time
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Publication information: Book title: Handbook of Distance Education. Contributors: Michael Grahame Moore - Editor, William G. Anderson - Editor. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 2003. Page number: 703.
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