Digital Dilemma: Issues of Access, Cost, and Quality in Media-Enhanced and Distance Education

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CONTENTS
Forewordix
Introduction1
Historical Context1
The Politics of Instructional Technology4
Implications for Colleges and Universities18
Organization of This Report19
Issues of Access and Equity21
Universal Access21
Age25
Income27
Race and Ethnicity29
Gender31
Previous Education32
Geography33
Household Type35
Physical Disabilities35
Learning Disabilities37
Summary39
Issues of Cost and Affordability41
Mission and Vision43
Collaboration and Cooperation47
Price and Cost53
Tangible Versus Intangible Costs57
Student Technology Fees and Computer Leasing58
Arrangements
Summary61
Issues of Quality and Effectiveness63
The Content Dilemma64
Instructional Design Considerations70
On-Line Assessment76
Faculty Support and Development80
Summary84
Conclusions and Recommendations87
Conclusions88
Recommendations94

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