ERIC Number: ED039730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Cost Analysis of Instructional Technology.
Johnson, F. Craig; Dietrich, John E.
Although some serious limitations in the cost analysis technique do exist, the need for cost data in decision making is so great that every effort should be made to obtain accurate estimates. This paper discusses the several issues which arise when an attempt is made to make quality, trade-off, or scope decisions based on cost data. Three methods of cost analysis of instructional technology are presented. One method assigns costs from academic budget funds, a second from direct instructional salary costs, and a third from direct and indirect costs. To illustrate how several cost analysis methods can be applied to a single use of instructional technology, the three-year operation of closed ciruit television at Michigan State University is described. A short list of references is appended. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905