ERIC Number: ED100269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Open University: A Survey and Economic Analysis. Research Bulletin-74-26.
Lumsden, Keith G.; Ritchie, Charles
Britain's Open University, a significant departure from the conventional university, is described, contrasted, and compared with its traditional counterparts. This paper examines the economic implications of establishing an open learning system in the United States, while emphasis is placed on the history and structure of the Open University, output and costs of the Open University, cost comparisons of the Open University and conventional universities, and changing aspects of resource allocation. Appendices include course offerings, student characteristics and demand for the open university, cost calculations for conventional universities in the United Kingdom, and cost estimates of an open university in the United States. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom