ERIC Number: ED121262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Cost Estimation Model for Alternative Formats and Delivery Modes. Technical Report No. 10.
Bramble, William J.; And Others
The Appalachian Education Satellite Project (AESP) was designed to apply communications satellite technology to the task of improving the quality of education in Appalachia. This report is the 10th in a 12 volume series. To justify the cost of using the satellite method, a cost model was developed. This cost model provided information on: (1) the cost to develop, produce, transmit, and handle each of the learning activities in the courses produced by the AESP; (2) the effect on course costs of adding or deleting learning activities; (3) the per-student cost variance as a function of the various factors; and (4) the point where education by satellite is efficient in relation to alternative methods of instruction. Twelve figures illustrate the formulas for calculating what it costs to develop, produce, and evaluate the different AESP learning activities. Eleven tables of cost estimates are also included. Detailed information that breaks down the cost of each element is appended. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Education Satellite Project, Lexington, KY.