ERIC Number: ED165708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Example of the Application of Cost-Effectiveness Techniques in a Computer-Based Study Management System Evaluation.
Stern, Hervey W.
This paper considers some of the problems in implementing a cost-effectiveness analysis in training and education, and provides a specific example of an analysis that partially meets the cost-effectiveness analysis requirements. A computer-based study management system (SMS), which was implemented on a limited basis, was evaluated in the context of a Navy technical training school. A logical analysis was conducted of alternative delivery systems representative of the variety of delivery alternatives: minicomputer, time-sharing commercial system, and a microprocessor. Measures of effectiveness discussed included student study time, student attitudes, software development, facilities requirements, and hardware requirements. Cost considerations are mentioned only for hardware systems; other categories of resource requirements remain constant across systems. A cost-effectiveness tabular display is recommended for maximizing available information in the most easily interpretable form. (VT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer Based Instructional Systems (Dallas, Texas, March 1-4, 1978); For related document, see ED 160 072