ERIC Number: ED316227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Individuelle Kosten im Fernstudium (Individual Cost Analysis in Distance Education). ZIFF Papiere 55.
Fritsch, Helmut; Kraft-Dittmar, Alice
Starting from the viewpoint that a sound analysis of the real costs of distance education neglects hidden costs (social, medical, and psychological), this study surveyed a sample of 2,500 students in an effort to determine the magnitude of these hidden costs. It was found that a normal part-time student invests DM 19,000 in 8 years. This figure increases to DM 33,000 when additional costs associated with child care and household maintenance are considered. It is argued that a tax reduction for this type of continuing education is the sole means of reducing its cost. Tables of data are included throughout the report. (Author/GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: FernUniversitat, Hagen (West Germany). Zentrales Inst. fur Fernstudienforschung Arbeitsbereich.
Identifiers - Location: West Germany