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ERIC Number: ED557064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 146
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Flashlightâ„¢ Cost Analysis Handbook: Modeling Resource Use in Teaching and Learning with Technology. Version 2.0
Ehrmann, Stephen C.; Milam, John H., Jr.
Online Submission
This volume describes for educators how to create simple models of the full costs of educational innovations, including the costs for time devoted to the activity, space needed for the activity, etc. Examples come from educational uses of technology in higher education in the United States and China. Real case studies illustrate the method in use: 1. A comparison of writing instruction using traditional classrooms and computer labs at IUPUI. 2. A comparison of traditional and hybrid engineering education laboratories at the University of Pennsylvania 3. A study of the costs (time) of teaching distant learners versus campus learners at the Rochester Institute of Technology. 4. An elaboration of the method at George Mason University, including revenues. 5.A multi-institution illustration of how the method can be put to continual use in program development 6. Comparing the cost-benefits of three different mini-grant strategies at Washington State University; and 7. Comparing two different strategies for providing students with computer access at the University of Hong Kong. Appended are: (1) Glossary of Terms; and (2) Seven Case Studies. [The economic model for assessing resource use described in this "Handbook" was developed by Indiana University and adapted for use with technology issues by the University under contract with the Annenberg/CPB Project of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.]
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); TLT Group
Identifiers - Location: China; Indiana; New York; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington