ERIC Number: EJ1065657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
To Go or Not to Go: The Online Decision for MBA Programs
Chung-Herrera, Beth G.; Krentler, Kathleen A.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v11 n4 Win 2008
This article addresses critical issues for consideration when deciding whether an MBA program should go online. First, background information on various types of distance learning is provided followed by a discussion regarding research on the effectiveness of online courses. Pertinent contextual issues such as alignment of goals, technology, and infrastructure that are important considerations in going online are discussed. Possible costs and benefits involved are discussed with a theoretical example provided. The article concludes with a self-assessment scorecard for programs to use when deciding whether or not to go online.
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Online Courses, Cost Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Decision Making, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Program Effectiveness, Graduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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