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ERIC Number: EJ1140938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Student Migration to Online Education: An Economic Model
Eisenhauer, Joseph G.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v9 n1 p19-28 Spr 2013
The popularity of distance education has increasingly led universities to consider expanding their online offerings. Remarkably few financial models have been presented for online courses, however, and fewer still have investigated the economic consequences of the migration, or cross-over, of students from traditional classes within the institution. The issue is critically important because small class sizes are widely recommended for online courses, and the available empirical data suggest that sizable and rising fractions of online enrollments are due to internal migration. This paper develops a simple model indicating the minimum proportions of online students who must be new registrants in order for online ventures to break even.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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