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ERIC Number: EJ785775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0379-7724
Online or on Campus: A Student Tertiary Education Cost Model Comparing the Two, with a Quality Proviso
Ioakimidis, Marilou
Higher Education in Europe, v32 n2-3 p249-260 Oct 2007
This paper presents the development and validation of a two-level hierarchical cost model for tertiary education, which enables prospective students to compare the total cost of attending a traditional Baccalaureate degree education with that of the same programme taken through distance e-learning. The model was validated by a sample of Greek university students familiar with both traditional and distance learning who evaluated them in a survey, indicating that the cost advantage of distance e-learning was tempered by the perception that traditional learning has an advantage from the standpoint of quality. The paper also offers several strategies that might help address students' concerns about the quality of distance e-learning. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece