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Choppin, Jeffrey; Carson, Cynthia; Borys, Zenon; Cerosaletti, Cathleen; Gillis, Robert – Grantee Submission, 2014
Digital content is increasingly present in U.S. K-12 classrooms, with a current push by federal officials to increase the rate at which digital textbooks are adopted. While some teachers' use of electronic resources involves locating activities and lessons from various internet sites, textbook and educational software companies have begun to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Computer Software, Costs
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Choppin, Jeffrey; Carson, Cynthia; Borys, Zenon; Cerosaletti, Cathleen; Gillis, Rob – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2014
Digital content is increasingly present in U.S. K-12 classrooms, with a current push by federal officials to increase the rate at which digital textbooks are adopted. While some teachers' use of electronic resources involves locating activities and lessons from various internet sites, textbook and educational software companies have begun to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Textbooks, Individualized Instruction
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Allen, Nicole – EDUCAUSE Review, 2009
Textbooks are an essential, but increasingly expensive part of obtaining a college degree. Digital textbooks are a promising way to lower costs for students. The digital format has the potential to cut production costs, increase options for students, and open up the market to more competition. Digital textbooks are now beginning to gain a more…
Descriptors: Textbook Publication, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gramm, Cynthia L.; Schnell, John F. – Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2001
A 1994-96 survey of Alabama human resource managers indicated that unions deterred the use of flexible arrangements; subcontracting was positively related to core employees' wages; and flexible staffing was associated with core employee hiring costs and low-cost production strategies. Core employees gained job security through use of flexible…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Job Security, Manufacturing Industry, Unions
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Shotick, Joyce A.; Walsko, Greg – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1997
Profiles "Barnyard Economics," a children's play produced by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). SIFE is a national organization for college students who provide economic education to the community. The audience-participation play uses the adventures of a pig to illustrate opportunity costs, production of goods and services, and productive…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Cross Age Teaching, Economics Education, Elementary Education
Johnson, Nate – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
Previous research on attrition has focused on the economic consequences of low graduation rates in terms of costs to students and families (from tuition and fees that do not culminate in a credential), lost time, and income and tax losses from low educational attainment in the workforce. However, no systematic attention has been given to another…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attrition, Credits, Educational Attainment
New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2013
The performance of higher education in New Mexico--measured by cost-efficiency, degree production, graduation rates, and a host of other metrics--remains exceptionally low in comparison with all but two or three other states. For most of the 2013 calendar year the Higher Education Department worked on various fronts to address the most pressing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Annual Reports, Enrollment Trends, Academic Persistence
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Hemelt, Steven W.; Stange, Kevin; Furquim, Fernando; Simon, Andrew; Sawyer, John E. – Education Next, 2022
How expensive is a college degree? Usually, the answer is based on what students pay in tuition and fees compared to what they earn after graduation. Very little is known about the economic cost of running an electrical engineering program compared to, say, a history department, or the resource consequences of steering more students into these…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Student Costs, Tuition, Bachelors Degrees
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Gordon, David; Vaughan, Richard – American Journal of Business Education, 2011
The production function explains a basic technological relationship between scarce resources, or inputs, and output. This paper offers a brief overview of the historical significance and operational role of the production function in business and economics. The origin and development of this function over time is initially explored. Several…
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Business Administration Education, Role Perception
Chichernea, Virgil – Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 2007
Any professional act will lead to a significant change. How can one make students understand "managing change" as a consequence or as an intended objective? "DECISION IN CASCADE" -- is a Management Computational Game for the Education of University Master Students and Junior Executive -- simulates five economic functions: research and…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Graduate Study, Computer Simulation, Learning Modules
Bhat, Suma; Chinprutthiwong, Phakpoom; Perry, Michelle – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2015
Instructional content designers of online learning platforms are concerned about optimal video design guidelines that ensure course effectiveness, while keeping video production time and costs at reasonable levels. In order to address the concern, we use clickstream data from one Coursera course to analyze the engagement, motivational and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation
McElroy, Robert G. – 1987
This handbook is intended to help government, university, private sector, and other users become better acquainted with the concepts and data underlying the Department of Agriculture's statistical series. The introduction reviews what various pieces of federal legislation say about the computation of agricultural production costs by the U.S.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Annotated Bibliographies, Budgets, Cost Effectiveness
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Wickham, James; Boucher, Gerard W. – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
This article examines the claim that the Irish educational system was one cause of Ireland's rapid economic growth in the 1990s. For decades Irish economic policy has assumed that economic growth depended on foreign direct investment (FDI). During the 1990s, Irish exports largely comprised high-technology manufacturing products; foreign-owned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduates, Economic Progress, Vocational Education
Nicosia, Nancy; Pacula, Rosalie Liccardo; Kilmer, Beau; Lundberg, Russell; Chiesa, James – RAND Corporation, 2009
This first national estimate suggests that the economic cost of methamphetamine (meth) use in the United States reached $23.4 billion in 2005. Given the uncertainty in estimating the costs of meth use, this book provides a lower-bound estimate of $16.2 billion and an upper-bound estimate of $48.3 billion. The analysis considers a wide range of…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Crime, Quality of Life, Drug Therapy
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Gutierrez, Christine Gardiol; Boder, Andre – Educational Media International, 1992
This second part of a report on European multimedia producers focuses on evaluation criteria and methodologies and the European market for educational and training multimedia materials, including production costs, subcontracting, the production hierarchy, the rationalization of production, and trends in the educational and training multimedia…
Descriptors: Costs, Economic Factors, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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