Economics of Distance and Online Learning: Theory, Practice and Research by William J. BrambleEconomics of Distance and Online Learning: Theory, Practice and Research by William J. Bramble

Economics of Distance and Online Learning: Theory, Practice and Research

EditorWilliam J. Bramble, Santosh Panda

Hardcover | March 31, 2008

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the organizational models of distance and online learning from an international perspective and from the point of view of economic planning, costing and management decision-making. The book points to directions for the further research and development in this area, and will promote further understanding and critical reflection on the part of administrators, practitioners and researchers of distance education. The experiences and perspectives in distance education in the US are balanced with those in other areas of the world.

Title:Economics of Distance and Online Learning: Theory, Practice and ResearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:March 31, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415963885

ISBN - 13:9780415963886

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Organizational and Cost Structures for Distance and Online Learning,William J. Bramble and Santosh Panda

Chapter 2: Changing Distance Education and Changing Organizational Issues,D. Randy Garrison and Heather Kanuka

Chapter 3: Online Learning and the University,Chris Curran

Chapter 4: Virtual Schooling and Basic Education,Thomas Clark

Chapter 5: Historical Perspectives on Distance Education in the United States,Paul J. Edelson and Von Pittman

Chapter 6: Funding of Distance and Online Learning in the United States,Mark J. Smith and William J. Bramble

Chapter 7: Funding Distance Education: A Regional Perspective,Santosh Panda and Ashok Gaba

Chapter 8: Costs and Quality of Online Learning,Alistair Inglis

Chapter 9: Costing Virtual University Education,Insung Jung

Chapter 10: Cost-Benefit of Student Retention Policies and Practice,Ormond Simpson

Chapter 11: Cost-Benefit of Online Learning,Zane L. Berge and Charlotte Donaldson

Chapter 12: Transforming Workplace Learning: The Role of Embedded Learning in Creating a Competitive Workforce,Jade Nguyen Strattner and Diana Oblinger

Chapter 13: Open Basic Education: Organizational Structures, Costs, and Benefits,Palitha Edirisingha

Chapter 14: From Baobab to Bonsai: Revisiting Methodological Issues in the Costs and Economics of Distance Education and Distributed e-Learning,Thomas H'lsmann

Chapter 15: Implications for Planning and Management of Distance and Online Learning,William Bramble and Santosh Panda