Is Online Learning Cheaper?

Terry Anderson, Connecting the Dots, Aug 02, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

My answer would be, "It depends on what you're doing and who is doing it." Terry Anderson references Tom Carey and David Trick (2013), How Online Learning Affects Productivity, Cost and Quality in Higher Education: An Environmental Scan and Review of the Literature. He writes, "The study concludes with wide ranging recommendations. These take aim at the high costs of independent universities each making their own competitive decisions, and no economy of scale beyond the institutions domain."

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