Economics of e-learning: indicators of comparative cost analysis in higher education

Chakrabarty, Sayan and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Khanam, Rasheda (2014) Economics of e-learning: indicators of comparative cost analysis in higher education. In: 2014 International Conference on Information and Education Technology (ICIET 2014), 2-3 Jan 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

Estimating cost function for technology based e-learning and face to face traditional learning is important to understand the economics of higher education. Universities are raising their tuition fees, especially for face to face learning to meet increasing cost of higher education. This study attempts to identify and compare the cost components of technology embodied higher education (e-learning) and face to face traditional system of higher education. Cost components are divided in terms of universities’ cost of education, students’ cost of education and social cost of education. This paper is a background work to initiate an empirical study of comparing cost of higher education. Hence it would clarify and explore the essential elements of cost associated with higher education.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 06:11
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 05:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-learning; economics; cost
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140204 Economics of Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27531

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