Commonwealth Meeting of Specialists

Distance Teaching in Higher Education, Cambridge, England 6–11 January 1985, Final Report

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Costs, Effects, Quality

While we can frame deceptively simple questions, asking whether distance teaching makes economic and educational sense for higher education, it is much more difficult to find clear answers. One of the difficulties is simply that we are short of data. Many distance teaching institutions have been working for too short a time to yield good figures on their graduation rates and few cost studies have been published.


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