Costs of Low-Scale Distance Learning Programs: A Case of Distance Learning Courses in the Aegean Islands.

Costas Tsolakidis, Persa Fokiali


The advance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the reduction of cost in digital applications motivate course designers to develop new application of distance learning programs so as to meet the increasing educational needs in the knowledge-based society. As a consequence, distance learning courses are increasing in number, credibility and acceptability all over the world. The question is whether these programs are efficient in terms of costs. The main theme of this work is to investigate cost behaviour and estimate cost efficiency of distance learning courses applied in low-inhabited, remote islands. The target group consists of high school students of Grade I. The distance learning course that is designed uses several scenarios of the ?what-if form


Cost efficiency; cost effectiveness ;distance learning ; remote islands

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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