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A model for evaluating the institutional costs and benefits of ICT initiatives in teaching and learning in higher education

By David Nicol and Michael Coen


Significant investments are being made in the application of new information and communications technologies (ICT) to teaching and learning in higher education. However, until recently, there has been little progress in devising an integrated cost‐benefit model that decision‐makers can use to appraise ICT investment options from the wider institutional perspective. This paper describes and illustrates a model that has been developed to enable evaluations of the costs and benefits of the use of ICT. The strengths and limitations of the model are highlighted and discussed

Topics: LB Theory and practice of education, LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1080/0968776030110205
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:405/core5

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