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University Distance Courses Cost More to Develop Overall but the Same to Deliver as On-Campus Courses (April 2010)

Summary

The Program Evaluation Division was directed to compare the costs for development and delivery of distance education and on-campus courses in the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. Distance education courses cost more overall to develop than on-campus courses but about the same to deliver. The report also explains how distance education increases access to education and the way technology has changed delivery of instruction in the classroom. UNC General Administration is in a position to foster collaboration between campuses to achieve more responsive, comprehensive, and unified distance education programs in the UNC System.

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Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
919-301-1404