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Title: A Case Study in the Measurement of Educational Efficiency in Open and Distance Learning
Authors: Tattersall, Colin
Waterink, Wim
Höppener, Pierre
Koper, Rob
Keywords: Educational Efficiency
Lifelong Learning
Learning Pathways
Learning Providers
Open and Distance Learning
Issue Date: 7-Dec-2005
Abstract: Open and Distance Learning (ODL) gives learners control of the time, place and pace of learning, often being characterised as flexible learning. However, this flexibility goes hand-in-hand with procrastination and non-completion. As a result, the efficiency of the educational process is of importance to ODL Providers, governmental funding agencies and learners themselves. This article provides a definition of educational efficiency and a describes a method for its measurement given the special characteristics of ODL. A case study illustrating the analysis of the efficiency of an ODL study programme is presented to illustrate the practical application of the definition. The article concludes with a discussion of the wider applicability of the measurement method in the context of lifelong learning.
Description: Tattersall, C., Waterink, W., Höppener, P., & Koper, R. (2006). A Case Study in the Measurement of Educational Efficiency in Open and Distance Learning. Distance Education, 27(3), 391-404.
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