EDUCATION DIVE: New study estimates real cost of MOOCs

Career College Central Summary:

  • A new study estimates that the total costs of offering a massive open online course range from nearly $40,000 to $325,000, eCampus News reports.
  • The cost varies based on the number of personnel involved in development and delivery, the quality of the video, the delivery platform, programming for course features, and other elements, according to eCampus News.
  • Those interviewed for the study said MOOCs require two to three times greater effort than a traditional course and only a handful considered cost reduction an objective for future MOOCs.

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