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mtl120 - Costs and Economics of Technology Enhanced Learning (Complete module description)
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Module label Costs and Economics of Technology Enhanced Learning
Module code mtl120
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
180 hours (self-study: approx. 80 hours; learning activities: approx. 80 hours; participation: approx. 20 hours)
Institute directory Department of Educational Sciences
Applicability of the module
Responsible persons
Hülsmann, Thomas (Module responsibility)
Further responsible persons
Christine Walti
mtl100 Principles, Theory, and Practice of Technology Enhanced Learning
Skills to be acquired in this module
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Review the expansion of education and the soaring costs of educational provision.
  2. Understand the conceptual framework of Human Capital Theory, the core theory of economics of education.
  3. Identify and measure the cost drivers in TEL and open and distance learning (ODL) systems.
  4. Understand the role of overheads and the problem of cost attribution.
  5. Treat capital costs including the annualization of costs.
  6. Handle the basic cost model and analyze scale economies.
  7. Analyze and compare the cost structure of media and handle a cost model for rapid cost appraisal of a selected media configuration.
  8. Apply costing methodology to net based learning and identify the cost-drivers specific to ODL.
  9. Discuss the impact of net-based learning on the cost-structure of ODL.
  10. Analyze the costs of online student support.
Module contents
This course presents a study of the economics of technology enhanced learning within the larger context of the economics of education. A variety of methodological approaches (including cost/benefit and cost/effectiveness analysis) are applied within the context of technology enhanced learning environments. A variety of costing techniques and economic models are explored and applied to different institutional forms and levels of distance education and TEL environments.
Reader's advisory
All course materials will be provided as open education resources (OER).
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 15 weeks Semester
Module frequency This module will be offered once every semester.
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Internet-based discussion forums, group activities, learning activities, webinars, selfstudy, online seminars with guest experts
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Proficiency in internet and Microsoft Office use; self-organization skills
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the semester
Course type Seminar
Frequency SuSe or WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h