Includes bibliographical references. 'This paper provides a literature review and an environmental scan on the use of online learning in higher education, in Canada and internationally. The paper focuses on the following questions: What are the cost implications of a shift to online learning? Specifically, does a greater use of online instruction save institutions or systems money and, if so, under what circumstances? What do we know about the relationship between online learning and important variables that are often considered when discussing the “quality” of an institution or of a system? Based on our research, we make some observations about the policy implications for the Ontario government and for Ontario universities and colleges'--Introduction Subject(s): Education, Higher - Computer-assisted instruction - Ontario., Web-based instruction - Ontario. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: Aug. 6, 2013.
How online learning affects productivity, cost and quality in higher education