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Flashlight Cost Analysis Handbook's
goal: to help you reduce stress on people and budgets by studying how
programs use time, money, and other resources. Cost models
are often used to compare strategies. Models can be especially
helpful at times of sharp growth or budget cuts. Use
this Handbook along with other Flashlight tools to help
improve learning while also controlling costs and stress on
The Handbook combines:
instruction for creating your own models of how a program, service or project uses resources,
a wealth of case studies:
analyzing costs of different types of instruction at a
distance and on-campus (3 cases).
For a free
sample, click here to see one of those three cases.
deciding whether to require students to lease
gauging the cost-effectiveness of different types of
internal grants to develop new courseware,
reducing the costs of on-campus engineering
costs of running a national project to involve working
teachers in using technology.
Getting the Handbook: There are
several ways to get the Handbook:
If you're a staff member or student
at a subscribing
institution and have the current username and password (ask your local
contact), you can download a .pdf version of the Handbook at no charge by
here to find out if your institution already has a subscription and to see who your institution's contact is -they get
the Flashlight materials as they are published.) The PDF is also
included on a CD received by subscribing institutions.
for information on how your
institution can become a TLT Group subscriber.
one or more paper copies of the version 2.0 using our registration/order