Today, University of Central Florida courses that are offered completely or partially online make up 31% of credit hours, therefore requiring fewer teacher labor hours.
Strategies to manage—and reduce—learning costs can include leveraging technology to increase labor efficiency and decreasing tuition costs by minimizing the time required to graduate.
University tuition is increasing in some parts of the world, primarily due to rising personnel costs. Given the increased financial burden of higher education, many people either do not start or do not complete degree programs that could advance their careers.
If we identify options to reduce higher-education costs while maintaining or improving quality, then we will increase interest in higher education and enhance the value proposition of pursuing a degree.
University of Central Florida began investing in digital learning in 2003, and the shift has made a large impact on personnel needs. In addition, the use of adaptive technology has enabled UCF to create personalized learning opportunities for each student, increasing the value-to-cost ratio.