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The Quality of Distance Learning from an Economic Perspective: A Case Study from Hong Kong
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, Open University of Hong Kong

Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Volume 13, Number 1, ISSN 1179-7665 e-ISSN 1179-7665 Publisher: Distance Education Association of New Zealand

Abstract

This paper examines the quality of distance education in terms of its impact on the earnings of workers, based on Hong Kong’s 2001 census and 2006 by-census data. Education and training, which are an investment in human capital, enhance the productivity of workers and increase their lifetime incomes: a more productive investment will produce a higher rate of return. The effects of education and training on workers’ earnings can be regarded as a proxy for measuring the quality of education undertaken. This study shows that, as regards earnings, and therefore (indirectly) quality, there is no statistically significant difference between distance and traditional education.

Citation

Wai, C. (2009). The Quality of Distance Learning from an Economic Perspective: A Case Study from Hong Kong. Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning, 13(1), 41-50. Distance Education Association of New Zealand. Retrieved January 20, 2022 from .

This record was imported from the Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning on June 27, 2014. [Original Record]

The Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning is a publication of New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (DEANZ).