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dc.contributor.authorPrevost, Amy C.
dc.contributor.authorO’Leary, Philip R.
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-03T19:45:50Z
dc.date.available2008-09-03T19:45:50Z
dc.date.issued2008-05-21
dc.identifier.other242
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/24426
dc.descriptionThis presentation was part of the session : Evaluation: Assessing the Value of Continuing Engineering Educationen
dc.descriptionIACEE 11th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education
dc.description.abstractIn response to a challenge by one of the department’s corporate customers, a study was initiated to measure the return on investment, or ROI, of continuing engineering education programs. Literature reported various available techniques but extremely limited application to engineering programs. Two program series were selected for detailed study. Scientifically constructed questionnaires were collected using both on-line and mail surveys. Results revealed students’ reasons for selecting the programs, attributes of the programs most valued, future interest in conversion to distance delivery formats, and a subjective measurement of the value received. Specific calculation of the ROI was found to not be practical. The primary limitation was the lack of financial data available to the students. Plans for future study include helping students better assess their cost savings and refined survey techniques.
dc.description.sponsorshipDistance Learning and Professional Education ; International Association for Continuing Engineering Educationen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWCCEE08. Fundamentalsen
dc.subjectBenefits of continuing engineering education
dc.subjectReturn on investment
dc.subjectCourse content
dc.subjectSurveys
dc.titleMeasuring the Benefits of Continuing Engineering Educationen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Distance Learning and Professional Education
dc.contributor.corporatenameInternational Association for Continuing Engineering Education
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Wisconsin--Madison


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