eveloping Knowledge Through Practical Experience: The Principles of Financial Sustainability for Online Programs

July 9, 2007

Following the theory of situated cognition as proposed by Brown, Collins, and Duguid (1998), this research project tapped into the contextual knowledge of experienced administrators of online programs. Draft principles of financial sustainability for online programs were developed by an initial team of experienced online educators and then critiqued by seven directors of FIPSE-funded online programs. The directors added conditions, situations, and caveats to the principles making the final product a rich and comparatively complete list of issues that are important for administrators to understand.

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