CFOS Table 1.1

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Exercise 1.1 - Sample Answers

Types of Costs (leave these columns blank for the moment)
Course Development
training workshop for course writers
payments for course writers
fees/salary for editor
salary/wages for typist
costs of pilot-testing materials
Materials Production
salary/wages/fees for DTP
payments for illustrations
payments for use of copyright material
costs of printing or photocopying
Materials Distribution
storage of materials
packing materials
transporting materials
communicating with those handing out materials to learners
Admission & Registration
assessing applications from potential students
entering registration forms on a computer database
checking data entry for completeness and accuracy
Allocation to Centres & Study Groups
rent or maintenance of study centre building
utilities (electricity, heating, water) for study centres
payments to centre heads
provision of ICTs at study centres
informing students about when and which study centre to go to
Tutorials & Study Groups
payments to tutors
training of tutors
teaching materials (chalk, felt-tip markers, photocopies, etc.)
fees/wages for marking assignments
rental of examination hall
payment for exam invigilators
payment for exam marking
checking that students have met all the requirements for a certificate to be awarded
printing certificates & inscribing graduates' names
graduation ceremony
recruiting part-time tutors and issuing contracts to them
issuing cheques or arranging for bank transfers to pay tutors
maintaining the institution's computer network
insurance for the institution
salary of institution's director/chief executive officer
payments to institution's board of governors/advisors
costs of strategic planning workshops
costs of periodic evaluation of institution

This table is not comprehensive. There are many more examples of costs that you might have included in your list.

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