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Abstract

Every continuing education unit must be on the forefront of the technology boom in order to remain attractive to students as well as best prepare students to enter the work force. Unfortunately, there is a significant cost associated with each new technological advancement. A significant debate has recently sparked over who should foot the bill for technological advancements. This work applies the Array of Higher Education Benefits (IHEP, 1998) as well as other relevant literature to the debate over who should foot the bill for the inevitable technological advancements. The benefits of higher education extend well beyond the individual receiving the degree, thus students should not solely receive the additional cost burden. Institutions of higher education work to fill the needs of the public and private sectors. All involved should share the costs of technological advancement.

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