WCET’s Technology Costing Methodology (TCM) is a set of step-by-step procedures that enable institutional leaders to analyze the costs of using technology for both on-and off-campus instruction. TCM was developed in partnership with the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS). The free, step-by-step TCM procedures enable institutional leaders to:
TCM offers a series of tools to assist you in making comparable and reliable estimates of the costs of alternative modes of instruction. The tools include the following:
TCM related resources include four white papers to help faculty and administrators think about technology costing in a broader organizational and policy context. The papers are freely available and include the following:
TCM is an authoritative tool for analyzing costs using standard definitions and cost categories that is sought after by many in the field of education. Funding to develop the Technology Costing Methodology was provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.