Daily Bookmarks 05/23/2008
Dropdown low down — Tyssen Design
Shorter, Intensive Courses Rated More Effective
Study based on survey results showing that accelerated university courses were rated higher overall by students. The press release mentions research on learning outcomes, but doesn’t cite anything.
“A wealth of scholarship reveals that students seem to learn as well in abbreviated courses as they do in longer ones, but we wanted to see which format students rate as more effective. We looked at effectiveness, as indicated by course instructor surveys, and found that intensive nine- and 11-week classes garnered significantly higher overall course ratings, even after controlling for class size, probable grade in course and workload.”