ERIC Number: ED399827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A Source Document on Accelerated Courses and Programs at Accredited Two & Four Year Colleges and Universities.
Nixon, Robert O.
The source document is intended to inform college and university faculty and administrators about the kinds of accelerated courses and programs currently offered in the United States and Canada. Data were drawn primarily from a survey of 424 schools, 217 of which were using accelerated courses and programs at the time. Contents of the document include: an overview of survey results and the questionnaire used; an introduction to the philosophy and strategy of accelerated courses; a reprint of "Teaching on Weekends" (James R. East), an overview of weekend courses; notes on the history, development, and implementation of accelerated courses at Pima Community College (Arizona); a general discussion of survey responses, including comments on the advantages and disadvantages of accelerated courses and learning; a directory of two- and four-year accredited postsecondary institutions offering accelerated courses; a comparison of student outcomes in two similar courses, one taught in the accelerated mode over two consecutive weekends and one taught traditionally over 16 weeks; statistical analysis of the survey data; a review of recent literature on accelerated courses, programs, and learning; and a geographic listing of the two- and four-year schools selected for the survey. (An annotated bibliography contains 79 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Directories, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, National Surveys, Teaching Methods, Weekend Programs
Custom Academic Publishing Company, 913 North Broadway, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 ($15).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States