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ERIC Number: EJ1151741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2327-5324
Reduced Contact Hour Accelerated Courses and Student Learning
Thornton, Barry; Demps, Julius; Jadav, Arpita
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v18 Mar 2017
Undergraduate instruction in the Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University utilizes two course delivery methods. Traditional daytime classes are 15 weeks long and have approximately 40 contact hours, while evening courses are offered in the Accelerated Degree program in a compressed 8-week format with 24 contact hours. The curriculum is the same for both delivery methods. In the capstone management course taken by all undergraduate business majors, the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test for the Bachelor's Degree in Business (MFTB) is administered for assessment purposes. Since this test is given to both traditional undergraduates and students enrolled in the Accelerated Degree Program, it provides a useful way to see if the method utilized to deliver the course makes a difference in student learning, as measured by the scores on this test. Of course, there are other factors that could affect the scores on this exam, including cumulative GPA and a variety of other educational and demographic attributes of the students enrolled in these programs. After taking all relevant factors into account, the analysis performed in this study shows that the average score on the MFTB is significantly higher for the students enrolled in the accelerated capstone class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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