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ERIC Number: EJ890240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1036-0026
Regional Summer Schools: Widening Learning Opportunities through Intensive Courses
Ellis, Bronwyn; Sawyer, Janet
Education in Rural Australia, v19 n1 p35-52 2009
While many universities now include summer school and other intensive courses as part of their annual programme offerings, undergraduate summer school courses were initiated in one South Australian university by its regional campus. Originally designed to give students who had failed a course the opportunity to catch up, they also enabled students to fast-track their degree, or lighten the workload for a subsequent study period, and provided these students with a distinctive learning experience. Despite much informal favourable feedback from both local students and metropolitan students who have availed themselves of this opportunity, there had not been a formal evaluation of the effectiveness of these regional summer schools, in comparison with the usual delivery modes, prior to the study described in this paper. The positives of the regional campus summer school are demonstrated in these results. (Contains 4 tables.)
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. P.O. Box 659, Wembly, Western Australia 6913, Australia. Tel: +08-9264-5809; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia