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The Online Teaching Survival Guide, 2nd Edition by Rita-Marie Conrad, Judith V. Boettcher

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Chapter 10Teaching Accelerated Intensive Courses

ACCELERATED INTENSIVE COURSES are a special type of learning experience. Faculty often feel stressed—understandably so—about how to cover all the content in a course that has been compressed from fifteen weeks into eight weeks or less. The feeling that there is simply not enough time for learning the content is well-founded. As Core Learning Principle 9 states, “Everything else being equal, more time on task equals more learning.” This principle affirms that, learning takes time because it is a growing process. The neurons and synapses in our brains take time to grow. (Kandel, 2006; Brain and Research Foundation, 2013) Assimilating information does not often happen in a flash, and then not until ...

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