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Intensive courses: compressed, condensed, or accelerated courses deliver content within a shortened period of time. An intensive course is not meant to be a copy and paste of a traditional full-semester course.

Students will:

  • Meet more frequently for a shorter period of time for class activities, discussions, and group work.

  • Have increased number of out-of-class, self-study commitment hours for pre intensive course preparation.

Intensive courses provide a different modality to the higher educational environment. Non-traditional students, such as second-degree-seeking, desire to return to school while keeping pace with their daily responsibilities and therefore require non-traditional methods of instruction. This type of course delivery allows for easier access and integration into daily life than traditional course delivery.

Intensive courses:

  • Maximize adult learning opportunities to achieve course outcomes in a condensed time frame

  • Use measurements that assess multiple outcomes and objectives

Since there is an increase in enrollment of non-traditional students, universities are challenged to consider learning opportunities that meet the needs of non-traditional students.

Publication Date

2022

Language

English

Keywords

Nontraditional college students

Disciplines

Education | Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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An Intensive Course: Benefits for Non-Traditional Students in a Practice-Based Discipline


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