Student Workload at the College of Arts & Sciences.
- As you consider assessments, keep in mind the workload for the students
- An eight-week course should require about fourteen to seventeen hours of work each week from the student (whether on campus or online.)
- Group discussion board participation is a required assessment in Regent undergraduate courses.
- The workload is based upon the AVERAGE time of completion for the AVERAGE student. Some students will take more time, and some will take less. As the developer you need to find a balance, but do not calculate the workload for this course based upon the longest time a student might possibly take to complete an assignment or to read the various materials.
- It is reasonable to read an entire textbook for a course (400-500 pages), to take quizzes/tests/midterm/final exam (anywhere from 2-6 with approximately 50 questions each), and to have additional assignments/assessments. The workload should be the equivalent of three-credit courses taught at traditional universities.
- Regent Undergraduate students can expect to spend about 20 hours reading the course materials (text, etc.) and 15-20 hours studying for and taking quizzes/tests per week.
- On campus students can expect to spend about 16 hours in the classroom doing various activities.
- Online students can expect to do extra activities (adapted from the on campus lesson plan) that total about 16-20 hours to mirror the on campus activities (a small part of this is extra group discussion board questions).
- Remember, the workload should be the equivalent of three-credit courses taught at traditional universities.
- 16 hours on campus course = 80 hours minimum
- 35 hours classroom time
- 15 to 20 hours reading text
- 15 to 20 hours studying for exams
- 15 to 30 hours working on additional assessments (papers, group projects, presentations, etc.)
In the design stage of the Addie Model, you developed objectives and assessments. Now you're ready to develop your course.