Teaching Compressed-Format Courses: Teacher-Based Best Practices

William J. Kops

Abstract


This study provides insight into how highly rated instructors approached teaching compressed summer session courses, and offers a set of best practices that others might use when teachingĀ in similar settings. Top-rated instructors indicated differences in the way they taught compressed-format summer session courses, with respect to course planning, classroom instruction, student assessment, and interaction with students. The study is of value to continuing educators, as universities are increasingly challenged to think about flexible delivery models, including teaching and learning in compressed formats.


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