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Designing an Accelerated Classroom: Sharing Best Practices

  • 1.  Designing an Accelerated Classroom: Sharing Best Practices

    Posted 07-30-2020 07:33

    You are invited to participate in our "Real-time Open" virtual PDW session titled "Designing an Accelerated Classroom: Sharing Best Practices" scheduled on Aug  7, 2020,  from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at AOM2020. All times are Eastern (New York time) (UTC-4).


    Jacqueline Elcik, Providence College

    Joshua Knapp,  U. Wisconsin, Whitewater

    Sunyoung Park, Louisiana State U.

    Daniel Peat, U. Cincinnati

    Therese Sprinkle, Quinnipiac U.

    Robert Yawson, Quinnipiac U.


    Primary Sponsor:  MED

    Other Sponsors:  TIM, HR


    More and more MBA programs, EMBA programs, and online classrooms are re-engineering the traditional semester to suit the working student population needs (e.g., move through degree programs at a faster pace). Accelerated formats are commonly defined as learning formats where students take courses in less time than a traditional semester (Boyd, 2007). This format may include shorter semesters, week-long programs, weekend courses, or hybrid online/on-ground classes. Although not a new platform, there is a lack of understanding and training in terms of selecting an appropriate curriculum and more importantly, re-engineering a course for acceleration (Lee & Horsfall, 2010). This PDW is designed to engage attendees in a discussion of the accelerated classroom and to offer quality time with accelerated design experts. After a brief discussion of each area to consider, attendees may then choose to discuss up to three accelerated decision points in a more intimate, round table setting. Topics including: Selecting acceleration method (e.g. online, on-ground, hybrid; weekend, week, etc.); Eliminating the superfluous (e.g. identifying concepts of importance); Andragogical methods (e.g. experiential, lecture, cases); Assessment and grading (e.g. assignment types, timing); Saving yourself (e.g. instructor enthusiasm, sustainability). Attendees are encouraged to bring a course they have already accelerated or need to accelerate and will be provided an opportunity to ask questions from topical experts using a Zoom Breakout, rotation format.  

    Robert Yawson, PhD
    Associate Professor of Management
    Quinnipiac University
    (203) 582-5023