Thursday, 17 December 2009

Time for Developing E-learning

According to the Learning Technology support at my old university.

For a pedagogically sound course the development time is between 10 and 100 hours for each hour of student contact time.

An MSc course is 180 credits which corresponds to 1800 hours of student learning time. Assuming that only half of that time is contact time this is 900 hours of online materials that have to be developed.

This will take between 9000 and 90,000 hours of development time. That is between 1200 and 12000 days of full-time work on the project. So between 3 and 30 years for one person! A potential life-times work.

I rather suggest that they are idiots and have no idea about how to develop university level learning.

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