Table for (blended) MSc Modules


Activity Description Study load/contact time in hours [h/h]
Lecture An exposition of a given subject delivered before the class, assessed by an examination: time spent in classroom and time spent in preparing / studying the materials for module assessment
(extra = homework time)
3/1
Assignment Big task on a subject that has already been delivered in a lecture to be performed outside of class, either in group or individual, assessed.
(No separate contact hours)
1/0
Actual hours an average student is expected to spend on task
Workshop
Case study
Role play
Exercise
Lab session.
An activity in the classroom in which the students work only in the class: e.g. debating, participating in role play, solving exercises, using software, working in the lab., etc.
(no homework)
1/1

Fieldtrip
Fieldwork
Excursion or an investigation carried out in the field 1/1

Design exercise

Time spent in classroom and time spent in preparing / working in the design exercise
(extra = preparation time)
3/1
Laboratory or
Tutorial session with preparation and/or reporting
Time spent in lab or class tutorial session including time spent outside classroom for preparation and/or processing data and writing a report
(extra = some preparation or homework time)
2/1



Modified table for online IHE courses




Activity Description for online course Study load/contact time in hours [h/h]
Lecture time for an exposition of a given topic by watching videos, then studying lecture materials, watching PPT’s, visit websites etc. 3/1

Design exercise

Time spent in a video conference and time spent in preparing your part of the presentation of the design exercise
( extra = preparation time)
3/1
Assignment Task on a subject that has already been delivered in a lecture to be performed outside of class, either in group or individual, assessed.
(NO separate contact hours)
1/0
Actual hours an average student is expected to spend on task
Workshop
Case study
Role play
Exercise
Lab session.
An activity in which the students work online together: e.g. debating, solving exercises, using software, working in the virtual lab., etc.
(No extra preparation or homework)
1/1
Laboratory or
Tutorial session with preparation and/or reporting
Time spent in lab or class tutorial session including time spent outside classroom for preparation and/or processing data and writing a report 2/1

Fieldtrip
Fieldwork
Excursion or an investigation carried out in the field 1/1






*) How to estimate reading/studyload for mulitpage resources?

An adult reads about 250 words per minute on average
A single spaced page (a4) contains on average 500 words
(So on average: 2 minutes per page)
Studying a text goes with a lower speed then just reading an easy text.
Be also aware that reading online goes at an even slower speed...

Why not test yourself:

Another handy tool: a color blindness simulator (check your own pictures and schemes here)