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Subject:Re: timing training classes From:Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us> To:Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org> Date:Wed, 1 May 2013 09:57:32 -0400
There are so many variables into how much time it takes to properly deliver
a course! Experience with a particular material set is needed to know how
long it will take to deliver.
That being said, the average person speaks at about 120 words per minute.
So if the students will not be permitted questions or other interactions
and will simply sit through the lecture, a three-hour lecture should be
about 21,000 words. Obviously this is just a starting point and of course
you start decreasing that number as interactions and questions are
techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on
05/01/2013 08:08:25 AM:
> From: Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> To: tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: 05/01/2013 08:08 AM
> Subject: timing training classes
> Sent by: techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Is there any metric about how many pages of lecture equal how much
> time in class? Is a 25 page lab (with copious screen prints) enough
> for a 3-hour class?
> I'm not designing the class, only helping out with formatting and
> layout, but some of the lecture notes seem a bit thin to me, and I
> don't know how to pass on this kind of feedback to my SME. (who is
> writing the class based on an outline that some third person,
> unknown, created - and since the outline is published, we have to
> stick with it.)
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