Semester Credit Hour Measurement
ABTU adheres to the Carnegie formula for credit hours. The Carnegie formula states that one (1) credit hour per semester equals 15 contact hours plus 30 hours of outside study and preparation. This is comparable to the educational industry standard.
This standard is applied to all ABTU credit hour courses which are 8 weeks long and 3 semester credit hours.
Below is a sample of a Credit Hour Chart for a typical ABTU course; actual times may vary slightly.
|Learning Activities||Weekly Hours Spent Towards Course||Total Hours Spent Towards Course per Term||Term Credits Earned|
|Attending or viewing course lectures||2.5||20|
|Reading instructor's feedback||0.375||3|
|Audio and video||.5||4|
|Reading discussion forums and making responses||1||8|
|Presenting and reading student reports||0||0|
|Course Documents/ weblinks/ web doc||1.7||13.7|
|Required content readings: 25 pages per hour||2.4||19.4|
|Case Studies/ Reaction/ reflection papers: 1 hour per page.||0||0|
|Research papers: 3 hours per page||0.8||6|
|Study for quizzes and exams||2.1||16.8|
|Projects, journaling, or other assignments||4||32|