University of Nebraska at Lincoln Experiments with 1-Hour Pop-Up Courses

While 3-credit hour courses are largely the higher ed standard, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln is experimenting more and more with 1-hour pop-up courses.

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, these pop-up courses allow UNL students to explore 3 different emerging technologies, trends and topics, rather than picking just 1.

Faculty claim the condensed format makes it easier to spin up new courses quickly, and the time constraints placed on the course force them to focus on the most important basics.

The takeaway? 1-hour courses on topical subjects are a great way to attract students from a diversity of programs, stay abreast of new trends, and continually evolve your curriculum to better educate and satisfy your students.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.