The next few messages have the theme of Intensive Teaching, as that’s what I’m doing this weekend, at our Singapore campus. I have 28 students, half a semester of content and 16 hours over three days. These students almost all have responsible full-time jobs and, in Singapore, that means 5.5 days a week.
My challenge is to present the material of Distributed Systems in an interesting, engaging and informative way to 28 people who, by Sunday, will be at risk of narcolepsy. Fortunately, the students are keen, the material is quite interesting by itself and I’ve done this before.
I hope that some of the posts that follow give you some interesting insights into a type of teaching that we don’t do all that often in higher ed – the ultra-intensive. I look forward to your comments.