We are currently using this program at our church. Here's my two cents worth. The DVDs are about 1 hour long each. There is a computer disk included with the program that has printable workbook pages with blanks that need to be filled out. You can choose to use these or not. I think either way would be fine. They could be assigned as homework but would be better used as a hand out in class that students fill out as they watch the DVD. That is what we are doing. In my opinion students could miss a class or two and it would be fine. Each video pretty much stands on its own. Our class is about 1 1/2 hours. We watch the DVD then spend about 1/2 hour for discussion. There are times when even that seems a little rushed. But I have promised our group the meeting will end on time. Only taking one hour would defiantly be to short.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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Each lecture runs approximately 50 minutes. The series provided handouts take anywhere from 20 minutes to 45 minutes.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Hi Joan, The course has one CD that has a PDF on it with a study guide (and a one with answers). I have only gone through 2 of the CDs and they were approximately 1 hour each. Furthermore, each lesson has a separate PowerPoint that goes with it. I have not gone through the complete series but would expect you would find that the course could be completed with the items noted in your post - absences, etc. If you provided the study guide to each person, they would easily be able to fill it in and follow the lessons. For example, the first lesson has a PowerPoint of 51 slides. These slide replicate the study guide. You could do either or both but....I think you may be able to plan on 2 weeks for a unit. It would just depend upon your audience - questions, ages, understanding of materials, etc. Good luck in your decision to purchase or not....my vote would be GO FOR IT!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Each of the twelve sessions is approximately 60 minutes long. There is no division for the main lecture, however the menu lists key "discussion points". These are not chapters. The PDF's included feature fill-in-the-blank style workbooks that accompany the video, but there is no "homework".
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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