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Prior Learning Assessment Theory and Practice (CAEL 100)

Location: 
Online
Length: 

Version 1: 60 hours (6 weeks). Version 2: 108 hours (6 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: January 2011 - December 2014. Version 2: January 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify areas of their own learning from numerous settings such as training, work, community volunteering, and self-study; describe learning from experience, reflect on the learning, and synthesize their ideas and the ideas of others; build a deep understanding of their lifelong learning; discuss and apply experiential learning theory, models, and concepts; apply critical reflection to consider the nature and value of their learning from experience; demonstrate an appropriate balance of practical and theoretical understanding; prepare learning narratives that demonstrate learning comparable to college-level courses; identify research, gather, organize, and write documentation that supports their learning in order to build a learning portfolio. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify areas of their own learning from numerous settings such as training, work, community volunteering, and self study; describe learning from experience, reflect on the learning, and synthesize ideas and the ideas of others; build a deep understanding of lifelong learning; discuss and apply experiential learning theory, models, and concepts; apply critical reflection to consider the nature and value of learning from experience; demonstrate an appropriate balance of practical and theoretical understanding; prepare learning narratives that demonstrate learning comparable to college level courses; identify research, gather, organize, and write documentation that supports learning in order to build a learning portfolio.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This course is taught in an instructor-led, interactive online environment and includes forums, case studies, and written assignments which facilitate the building of a learning portfolio. Major topics include: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), tacit versus explicit learning, Bloom's Taxonomy, the Kolb Model, and experiential learning theory.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in College Study Skills, Educational Foundations, Personal Development or Educational Planning (2/13 administrative review) (12/14 evaluation).

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