Enhancing Education Through Open Degree Programs and Prior Learning Assessment

Enhancing Education Through Open Degree Programs and Prior Learning Assessment

Carolyn N. Stevenson (Purdue University Global, USA)
Release Date: May, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 306
ISBN13: 9781522552550|ISBN10: 1522552553|EISBN13: 9781522552567|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5255-0

Description

The rising cost of tuition, increasing competition, and mounting student loan debt has caused educational leaders to rethink degree programs and resources for learners. As such, open educational resources, prior learning assessment, open degree plans, and competency-based learning have gained popularity in the field of higher education.

Enhancing Education Through Open Degree Programs and Prior Learning Assessment is a critical scholarly resource that examines teaching and learning materials that learners may freely use and reuse without charge. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as open educational resources, prior learning assessment, and competency-based learning, this book is geared towards educations, professionals, school administrators, researchers, academicians, librarians, and students seeking current research on equity and access to higher education for all learners across the globe.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adult Education
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Competency-Based Learning
  • Fostering Effective Learning Community in the Online Classroom
  • Online Learning
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Prior Learning Assessment
  • The Role of MOOCs for College Credit

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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