Developing, Assessing, and Awarding Credit for Prior Learning using the LMS in an asynchronous program
David Rausch, Elizabeth Crawford, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, United States
Adult learners often have learning experiences based on their work and profession that can and should be reviewed for potential college credit. These may include formal training they have engaged in as well as informal learning accomplished on the job. Our online, asynchronous Applied Leadership program designed for adult learners includes specific coursework to assist adult learners to identify prior learning experiences, develop a digital portfolio, and document the prior learning they have accomplished in terms of learning areas and learning outcomes. Our program faculty and staff are all certified for prior learning assessment by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and follow the CAEL guidelines for assessing and awarding CPL. In this session, we will describe the process for designing the online courses for credit for prior learning, the development of the digital portfolio framework, and the ongoing work to identify, document, and assess prior learning to college credit. Join us and learn how your institution can help adult learners make the most of their prior learning and work to progress toward a degree incorporating their professional practice and experience into their learning journey.
Rausch, D. & Crawford, E. Developing, Assessing, and Awarding Credit for Prior Learning using the LMS in an asynchronous program. In Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning Online 2022 (pp. 104-107).