Enhancing Education Through Open Degree Programs and Prior Learning Assessment, 1st Edition

  • Carolyn N. Stevenson
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  • ISBN-10: 1522552561
  • ISBN-13: 9781522552567
  • DDC: 374
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 306 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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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. This title 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Application of Prior Learning Assessment and Competency-Based Education.
1: Open Educational Resources and Prior Learning Assessment: Online Educational Programs.
2: Weaving Innovative Threads Together: A New Fabric for Higher Education.
3: Bridging the Pathway From the Masters to a Doctoral Program in Higher Education Through Portfolio Learning Assessment.
4: How Prior Learning Assessment Fits Into Today’s Education Landscape.
5: Competency-Based Learning for Organizational Managers.
6: New Degrees of Opportunity at OC@KU: Addressing the Needs of Today’s Learners With Affordable, Flexible, Competency-Based Educational Options.
Utilizing Open Educational Resources in the Online Classroom.
7: Inclusivity Instead of Exclusivity: The Role of MOOCs for College Credit.
8: Open by Degrees: A Case of Flexibility or Personalization?.
9: Open Educational Resource: How to Teach Online - An Open Online Course That Prepares Instructors to Teach Online.
10: Open Educational Resources for Higher Education: A Boon or a Threat?.
11: Designing Interaction in Online Courses.
12: Fostering Effective Learning Community in the Online Classroom.
13: A Viking in Education: A Warrior in the Classroom.
14: Utilizing Question and Answer Discussion Forums to Enhance Learning in University Health Courses: Q&A Online Discussion Forums for Efficient E-Learning.
15: Resilience and Its Importance to Online Students.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.