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Course Description:

This course focuses on individualized Prior Learning Assessment (iPLA). The purpose of the course is to help you think through what you've learned and how you've gained that knowledge, and to translate that thinking into appropriate requests for college credit—appropriate in terms of college-level learning, and appropriate to your degree plan.

The course alternates and interweaves very concrete information (e.g., how Empire State College's prior learning assessment process works) and more abstract investigation (e.g., the nature of college-level learning). Each type of investigation informs the other. Not only will the course help you through the process of describing and documenting your learning, it will also help you understand the theory, conceptual framework, and different approaches to prior learning assessment. In this way, the course will add to your knowledge about learning and assessing learning.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 2
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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