Alternative credentials: prior learning 2.0


Permanent URL for this page:

Author: Buban, Jill


This study sheds light on how adult learning institutions address students who possess alternative credentials and seek to apply these experiences to a degree. It explores key definitions and reveals five common themes focused on competency-based education (CBE), prior learning assessment (PLA), alternative credentials, the importance of reliable data, and traditional versus non-traditional learning. This study is expected to serve as a useful tool for education planners, policy makers, administrators, researchers and government leaders to help shape future ideas about how to serve adult...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Pathways; Outcomes; Research; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Adult learning; Accreditation of prior learning; Recognition of current competency; Recognition of prior learning; Formal learning; Nonformal learning; Attainment

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [Newburyport, Massachusetts]: Online Learning Consortium, 2017

Physical description: 29 p.

Access item:

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 127.448

Show Extra Info
QR Code for