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Welcome to Experiential Learning Portfolio

Introduction

Welcome to World Campus and to Liberal Arts 201W: Experiential Learning Portfolio Course. This course is designed to instruct students in what has become a distinct model of performance assessment- the learning portfolio. The course requires you to read materials, apply analysis and critical thinking skills, demonstrate writing skills that meet the standards of the Humanities and conduct research. Students will learn to demonstrate their progress, articulate their knowledge and gain insight into the standards of what constitutes college-level study when applied to out of classroom experiences. The course is designed to assist you in contextualizing what you have learned through engaged scholarship, internships, training programs, and experiential learning.

This course will introduce you to proposal writing, learning theories and qualitative research. This is a “How to” course – the focus is to help you develop an experiential learning portfolio that illustrates in a meaningful way your out of classroom experiences. The portfolio will be your authentic intellectual work. It will be defined by your construction of knowledge and your disciplined inquiry. The course will assist you in assigning meaning to your experiences through identification, assessment, and evaluation of information. The final results will be the production of discourse, products, and performance that have value beyond this course. You will design a portfolio to communicate experiential learning to faculty, employers and academic programs.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify a starting place in defining experiential learning.
  • Transition from reactive to proactive in terms of learning.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop an experiential learning portfolio including:
      • identifying the components of a learning portfolio and developing a narrative
      • utilizing and demonstrating digital literacy skills to earn digital badges for that skillset
  • Utilize qualitative research practices.
  • Demonstrate and practice critical thinking and reflective writing skills.
  • Discuss and apply experiential learning theory, models, and concepts to case studies.
  • Engage in collaborative review and revision with a learning partner to bolster the writing process.
  • Gain experience with several different genres and types of writing.
     

Prerequisites

Coursework

None

Online Learning Readiness

Are you ready to be an online learner? Review the information on this page and take the optional Learning Readiness Questionnaire to gain insight into your self-directedness, learning preferences, study habits, technology skills, and computer equipment capabilities.

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