Presentation on theme: "COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION AND NAU’S PERSONALIZED LEARNING INITIATIVE Frederick Hurst, Senior Vice President for NAU Extended Campuses Cori Gordon, Lead."— Presentation transcript:
COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION AND NAU’S PERSONALIZED LEARNING INITIATIVE Frederick Hurst, Senior Vice President for NAU Extended Campuses Cori Gordon, Lead Faculty for Liberal Arts in Personalized Learning November 21, 2013
PERSONALIZED LEARNING INITIATIVE Northern Arizona University’s Personalized Learning enables motivated students to earn a high quality degree more efficiently and at a lower cost by customizing coursework to fit individual learning styles and previously acquired knowledge.
PL OVERVIEW Self-paced, online, adaptive learning Mentor faculty Readiness assessment Curriculum is interdisciplinary and prescribed - there are no electives Every concept - multiple modalities Pre-, interim, post-assessments
NAU’S PERSONALIZED LEARNING Three majors –Computer Information Technology –Small Business Administration –Liberal Arts $2500 for 6-month subscription (all inclusive) Students start any day of the year General education requirements constructed in a modular fashion to produce six distinct degree paths; there are no electives Highly structured student path from first contact to first lesson
AGGRESSIVE TIMETABLE First 3 programs developed and launched in less than a year Approved by HLC on May 21 st Understanding to offer U.S. DoEd – Title IV in August Students enrolled; ~1200 prospects 500 student goal in first year; 8,000 in five years Three new programs second year
PERSONALIZED LEARNING STUDENTS Student Demographics Non-traditional and traditional students Varying levels of college experience Varying reasons for choosing PL Student Experience Reaction to self-paced format Time on task in lessons Performance on assessments; completion of credits
Traditional Bachelor Degree Student takes approximately 40 courses from Liberal Studies, Language, Minor, and Major – up to 120 credit units. Syllabus MOVING FROM CREDIT TO COMPETENCY
40 Course Syllabi broken down by Learning Outcomes Syllabus Syllabi Deconstruction Competencies identified Courses are mapped to each Lesson by the learning outcomes COLT/M MOVING FROM CREDIT TO COMPETENCY
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