RPL: Non-Standard Learning Non-credit courses On-the-job training Professional certification
RPL: Informal Learning Work experience Life experience
RPL: Assessment & Recognition Credential Recognition – Recognizing diplomas, degrees, professional designations (CGA, CMA, etc.), etc. – May be used for admission purposes. – May be used for advanced standing with credit. – May be used to waive program requirements (advanced standing with no credit).
RPL: Assessment & Recognition Transfer Credit – Awarding credit at one institution for courses completed at another institution. – May include course-for-course, block transfer, and articulation agreements.
RPL: Assessment & Recognition Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition – Assessing and recognizing non-standard and/or informal learning. – Assessment may be based on: Exams (oral or written) Writing samples Performance/skills Products, etc.
RPL Considerations What makes a TWU degree? Accreditations & limits from external orgs. What limits on types of learning should be set? Are all types of learning of equal value? What are industry standards & best practices? Must avoid looking like a degree mill!
RPL Resources http://www.cael.org/home Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). http://www.cael.org/home