Making the Case for the Recognition of Learning: Evidence from the Field to Scale Effective Practices and Policies


Not all learning takes place in the classroom. Students often gain valuable knowledge and applicable skills on the job, during military service, through certifications, or from life experiences. The Recognition of Learning, also known as Prior learning assessment (PLA) makes it possible for students to earn academic credit for nontraditional learning. Eight out of ten U.S. higher education institutions offer one or more PLA options to students, but it’s still not always easy for students to earn credits for a variety of reasons. Those that are able to earn credits thanks to PLA often finish degrees that they otherwise would not have.

Watch event from Dec. 10, 2020.

Join us for a discussion with noted experts about the power of recognizing prior learning to support student success.

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