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Mar 19 2013 - 05:42pm
Learning Counts
Looking up what noted Teachers College philosopher, Prof. George Counts, had to say about learning, I stumbled upon an interesting company: Learning Counts. They seem to offer a service that resonates with our EdLab ongoing discussion on learning paths (see, for example, this Research Digest entry, and, of course, Edfluences). According to their website, this is how the service works (verbatim):
  1. Get Advice from a College Credit Specialist You'll have a session with a College Credit Specialist. You'll talk about your background and interests, and together, determine the fastest and most affordable path to finish your degree.
  2. Enroll in a Course Our online portfolio courses help you demonstrate the college-level learning you acquired through work, volunteering or military service. We offer instructor-led and do-it-yourself courses to work with your schedule.
  3. Portfolio Development and Assessment Using what you've learned in our courses, you'll create an online knowledge portfolio that matches your knowledge and experience to college-equivalent courses.
Once you've completed your online portfolio, a member of our expert faculty will assess your portfolio and recommend it for college credit. You can earn up to 12 undergraduate credit hours for each portfolio you submit. They claim partnerships with affiliated universities, and while the list is limited, they promise that you can still get your credits transferred through National College Credit Recommendation Service.
|By: Gonzalo Obelleiro|835 Reads