Dr. Jan Carpenter presented at the Association of Middle Level Education national conference in Minneapolis in November 2013.
While some students complete the Prior Learning Assessment program on campus, others choose to complete the entire program online. With the online option, you do not have to report to class on a specific day or time, giving you added flexibility when your schedule is unpredictable.
We offer both the Learning Assessment Workshop and the PLA Seminar in an online format several times a year.
The Learning Assessment Workshop runs the first five weeks of a term, and the PLA Seminar begins the first week of the following term. There will be weekly assignments; you may work ahead if you wish.
The remainder of the PLA process, in which you work toward the development, completion and submission of a PLA Portfolio, also may be completed online. Online communications are usually augmented with telephone and/or face-to-face conferences.