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Using an ‘open approach’ to create a new, innovative higher education model
Huggins, Susan and Smith, Peter

PublishedJune 2015
Type of workSelected papers from the Open Education Consortium Global 2015 Conference
JournalOpen Praxis
Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 153-159
EditorGil-Jaurena, Inés

ABSTRACT
Navigating learning, formal or informal, can be overwhelming, confusing, and impersonal. With more options than ever, the process of deciding what, where, and when can be overwhelming to a learner. The concept of Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU) was to bring organization, purpose, and personalization of learning caused by vast resources and numerous options. Focused on organizing, supporting and providing a personalized education experience using open courses, an innovative higher education model was conceived and created. As the concept of developing a college that adapted its resources and services to the needs of the learner emerged so did the idea of integrating open courses into a formal higher education model to award college credit for open courses as well as inclusion in a degree program.

Keywords Individual learning plan · open access · open courses · open education · open learning · personalized · prior learning

ISSN2304-070X
Other number2
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
DOI10.5944/openpraxis.7.2.193
URLhttp://openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/193
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