Establishing Educational Equity through OERs

Session Description
Today’s learner needs a flexible, customized approach to earning a college degree. Many adult learners have a wealth of work experience, transfer credit, military training, or credit from other sources. Part of Purdue Global University, Open College provides access to free and low-cost open resources to support students with prior college-level learning during every step of their educational journey. This unconventional approach to education removes traditional barriers to college credit by placing learners in an open environment, which encourages independent and critical thinking.

This presentation discusses the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies degree, ways to earn credit, prior learning assessment, and open educational resources.

Carolyn Stevenson
Carolyn Stevenson, Purdue University Global, IL
Dr. Carolyn Stevenson is currently a full-time faculty member for Purdue University Global. She completed her Ed.D. from Roosevelt University, M.B.A. from Kaplan University, M.A. in Communications from Governor’s State University and B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University. She has been cited for her expertise in online learning, qualitative research, open educational resources, and prior learning. She is also a regular reviewer for conference papers and textbooks and has served on various offices and committees for the American Education Research Association. Carolyn has over 20 years teaching and administrative experience in higher education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has taught Speech, Fine Arts and Humanities for City Colleges of Chicago. She is currently working on editing a text entitled Enhancing Higher Education Accessibility through Open Education and Prior Learning, to be published by IGI Global in 2020.
Session Type
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