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Leveraging Content Knowledge and Expertise to Expand an Academic Program's Impact and Opportunities: A conceptual framework
Tue 15 Oct, 2019 14:00–15:20
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This session will present an emerging conceptual framework of course-based "knowledge capital" and alternative credentialing that re-visualizes how for-credit course content and learning components might be re-leveraged to meet an expanding and increasingly diversified higher education market for alternative credit and non-credit learning.

In Summer, 2019 Auburn University’s Department of Aviation begins a multi-year re-design of the Aviation Management program’s core courses. As part of this initiative, the Department will work with doctoral students in the College of Education’s Department of Adult Education to explore and identify new opportunities and innovative strategies for leveraging the program’s “knowledge capital” to better meet its outreach and continuing education mission.

The collaborators will present and discuss the barriers and opportunities identified as they evaluated learning content for alternative credit and/or non-credit credentialing options such as stacked and micro-credentials, online certificates, nanodegrees and digital badges. Strategies and recommendations will be shared and an opportunity for session participants to apply these to their own institutional contexts will be provided. In addition, applicable continuing education models will be discussed.
Virginia C Jones, MEd, Auburn University College of Education
Mary J Riley, MA, Auburn University College of Education, Department of Adult Education
Dr. James G. Birdsong, Auburn University College of Liberal Arts