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Some universities, online and otherwise, give adults course credit for life experiences. Under what conditions can life experiences be equivalent to university course credit?

Provide an example of a "life experience" and the "learning that occurred" because of it.

Then, align this "learning" to the concept of "curriculum development" to make a case for the life experience to be considered credit at a college or university.

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Hello and thank you for your question.

1-Some universities, online and otherwise, give adults course credit for life experiences. Under what conditions can life experiences be equivalent to university course credit?

There are certain ways in which life experience credits can be equivalent to university course credits. Typically, it is in the form of previous university experience, professional designations or certifications, or military or corporate training.

Some universities, such as Strayer University, allows students to submit a Life Credit portfolio where they submit a thorough compilation of their experiences in college-level learning. These can include training certificates, resumes, awards or letters from company supervisors.

Antioch University also has a similar program ...

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Some universities, online and otherwise, give adults course credit for life experiences. Under what conditions can life experiences be equivalent to university course credit?
Provide an example of a "life experience" and the "learning that occurred" because of it.
Then, align this "learning" to the concept of "curriculum development" to make a case for the life experience to be considered credit at a college or university.

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