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Using an ‘open approach’ to create a new, innovative higher education model

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Susan Huggins ,

Open College at Kaplan University, US
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Peter Smith

Open College at Kaplan University, US
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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.

How to Cite: Huggins, S., & Smith, P. (2015). Using an ‘open approach’ to create a new, innovative higher education model. Open Praxis, 7(2), 153–159. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.7.2.193
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Published on 01 Apr 2015.
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