Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

This session will focus on best practices in applied learning in online courses through the experiences of Minnesota State Mankato’s Applied Organizational Studies Program. This unique bachelor’s completion program targets current professionals who seek to combine practical work experience with organizational theory. Developed in collaboration with MSU’s College of Behavioral Sciences and University Extended Education, this unique partnership leverages unique strengths of both university organizations in delivering degree completion programming to working adults and employers. The program is one of the fastest growing e-learning programs in the university’s extended education department and has been highly successful in retaining students with significant matriculation barriers. Participants will become acquainted with the techniques used to develop curricula and student engagement practices that they may incorporate in any academic discipline to increase applied learning in a virtual classroom.

Keywords

Online Learning, Applied Learning, Degree Completion

Start Date

8-3-2017 8:15 AM

End Date

8-3-2017 9:15 AM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Dr. Thomas Norman, Ed.D. Doctorate in Educational Policy Admin., U of MN emphasis academic & industry partnerships. Master's degree Public Admin, Hamline University. Dean Univ Extended Ed. at MN State Univ, Mankato.

Dr. Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley, PhD. PhD Public Policy and Admin., Walden University. Master's degree Public Admin & Non-Profit Mgmt, Metro State. MN State Univ, Mankato faculty.

Comments

This is a copy of the presentation from the 2017 eLearning Summit at Normandale Community College.

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Applied Learning in the Online Environment: Navigating Degree Completion Options for Working Adults and Employers

This session will focus on best practices in applied learning in online courses through the experiences of Minnesota State Mankato’s Applied Organizational Studies Program. This unique bachelor’s completion program targets current professionals who seek to combine practical work experience with organizational theory. Developed in collaboration with MSU’s College of Behavioral Sciences and University Extended Education, this unique partnership leverages unique strengths of both university organizations in delivering degree completion programming to working adults and employers. The program is one of the fastest growing e-learning programs in the university’s extended education department and has been highly successful in retaining students with significant matriculation barriers. Participants will become acquainted with the techniques used to develop curricula and student engagement practices that they may incorporate in any academic discipline to increase applied learning in a virtual classroom.