ERIC Number: ED069217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Nontraditional Innovations in Higher Education Classified by Mode of Operation.
Many higher education institutions across the United States have instituted nontraditional study programs that incorporate elements such as flexibility and individualized learning into the curriculum. Implementation of such programs serve to increase options and open doors such as: the identification of new segments of our society to be served; the use of interruption of study to enhance the educational process; the coordination of work and study to provide a total and more realistic learning experience; the nonresidential factor as a plus rather than a minus; the recognition and evaluation of experience as part of learning; new areas of subject matter and regrouping the old ones; the use of new communicative devices for instruction; the involvement of agencies other than formal educational institutions and the consequent involvement of whole communities or regions; and new financial patterns and responsibilities together with their implications for government, public and private institutions, and the individual. This document describes and gives examples of nontraditional credit by examination programs, work-study programs, credit for experience programs, and credit for home study programs. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.