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ERIC Number: EJ875055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
GNC University: Exploring the Influence of a Unique Academic-Industry Educational Partnership on Understanding and Use of Nutrition Concepts among GNC Managers
Irani, Tracy A.; Lundy, Lisa; Turner, R. Elaine; Percival, Susan S.; Nieves, C.; Sharf, Tracie
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v8 n2 p127-137 2007
Distance education has been at the forefront of forging unique partnerships to facilitate learning. The purpose of this case study was to describe a business-education collaboration between General Nutrition Corporation, Inc. and the University of Florida, involving a series of online courses in introductory nutrition. Utilizing a competency-based approach to assess students' change/gain in career and personal use of nutrition concepts, and use of computer technology, findings indicated that significant growth occurred in all three competency clusters. Overall, participants indicated growth in knowledge and confidence in applying each of the concepts, indicating potential for similar types of business-academic partnerships. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Pennsylvania