This course focuses on the principles and methodology of assessing college level learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. Students analyze personal learning in terms of adult learning theory. They identify, articulate, and document personal learning outcomes and relate what they have learned to the topics and learning outcomes college courses. The course promotes skill development in organizing information, writing, analyzing, and critical thinking. Students prepare a prior learning portfolio to demonstrate learning equivalent to one course which may be submitted for assessment at no additional charge within 30 days of successfully completing the IDS 102 course. A grade of “C” or better in this course is required for anyone seeking portfolio credit. (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Distinguish between learning experiences and learning outcomes.
- Analyze their personal learning experiences in terms of adult learning theory and in relation to college courses.
- Identify and document their personal learning outcomes.
- Examine topics and learning outcomes of college courses in relation to their personal learning outcomes.
- Identify college courses that potentially match their personal learning outcomes.
- Prepare a prior learning portfolio to demonstrate that their personal learning is equivalent to what would be achieved by successfully completing a specified credit-bearing course taught at a regionally accredited higher education institution.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Class Discussions (based on 8 forums)
Auto-graded Activities (based on 3 quizzes)
Worksheets (based on Proposal, Learning Inventory, Summary Sheet, and Evidence List)
Portfolio Documents (based on Resume, 1st draft Introduction, and 1st draft Narrative)
Revised Portfolio Documents (based on 2nd draft Introduction and 2nd draft Narrative)
- All materials for the course are available on the class site. Please see the class site for all reading assignments.
A good desktop reference for grammar, punctuation, etc. Any handbook that you already have that includes the current APA and MLA reference formats will do. Recommend the one used in Charter Oak's IDS101: Cornerstone Seminar:
- Rosa, A., & Eschholz, P. The Writer’s Brief Handbook. 7th ed. New York: Pearson, Longman, 2010. ISBN-10: 0-205-74407-9 or ISBN-13: 978-0-205-74407-7
- A college level dictionary
|Week||SLOs||Readings and Exercises||Assignments|
Topic: Implicit Learning
Topic: Distinguishing Experience from Learning
Topic: Identifying College Level Knowledge
Topic: Learning Outcomes
Topic: Critical Thinking Skills
Topics: Writing the Portfolio Narrative and Citing Sources
Topic: Writing Week
Topic: Compiling Your Portfolio
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.