‘MTSU On the Record’ looks at nontraditional stude...

‘MTSU On the Record’ looks at nontraditional students’ life skills

Getting college credit for what you’ve learned in life was the subject of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Dianna Rust

Dr. Dianna Rust

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Dianna Rust, director of prior learning assessment and an associate professor in MTSU’s Department of University Studies, first aired Jan. 31 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and You can listen to their conversation below.

WMOT-new web logoRust and Professor Emeritus William Ikard conducted a study of nontraditional students who created a portfolio of their pre-MTSU education in an online course. The pair found that the portfolio process was associated with improved student outcomes.

Ikard is the university’s former director of prior learning assessment.

“During the course, what they would do is work on finding the correct documentation of the learning and then writing and reflecting about their learning,” said Rust, “so there is some new work that has to be produced.”

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