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Discover Your Value: Turning Experience into College Credit is a Course

Discover Your Value: Turning Experience into College Credit

Ended Feb 18, 2018

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Full course description

Course Date:

Nov 13, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018


13 weeks


10 hrs/wk



Course Type:



Paid credits


This self-paced course provides participants with the opportunity to explore, assess, and document learning mastered through a variety of life experiences. You will be challenged to think holistically and critically about your skills, knowledge, and performance capabilities as they relate to college-level and professional-based learning. Participants will use social media to build personal learning networks that support collaborative learning and cooperative engagement. The focus is on identifying college-level content and preparing an experiential learning portfolio.

For $150, you may submit your experiential learning portfolio for review at Bellevue University. If the portfolio is awarded at least one credit, you will receive two credits for completion of this course at no extra charge.

Topics covered include:

  • Week One: Self Assessment (Inventory)
  • Week Two: Exploration (Honing Skills)
  • Week Three: Documentation (Research)
  • Week Four: Looking Forward (Survey the Land)
  • Week Five: Building and Organizing
  • Week Six: Reviewing and Revising


In this course, students can expect to learn . . . Read More.


Identify your own learning preferences and describe how they connect to your personal and workplace value, or human capital.

  • Explain how human capital elements (skills, knowledge, behaviors and talent) help identify individual value
  • Draw your own personal learning space based on preferences
  • Identify your personal strengths and areas for growth


Identify how your human capital inventory pertains to your educational goals.

  • Describe the differences between traditional and experiential learning
  • Identify and articulate your educational goals
  • Organize past and present learning experiences to show how experiences impact your human capital inventory


Create an experiential learning portfolio documenting demonstration of performance.

  • Identify and evaluate discipline areas where learning has been achieved at the college level.
  • Compose an evidence-based narrative of your learning

Course is offered by Bellevue University.

Course Instructors

Jack Nelson

Jack Nelson


Jack Nelson is the Program Manger for Continuing Education at Bellevue University. In this role Jack coordinates, manages and facilitates special contracts and educational needs for a variety of university administrators, instructors and students. Read More.

Jack received his B.A in Business Education from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He also attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and studied Marriage and Family Counseling at the graduate level.

Jack is also an adjunct professor for Bellevue University. He started as an adjunct professor while working at Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home in 2005. He currently teaches in the College of Business Nonprofit Management undergraduate program and the College of Arts and Sciences Human Services Administration graduate program.