Full course description

Course Date:

Mar 6 - Jun 4, 2017


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

Kim Whiteside

Kim Whiteside


Kim Whiteside has been designing and facilitating learning programs for over twenty years. She holds a master’s degree in Adult Learning from Drake University and a master’s level certification in Experiential Learning Assessment from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. Kim’s additional certifications in Executive Coaching and Career Coaching help round out her professional mission to empower, enlighten, and inspire individuals through education and learning.

A self-proclaimed MOOC geek, Kim serves as a member of the Bellevue University development team for the Discover Your Value course. She believes that students should have the opportunity to make self-determined learning choices and has become an expert at helping students identify the best parts of themselves that lead to accelerated learning.