What Is Your Learning Style?
So, do you know what your learning style is?
Thomas Edison State College understands that adult learners have different learning styles than most college students who are a few years removed from high school. Adult learners should have access to academic programs that are designed around their busy lifestyles and their unique needs as college students. Before you select a college or university, consider how you like to learn.
- Are you an independent learner who would rather work in solitude?
- Do you prefer contact with your classmates and instructors?
- Do you prefer studying for a midterm and a final rather than participating in a formal 12-week course?
Thomas Edison State College understands that adult learners have different learning styles and have developed our courses in various formats to best meet the needs of our students. Those formats include:
- Online Courses are delivered via the Internet. Students in online courses communicate with mentors and fellow students using e-mail and submit assignments to mentors through the myEdison, the College's online course management system.
- e-Pack® Courses are suitable for independent distance learners who want the structure of a semester-based course, but do not require mentor guidance and do not wish to complete written assignments. Students take a series of quizzes to prepare for a final exam. These courses are “pass” or “fail” only and do not result in a traditional letter grade.
- Examination Programs, including our TECEP® tests, enable students to demonstrate the college-level knowledge they have gained through work, personal interests, or independent study by taking a single examination. Examinations are “pass” or “fail” only and do not result in a traditional letter grade.
- Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) provides students with the opportunity to work with a mentor to demonstrate that they possess college-level knowledge in a subject and earn credit towards their degree. PLA is a rewarding way to earn college credit because it acknowledges and validates the learning a student has acquired outside of a traditional classroom setting.
- Guided Study Courses are designed for highly independent learners and are structured around weekly readings, DVD/video, and/or audio tapes and written assignments. Students work on their own, using texts, study guides, and other course materials. Specific lessons and assignments must be completed and the learning is evaluated by proctored mid-term and final exams.