Is PLA Right for You?

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Todd Siben, assistant director, Prior Learning/Portfolio Assessment
Todd Siben, assistant director, Prior Learning/Portfolio Assessment

By Todd Siben, Assistant Director
Prior Learning/Portfolio Assessment

If you are like many adults, a significant amount of your life knowledge has been acquired through learning experiences that occurred outside of a classroom. Through Thomas Edison State College’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) courses, you can use your college-level knowledge to earn the credit you deserve.

Because Prior Learning Assessments (PLAs) are such a unique method of earning credit, students often find the

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Tags: Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Taking Courses , Transfer Credits

Why You Didn’t Get Another Interview

Posted Friday, October 12, 2012

We have all been witness to lots of successful and unsuccessful job searches.

This is probably the worst job market for new graduates and career changers in the last 24 years. Because most of us work in “lean” conditions, with more work on our plates than can be covered in the normal work day, employers and HR representatives and search teams are using as many criteria as possible to efficiently sift through the stacks of resumes received for each opening.

And even at the interview

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College Prepares Move to Cloud-Based Learning Management System

Posted Thursday, October 04, 2012

20 Courses in Nov. 2012 Term Part of Pilot for the New System

Thomas Edison State College is preparing to launch a new learning management system that provides better navigation for students in their course spaces and greater flexibility and efficiency for the development, design and delivery of new courses. The new system, based on the Moodle platform, utilizes cloud-based technology and better positions the College to leverage the latest technology to provide a richer educational experience for

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Tags: Online Tools and Resources , Taking Courses