Higher Education and Real-world Training (HEaRT)
A New Ecosystem for Learning
Keywords:experiential learning, online learning model, real-world training, higher education
The Higher Education and Real-World Training (HEaRT) model provides a new online experiential ecosystem for learning where learners and employers meet to solve real-world problems. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Academic team works in partnership with Career Services to support learners in healthcare administration, public health, nursing, and health information systems. The HEaRT asynchronous ecosystem allows for learners in an online learning platform to build soft skills—including team building, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and networking—while connecting theory to practice. This innovative experience includes real-time feedback from industry experts, collaboration with peers, networking in an online learning community, and a learner-to-mentor ratio that supports highly effective learning. Learners who successfully meet the mastery requirements of the experience receive a digital badge and have the opportunity to apply for prior learning assessment (PLA) credit.
Copyright (c) 2021 Denise Bisaillon, EdD, Toni Clayton, PhD, Stacey L. Rosenberg, DNP RN ACNS-BC CNE, Jan Wyatt, PhD, Beth Vanorsdale, DNP RN MHA CPHRM CNE
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