The future of higher education is one in which “adult learners who continue to learn on the job will receive both credit and respect for their informal learning” . This prior learning, while not gained in the traditional sense, is the primary way for higher education to meet expectations for adult learners who have been left out of the traditional higher education system. For Peter Smith, this is not only an expectation, this is also a social justice issue. He is the Orkand Chair, Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).
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