Applied Learning as Essential to the Continued Viability of Higher Education

Authors

  • Elizabeth A. Jach University at Albany, State University of New York Author
  • Teniell L. Trolian University at Albany, State University of New York Author
  • Benjamin S. Selznick James Madison University Author

Keywords:

applied learning, higher education, online education, organizational change, teaching and learning

Abstract

The authors posit that sustained, broad adoption of applied learning is essential to the continued viability of higher education. They define applied learning, delineate research-proven benefits, and illustrate applied learning in practice. In addition, they consider facets to catalyze movement toward leveraging applied learning: leadership for mission/vision/values (MVV) achievement through applied learning, socializing and developing engaged faculty, and centering student learning through complex problem solving. The article concludes with considerations for research-to-practice implementation. 

Published

2024-06-11

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