New Economy Demands College Students Learn Experientially

GUEST COMMENTARY:  New economy demands college students learn experientially

By Jan Anderson

Not so long ago, a college diploma helped guarantee employment. But times have changed, and higher education must ensure that its students get necessary experience to be successful in the marketplace.

Purdue University Calumet has responded to this need by incorporating experiential education into its curricula. At its core, experiential learning combines classroom learning and practical experience, building on what students learn traditionally and enabling them to apply that learning in a hands-on, real-world setting.  more…