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Earn College Credits By Working At Wal-Mart?

Here and Now
August 16, 2010


The for-profit online school, American Public University, will be offering academic credit to Walmart employees based on what they learn on the job.  Earning college credit for what’s called “experiential learning” is nothing new, but the Walmart-APU partnership is the largest of its kind. We speak with Karan Powell, senior vice president and academic dean at APU. We also talk to Pam Tate, president and CEO of The Council of Experiential and Adult Learning, about the state of experiential learning nationwide

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About American Public University System

American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and five-time recipient of the OLC Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Military University and American Public University. More than 70,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability, and flexibility in pursuing and earning degrees in such areas as business, information technology, and security and global studies. For further information, visit www.apus.edu.