Kerrie Houchens

Kerrie Houchens is the chair for Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU), which operates the University’s open courses (or MOOCs), prior learning portfolio courses (EL206 and LRC100), and newly launched open degree program (the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies). Kerrie possesses an MS in Higher Education with emphases in both assessment/evaluation and administration/leadership, and has worked in a range of student support roles at Kaplan University including: graduate academic advisor, academic relations manager, and assessment specialist on the original KNEXT team (what later grew to become Open College).

Her current research interests lie in experiential learning/prior learning assessment, open courses/MOOCs, open education resources, and adult and community education.

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