Portfolio Development Course for Prior Learning Assessment

This is an E-Portfolio Development course designed to help students identify learning experiences, match their learning to college courses, and articulate and document their learning in a portfolio to request credit for specific courses. At NOVA, this course is called the Prior Learning Activity for Credit Evaluation (PLACE) course.
Primary Material Type:
Other Material Types:
Assessment Tool, Presentation, Quiz/Test, Syllabus
Northern Virginia Community College
prior learning assessment, PLA, credit for prior learning, eportfolio, e-portfolio, PLACE course

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Industry Sector:
Developmental Education
All Occupations (00-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Diploma
  • Certificate
  • Credential
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
12 week course
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
Criteria were established for reviewing the OER and an assessment rubric was created for SMEs to ensure consistency across all reviewers. SMEs were trained on the purpose and implementation of the assessment rubric and reviewed documents over a two week period. ATD provided oversight to the process and ensured that written reviews were complete and facilitated answers to questions from SME panelists. The assessment rubric consisted of questions addressing following areas: • Learner objectives and interaction • Learner support • Instructional design • Instructional materials • Assessment and measurement • Industry-based application • Licensing • Accessibility The review is included as a file upload.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers


Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Layout - Page numbers match printed material
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Order - Digital resource layout
  • Structural Markup - Navigation Text
  • Structural Markup - Lists
  • Structural Markup - eReader application
  • Table Markup
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Language - Markup
  • Non-Decorative Images Have Alt Text
  • Decorative Images Marked With Null Alt Text

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.