Alternatives to classroom learning, and opportunities to get credit for what you know and learn through student-directed learning
While courses provide students with a familiar learning environment, Metropolitan State University also encourages students to seek a variety of learning strategies. These options may be referred to as “creative learning strategies,” because students can create their own study plans in some options.
Talk to your advisor about learning options that match your goals, learning styles and backgrounds.
Students may choose from faculty-directed learning options, or student-directed learning options and ways to have your learning assessed for credit.
By choosing the best match of learning strategies students can benefit by:
- Saving time and avoiding duplication of effort;
- Saving money with reduced tuition rates for some options; and
- Increasing learning success by matching learning preferences and skills with similar learning and assessment options.
Get help with student-directed learning (SDL) strategies by contacting your academic advisor or the SDL advisor.