Experiential Learning at WGU

Process and documentation for implementing experiential education at Western Governors University


About Experiential Learning

Experiential learning (EL) provides students with real, modern situations by working with companies and non-profit organizations. Via hands on activities and reflection, students are able to acquire valuable 21st century skills. EL has been shown to improve student learning, degree completion, and career readiness.

Our Process for Facilitating PBL

Program Mentor Timeline

  • 3/30 – Mentor training & discussion
  • 4/1 – Mentors receive list of students who will be contacted
  • 4/2 – Potential student participants receive an opportunity email
    • Note: if additional students are added to the outreach after the April 1 term roll, their mentors will be notified
  • 4/2 – 4/22
    • Students review information & resources provided
    • Students discuss opportunity with mentor
    • Decided students opt-in to the D261 opportunity
  • Week of 4/22 – Complete Course Swaps for participating students from C216 to D261
  • Week of 5/3 – D261 Course Begins