THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Lora Reed, Conni Whitten, Alan Swank, Joseph Gioa, Marvee Marr, William Woods, Jim Jeremiah, Leah Westerman

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Higher Education and business continue to change at unprecedented rates in response to the demands of the competitive global market.  Amidst the changes, experiential learning continues to change too, so students can gain the benefits of this enduring and pragmatic pedagogy.  But, we might ask, is it changing fast enough?  This paper reviews the current contemporary and scholarly literature pertaining to experiential learning in business schools.  First, the researchers examine why experiential learning is still important in times of online learning and virtual organizations.  Then the literature on virtual service-learning, case studies, simulations, organizational consultation, scholarly research, and virtual internships is surveyed in the context of the online learning environment.  Finally, conclusions are drawn and future directions for research are considered.


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