Wihak, Harris, Friesen & Van Kleef

PLIRC Database: A New Tool for PLAR Scholars, Practitioners and Policymakers

Christine Wihak, Judy Harris, Norm Friesen, Joy Van Kleef


The Prior Learning International Research Centre (PLIRC), based at Thompson Rivers University - Open Learning in Kamloops, British Columbia, has entered into a partnership with the Canadian Institute for Recognizing Learning (CIRL) and SUNY Empire State College. The partnership is creating a single, PLAR-focused, full-text database to provide easy access to research studies and act as a link between researchers, public policymakers and practitioners. The three partners hope that this new resource will encourage more and better research and collaboration across jurisdictions and disciplines. What follows is a fuller description of this project.  In future issues, PLAIO will feature articles from this developing database.

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