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22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

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Service-Learning in Online and Blended Environments

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Presenter(s)
Jennifer Maddrell (Old Dominion University) - Facilitator
Session Information
July 9, 2013 - 1:30pm
Institutional Level: 
Multiple
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Unconference Session
Location: 
Lakeshore A
Session Duration: 
165 Minutes
Session: 
Unconference Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Virtual Session
Abstract

This past year, I have been using my Designers for Learning webcast to explore with others the potential of utilizing service-learning as a means of offering applied learning opportunities to students in online courses. Service-learning is an educational approach that combines community service, academic coursework, and work-based experiential learning. Within an online setting, e-service-learning occurs when either the instruction or service components are conducted virtually. Given the time and geographic separation of online learners from the instructor and the institution, the task of offering authentic experiences to explore the subject matter in online or blended courses is a huge challenge. The objective of this session is to engage participants in a discussion of how service-learning could be (and is being) used in online or blended settings to offer learners the same enriching experiential learning opportunities that have been offered in traditional campus settings for decades