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John Hamerlinck's presentation to Minnesota Campus Compact's webinar on service-learning in online education

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  • 1. Service-Learning in Online Courses: Exploring Opportunities
    Friday, February 9, 2010
    John Hamerlinck
    Minnesota Campus Compact
    Image: http://www.explodingdog.com/

2. 3. Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States, 2009
I. Elaine Allen, Ph.D. & Jeff Seaman, Ph.D.
http://www.sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/pdf/learningondemand.pdf
4. Dr. Jean R. Strait HamlineUniversity
5. Image: http://www.explodingdog.com/
6. Online
Course
Service
Learning
7. http://www.csuchico.edu/celt/roi/
8. Preparation to learn
while serving
Reflection through structured opportunities
created to think, talk, and write
about the service experience
Meaningful contributions
to the community
Evaluation/Assessment
with constructive feedback
providing information on
community and student outcomes
9. National Service-Learning Clearinghouse www.servicelearning.org
Community Service vs. Service-Learning
10. focus on experiential learning through programs like internships and capstones
Collaborative, multiple experiences with same community partner, interdisciplinary
S-L
s-L
LEARNING
s-l
S-l
SERVICE
Lots of projects more like community service
Maybe deeper commitment (more hrs.?) Maybe co-curricular, but not necessarily a deeper curricular context
11. Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
encourages contact between students and faculty,
develops reciprocity and cooperation among students,
encourages active learning,
gives prompt feedback,
emphasizes time on task,
communicates high expectations, and
respects diverse talents and ways of learning.
What aspects of online learning and of service-learning address these principles?
American Association for Higher Education & Accreditation (Formerly AAHE) http://www.aahea.org
12. 13.

  • International Service-Learning

14. Learning from/with students from everywhereServe rural/remote communities
Communities without colleges
Partner with a small town or towns for a common frame of reference
Opportunities
Partner with a national or international organization on coordinated or long-term projects (Red Cross, United Way, . . . )
15. Group projects rather than individual student service
Creating a collaborative product
Community Based Research
No more fictional case studies
Try starting here to orient students to community-focused learning
97% of community colleges deliver online courses
2 + 2, collaborative service projects with 4-yr. institutions
Opportunities
16. PROPOSED:
A resource for sharing information on the study and practice of:
the innovative use of emerging technologies to support civic engagement in higher education
service-learning in online teaching
Opportunities

  • Online peer reviewed journal

17. Blogs 18. Resource sharing 19. Examples of good practice 20. Coordinated multi-institutional ormulti-course projects 21. What else?