February 7, 2012 by yamakashi
Via Scoop.it – Scenario 25 club
Many faculty members may believe that service learning and distance education are mutually exclusive endeavors. David Pratt, associate professor of education and coordinator of learning and technology for Purdue University North Central, has successfully integrated a service learning component into an online course, and the lessons he has learned are applicable for anyone planning to do likewise. Service learning may be one of the more effective ways of engaging students in the learning process, particularly for the current generation of Millennials. It is worth the effort to add a real-world learning experience to a course, and this extends to online courses, where the challenges are even more complex than in a face-to-face course.