June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Software Engineering Division
Service-learning is a form of experiential learning that integrates academic learning objectives with community engagement. It can develop both technical and the broad professional skills needed in today’s global economy and is well-matched to the literature on diversity. In engineering and computing education, service-learning is typically project-based where students develop a project that adds value to the community partner. At a large Midwestern university, a design-based service-learning program engages students in teams that partner with local and global community partners to develop technological solutions to human, community and environmental needs. This article presents a case study of a software-based service-learning design class with multi-disciplinary students from varying academic levels, first-year to final year. Students are required to complete weekly reflections which were analyzed to attain insight into their experience. The study provides insights into how the students attempt to balance their own learning, project implementation, and community relations and impact while developing software solutions.
Abu-Mulaweh, N., & Oakes, W. C. (2019, June), Balancing Student Learning and Community Relations in Software-Based Service Learning Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32140
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