Journal of Computing in Higher Education

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 213–226

Service-learning instructional design considerations


DOI: 10.1007/s12528-014-9085-y

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Maddrell, J. J Comput High Educ (2014) 26: 213. doi:10.1007/s12528-014-9085-y


This paper explores the design of service-learning experiences to engage college students in the real-world application of course subject matter. Service learning is an educational approach that combines community service, academic coursework, and work-based applied learning. Based on data gathered during a series of recent interviews conducted with students, faculty, and instructional designers with applied and service-learning experience, a set of design considerations is offered for the facilitation of service-learning experiences in both campus-based and online courses.


Service learning Authentic learning Applied learning Instructional design 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ChicagoUSA

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