Volume 6, Number 66
December 29, 2008
Terri L. Lenox
Abstract: This paper discusses the benefits and problems of service-learning projects for CIS and CS courses. Service-learning projects may help faculty in attempting to balance the some times conflicting need to provide content, enhance soft skills, provide activity-based learning, and teach students important concepts such as becoming responsible citizens. Six models of service-learning are presented (Heffernan, 2001) along with significant learning attributes from Fink (2003). A two-course service learning project is presented and the responses of the students and community partner are reported.
Keywords: service-learning, CIS curriculum
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Recommended Citation: Lenox (2008). The Value of Service-Learning in the CIS Curriculum: A Case Study. Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (66). http://isedj.org/6/66/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2007: §3344. ISSN: 1542-7382.)