A road map for service-learning partnerships between informationscience and nonprofit organizations
While service-learning is a well-known educational method forintegrating learning experiences with community service, it is onlynow beginning to emerge in computer and information sciences (CIS).Offering a truly global perspective, this book introduces for thefirst time an essential framework for service learning in CIS,addressing both the challenges and opportunities of this approachfor all stakeholders involved--faculty, students, andcommunity nonprofit organizations (NPOs), both domestic andabroad.
Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciencesoutlines numerous examples of successful programs from around theworld, presenting practical working models for implementing jointprojects between NPOs and academia. It provides faculty memberswith vital insight into how to coordinate projects with a communitypartner, arms students with real-world problem-solving skillsspecific to issues faced by NPOs, and gives NPOs the expertise toleverage information technology to improve the overall value oftheir services. This book:
* Shows academics how to interact with local and global NPOs formutually beneficial project partnerships
* Helps IS students enhance their classroom experience throughcommunity service, preparing them for the workforce
* Examines the range of available options for service learning inCIS, especially project-based or capstone courses
* Includes case studies from technologically challengedregions
* Helps NPOs become better users of technology in such areas asmarketing, fundraising, and communications