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Integrating Service-Learning and Consulting in Distance Education, Paperback / softback Book

Integrating Service-Learning and Consulting in Distance Education Paperback / softback

Part of the Emerald Points series


The pressures upon students from employers are greater than ever.

Demands for a highly skilled workforce in a digitalized economy mean that higher education institutions need to do more to prepare their student bodies for this new way of working.

The geographical boundaries set by traditional on-campus courses prevent most universities from allowing online students to engage in community service.

Online service-learning responds to this limitation by initiating the transfer of in-person community service to the online environment.

E-service learning addresses the growing demand for flexible online courses and programs.

Anchored in research and supported by eight years of successful implantation, this book presents an award-winning e-service-learning model which allows students to enhance their employability with real work experience.

Faculty can go beyond theory while building their service requirements, and may use e-service-learning to offer real world applications and hands-on experience.

Clients benefit from pro bono services, and universities are able to fulfill their strategic goals, serve the community-at-large, and grow their online programs by offering students a unique online course experience. This book advocates a model and instructions for faculty to successfully integrate a remote service-learning and consulting component in an online course making this an illuminating text for higher education researchers and leaders alike.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Educational strategies & policy
  • ISBN: 9781787694125



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