A Practice for Applying Service-learning to Information Systems and Management Field

By:
Ms Kangning Wei,
Ms Jane Siow
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This paper presents our development of a service-learning capstone course for graduating college seniors enrolled in an Information Studies program. In particular, it describes our experiences and reflections on incorporating service-learning into this information systems and management oriented (IS&M) program. First, we present a selective literature review of service-learning programs in practice with an outline of the status of service-learning in the IS&M field. We then propose a conceptual model to offer guidance in developing such a course specifically in the IS&M field. In our model, all three parts, faculty, students and clients are equally important in service-learning relationships in order to attain both the "service" and "learning" objectives. Faculty also has the responsibility to coordinate the relationship between students and clients during project process. Then we detail our experiences and efforts in applying service learning in a capstone course in IS&M undergraduate program. The paper concludes with a discussion of the various key challenges and lessons learnt from our experiences.


Keywords: Service learning, Information Systems and Mangement
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Ms Kangning Wei

Ph.D Student, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
USA


Ms Jane Siow

Ph.D Student, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
USA


Ref: L05P0609