22. From Kudjip to Succotz: The Successes, Lessons, Joys, and Surprises from 25 Years of Service-Learning Projects

  1. Brian A. Nejmeh
  1. James Paul Skon and
  2. Doug J. Karl

Published Online: 7 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch22

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

How to Cite

Skon, J. P. and Karl, D. J. (2012) From Kudjip to Succotz: The Successes, Lessons, Joys, and Surprises from 25 Years of Service-Learning Projects, in Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education (ed B. A. Nejmeh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch22

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118100349

Online ISBN: 9781118319130

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Keywords:

  • computer science;
  • Service-Learning Projects

Summary

Since 1986, James Skon, professor of computer science, has been engaging in a variety of international technology service-learning projects. This chapter chronicles 25 years of these experiences, examines their effectiveness, and considers what lessons have been learned. The chapter chronicles a personal journey made by the authors in an attempt to find a way to apply the discipline of computer science in this larger setting of a world of need and difficult change, and to include university students in the process. Service-learning projects have many overt goals, ranging from providing students cross-cultural work and social experiences, gaining meaningful experience while applying skills to solve real-world problems in diverse locations, and providing such experiences while working as a functioning team.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

computer science education; learning systems