23. Educational Impacts of an International Service-Learning Design Project on Project Members and Their Peers

  1. Brian A. Nejmeh
  1. Peter E. Johnson

Published Online: 7 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch23

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

Johnson, P. E. (2012) Educational Impacts of an International Service-Learning Design Project on Project Members and Their Peers, 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.ch23

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:

  • GE 498;
  • international service-learning design;
  • Valparaiso University

Summary

This chapter addresses the question of whether or not the benefits gained from international service-learning design projects extend to those students who are not directly involved with these projects but are peers of those who are. To answer this question, graduates of the senior design projects course at Valparaiso University from 2003 to 2011 were surveyed on the course learning objectives, their desire to participate in service-related activities. The chapter discusses the senior design course, the international service-learning design project, the survey, the results of this survey, and suggested improvements that will further extend the benefits of an international service-learning design project from those students with direct involvement to their peers. The learning objectives from the second semester of the course sequence, GE 498, were included in the alumni survey to determine if changes to the course structure resulted in any significant changes to the alumni self-assessment.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

education; learning systems