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Making a difference online: Facilitating service-learning through distance education


Internet and Higher Education Volume 13, Number 3, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Development in the understanding and education of responsible citizenship is an important priority for higher education institutions. Evidence of this importance is expressed in the mission statements of many colleges and universities throughout the United States. As increasing numbers of students take advantage of distance education, it is essential to consider both the ways students can engage in experientially based learning environments that promote civic engagement as well as the manner by which institutions can fulfill this aspect of their missions. This article explores service-learning pedagogy delivered in an online format, specifically a case study describing the way one institution, University of Illinois at Springfield, successfully uses the Internet to provide such instruction.


Guthrie, K.L. & McCracken, H. (2010). Making a difference online: Facilitating service-learning through distance education. Internet and Higher Education, 13(3), 153-157. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 27, 2023 from .

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