The purpose of this paper is to relate the evolution of successful service-learning courses in a school of computer science and information systems spanning over a 20-year period. The authors share their experiences in developing technology-based service-learning courses for both majors and non-majors. Most recently, these courses have enabled undergraduate first-year students to be exposed to exciting technologies, such as robotics and mobile app development. The challenges, benefits, and lessons learned are discussed.
Coppola, Jean F. PhD; Feather-Gannon, Susan; Daniels, Catharina; Lynch Hale, Nancy; and Mosley, Pauline, "The Evolution of Successful Service-Learning Courses in the Computing Curriculum: From Infancy to innovation" (2013). Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Paper 17.