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ERIC Number: ED456803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 9
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Virtual Placement and Other Tools for Facilitating Service-Learning Placement, Training, and Reflection Campus-Wide.
Schnitzer, Marcy H.
The Service-Learning Center (SLC) at Virginia Tech has developed a home page that has been cited in national publications and serves as a virtual center for linking more than 1,000 students across the university with the information and resources they need to fulfill course-based service-learning components. The home page was developed with the original intent of providing information on service-learning programs. It quickly evolved to include a rudimentary online application for service-learning students, descriptions of more than 80 different service projects, and samples of forms that students and faculty could use during their service-learning experience. Since the development of the home page, issues have been raised concerning how best to meet the needs of the end-users of the pages. While technology has enabled this small office to work with increasingly large numbers of students each semester, it may have reduced opportunities for conversation, reflection, and feedback on student service. This paper describes the various elements that have played a role in the development of the SLC's "virtual placement" process and examines the human issues associated with each. Highlights include: conceptualization; online applications; linking students with project descriptions; new developments-online training and reflection; and future developments. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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