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ERIC Number: EJ1004212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
A "Virtual Fieldtrip": Service Learning in Distance Education Technical Writing Courses
Soria, Krista M.; Weiner, Brad
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v43 n2 p181-200 2013
This mixed-methods experimental study examined the effect of service learning in a distance education technical writing course. Quantitative analysis of data found evidence for a positive relationship between participation in service learning and technical writing learning outcomes. Additionally, qualitative analysis suggests that service learning in online technical writing courses helps students to make connections to the "real world," encourages students to connect with their audience(s) and develop a sense of purpose for writing tasks, connects students to future employment, and develops deep learning with course materials. It is hypothesized that these factors support the development of learning outcomes in distance education students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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