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ERIC Number: EJ1093044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Active Learning, Action Research: A Case Study in Community Engagement, Service-Learning, and Technology Integration
Maddux, Harry Clark; Bradley, Bob; Fuller, Deena Sue; Darnell, Carl Z.; Wright, Brent D.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n3 p65-79 2006
This article explores the integration of technology into community engagement and service-learning activities at Tennessee State University (TSU). We have used active learning experiences to develop action-oriented research questions that help both students and local community members connect theory with experience and thought with action through technology. Technology is an important component of our work because it enables archiving of work and dissemination of lessons learned. Results have included a Web design curriculum for local middle-school-aged children; educational computer laboratories in several community-based organizations; and literacy and technology training conducted with key community partners. This work has also engendered a statewide consortium to provide digital media tools and training to underserved communities in Tennessee. Outcomes continue to be encouraging: community members display a growing interest in education, and TSU students continue to improve their ability to ask well-formulated research questions that can be answered through ongoing civic action.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Action Research, Case Studies, Service Learning, Technology Integration, Middle School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Community Organizations, Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Consortia, Disadvantaged, Outcomes of Education, Summer Programs, Community Cooperation, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee