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ERIC Number: EJ1145487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
A Community-Based Research Approach to Develop an Educational Web Portal
Preiser-Houy, Lara; Navarrete, Carlos J.
Information Systems Education Journal, v9 n1 p4-13 Apr 2011
Service-learning projects are becoming more prevalent in Information Systems education. This study explores the use of community-based research, a special kind of a service-learning strategy, in an Information Systems web development course. The paper presents a case study of a service-learning project to develop an educational web portal for a second-grade class by an Information Systems student and an elementary school teacher. The study's findings demonstrate the reciprocal benefits of community-based research to the IS student and the community partner. In spite of these benefits, there are pedagogical challenges to using community-based research as a service-learning strategy in an Information Systems course. The study's findings have implications for structuring effective service-learning experiences to promote student learning and to secure community gains from technology projects. [Volume number on PDF is incorrect,]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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