Digital Service Learning: Connecting with a Global Community

7:30am - 9:00am   Registration & Coffee

9:00am - 9:45am   Welcome, Introductions, What Is Digital Service Learning
Speaker: Lance Eaton, Instructional Designer, Brandeis University

This session will introduce or reintroduce participants to what is digital service learning, how it is similar and different from traditional service learning, and what are the benefits/challenges to using it.

9:45am - 10:45am   Flavors of Digital Service Learning
Speakers:
Lance Eaton, Instructional Designer, Brandeis University
Debra Grant, Academic Coordinator, Community College of Vermont and Instructor, River Valley Community College

A session that explores the different types of digital service learning projects that one could pursue in a course.  It could be approached as a cross-discipline or cross-service learning (or both) so that there are plenty of ideas to germinate for attendees.

10:45am - 11:00am   Break

11:00am - 12:00pm   Planning & Executing a Digital Service Learning Project
Speakers:
Debra Grant, Academic Coordinator, Community College of Vermont and Instructor, River Valley Community College
Lois-Ann Kuntz, Professor of Psychology, University of Maine at Machias
Edward Laine, Emeritus, Bowdoin College

A session that explores the planning process by walking through examples or having participants work in groups to explore the challenges and resources they might rely upon at their institutions to plan a DSL project.  The session also explores the different challenges and considerations that one encounters when running a DSL project.  Additionally, it could include highlights of successful and less-successful artifacts of DSL projects.  This could be set up in a “choose your own adventure” format or some kind of interact format.

12:00pm - 1:00pm   Lunch (Topic Tables & Leaders)

1:00pm - 2:30pm   Panel on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Digital Service Learning Projects
Panelists:
Barbara Canyes, Chief Membership Officer, Campus Compact for Southern New England
Kara Kaufman, History Professor, North Shore Community College
Lois-Ann Kuntz, Professor of Psychology, University of Maine at Machias
Edward Laine, Emeritus, Bowdoin College
Peter Miller, Community Media and Technology Journalist/Editor
Mary Elizabeth Tyler Boucebci, Community-Based Learning Coordinator, Georgia State University (virtual)
Michael Rackett (virtual)
Diane Shingledecker, District Service-Learning Faculty Coordinator, Portland Community College-Oregon (virtual)
Jean Strait (virtual) 

A panel of people who have run them discuss what they did, how it went, and what they learned, followed by a Q&A.

2:30pm - 3:00pm   Wrap up & Refection

3:00pm   End