This edited collection, the first of its kind, marries the two fastest-growing movements in higher education:
service-learning and eLearning. While these two innovative pedagogies are widely assumed to be
incompatible, this collection highlights their complementary approaches as a new teaching method for 21st
Century learners. The collection offers a new pedagogical model-service-eLearning-defined as an
integrative pedagogy that engages learners through technology in civic inquiry, service, reflection, and
Service-learning, which focuses on involvement with local needs and reflective thinking, appears to contrast
with eLearning, that implies autonomous education through technology. The goal of this edited collection is
to consider how these two educational innovations have and can combine to further encourage civic
engagement while meeting the demands of an increasingly global, competitive, and diverse educational
marketplace. This edited collection, defines and addresses the emergent blending of service-learning and
eLearning to create a new integrated pedagogical model: service-eLearning.
Service-eLearning: Educating for Citizenship starts a conversation about the marriage of two powerful
educational innovations. While readers of this collection may be familiar with existing work on servicelearning
and technology use, this book demonstrates the potential of a new model which acknowledges eLearning as a pedagogy within its own right.
The new model presented here blends eLearning pedagogy with existing approaches to service-learning. The result is an integrated pedagogical
approach: Service-eLearning. As the work presented herein highlights, service-eLearning responds to the challenges of today's rapidly-changing,