Resources List: Community-Based Learning Online

researchHAPPY FALL 2015 TERM

This summer, Deb Smith-Arthur and I worked on some writing focused on community-based learning online, both the literature AND what’s happening at Portland State University in the Capstone program.  The article will be out later this year, but we’ve had some interest in the research we’ve done, and I wanted to share our resources.  These resources are useful in a few important ways:

  • Give context for current conversations about the possibilities and challenges of community-based learning (CBL) online and serve as a starting point for discussions in our online CBL community this year.
  • Present ideas about how to face challenges in online CBL teaching
  • Serve as inspiration, give new ideas, and explore best practices (there are some great practical ideas that can be applied to our teaching)

Please enjoy, and look for more information here soon!


University Studies Program and Center for Academic Excellence. 2008. Capstone Handbook. Unpublished document last modified August.

Carver, Rebecca, Robert King, Wallace Hannum, and Brady Fowler. 2007. “Toward a Model of Experiential E-Learning” Journal of Online Learning and Teaching 3(3).

Crabill, Scott L. and Dan Buton, eds. 2014. Community Engagement 2.0?: Dialogues on the Future of the Civic in the Disrupted University. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/9781137441065.0007.

Freire, Paulo. 2000. Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition. New York, Bloomsbury.

Garcia, Maricela. 2006. “Supporting First Generation Online Students.” Online Student Support Services: A Best Practices Monograph.

Gaytan, Jorge and Beryl McEwen. 2007. “Effective Online Instructional and Assessment Strategies.” The American Journal of Distance Education, 2(3): 117-132.

Guthrie, Kathy and Holly McCracken. 2010. “Teaching and Learning Social Justice through Online Service-Learning Courses.” International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 11 (3): 78-94. 

Hamerlinch, John. & Lisa Houle. 2012. “Service Learning in Online Courses: Practical Considerations and Strategies.” Presentation at Minnesota Campus Compact. (slideshow)

“Faculty Views About Online Learning.” Chronicle of Higher Education. October 31, 2010.

Jaggers, Shanna Smith. 2011. “Online Learning: Does It Help Low-Income and Underprepared Students” Community College Research Center. Columbia University. ERIC (ED 219 025).

Jaggers, Shanna Smith. 2014.“Democratization of Education for Whom? Online Learning and Educational Equity.” American Association of Colleges and Universities, Diversity and Democracy 17(1).

Jantz, Carrie.  2010. “Self Regulation and Online Developmental Student Success.” Journal of Online Learning and Teaching 6 (4): 852-857.

Kane, Jennifer and Jason Lee. 2014. “The Perfect Marriage: Community Based and Online Learning.” Presented at the UNFIS Academic Technology Innovation Symposium, University of North Florida, November 6, 2014.

Kaur, Ravleen. 2013. “PSU Closes Salem Extended Campus Program.” PSU Vanguard, May 29.

Malvey, D.M.,  E. F. Hamby, and M. D. Fottler. 2006. “E-Service Learning: A Pedagogic Innovation for Healthcare Management Education.” Journal of Health Administration Education 23(2): 181-198.

Mitchell, Tania D. 2008. “Traditional vs. Critical Service-Learning: Engaging the Literature to Differentiate Two Models. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning 14(2): 50-65.

“Office of Academic Innovation.” Last modified 2015.

Okwumabua, Theresa, Kristin M. Walker, Xiangen Hu, and Andrea Watson.  2011. “An Exploration of African American Students’ Attitudes Toward Online Learning.” Urban Education 46(2): 241–250. DOI:10.1177/0042085910377516.

Palloff, Rena M. and Keith Pratt. 2007. Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom, 2nd Edition.  San Francisco: Josey-Bass.

Pearce, Joshua. 2009.  “Appropedia as a Tool for Service Learning in Sustainable Development.”  Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 3(1): 47-55.

“Rethink PSU.” Last accessed August 7, 2015.

“Reporting Live.” Last accessed August 7 2015.

Scobey, David. 2014. “Technology, Education, Democracy: Elements of an Emerging Paradigm.” American Association of Colleges and Universities, Diversity and Democracy.

Straight, Jean and Timothy Sauer. 2004.  “Constructing Experiential Learning for Online Courses: the Birth of E Service.” Educause Review Online, 1: 62-65.

“University Studies General Education Online Pathways.”

Waldner, Leora, Kristie Roberts, Murray Widener, and Brenda Sullivan. 2011. “Serving Up Justice: Fusing Service Learning and Social Equity in the Public Administration Classroom” Journal of Public Affairs Education 17(2): 209-232.

Waldner, Leora, Sue McGorry, and Murray Widener. 2010. “Extreme E-Service Learning (XE-SL): E-Service Learning in the 100% Online Course.” Journal of Online Learning and Teaching 6(4).

Waldner, Leora S., Sue Y. McGorry, and Murray C.Widener. 2012. “E-Service Learning: The Evolution of Service Learning to Engage a Growing Online Student Population.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 16(2): 123-150.
Zlotkowski, Edward and Donna Duffy. 2010. “Two Decades of Community Based Learning” New Directions For Teaching and Learning 123 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
  p.36 • DOI: 10.1002/tl.407; citing American Psychological Association. 1997. Learner-Centered Psychological Principles: Guidelines for School Redesign and Reform. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, p.3


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