ONLINE COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING AS THE PRACTICE OF FREEDOM: THE ONLINE CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY Deborah Smith Arthur, Zapoura Newton-Calvert

Our article on community-based learning online in the PSU Capstone Program is finally published!  Here’s the abstract:
Given the design of Portland State University’s (PSU) undergraduate curriculum culminating in a capstone experience, the dramatic growth in online courses and online enrollments required a re-thinking of the capstone model to ensure all students could participate in this effective learning model and have a powerful learning experience. In recent years, a number of capstone courses have been developed that are offered fully online. This article examines PSU’s development of and institutional support for community-based learning (CBL) capstone courses in a fully online format. Emerging best practices and lessons learned may be useful for other institutions seeking to integrate experiential elements into online learning at any level, including capstones.
Read more here!
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