Log in to Learn - And Change the World

Concurrent Session 9

Brief Abstract

Digital service learning combines the benefits of traditional service learning with engaging technology for maintaining student interest and maximizing practical use of course content. Currently, my technical writing students are meeting other volunteers from around the world while editing OCR texts for Distributed Proofreaders, an Internet community that aids Project Gutenberg in its mission to make public domain books freely, digitally, and globally available. Student interest is high and positive learning outcomes, some stated and some surprising, are already manifesting themselves.