The new student e-Learning course “Learn to Serve, Serve to Learn” consists of the following units:
- What is Service-Learning
- Benefits of Service-Learning
- Responsibilities, Attitude and Ethics in Service-Learning
- Reflection on Your Service-Learning Experience
The course include a wide variety of learning activities, such as short videos, concept tests, case studies experience sharing by students who have completed service-learning subjects. Based on the the first and second rounds of the pilot run, the visualisation of the content was further improved, with enhanced graphics to provide a better learning experience. The course was fully implemented at the 4 participating institutions in the second semester of 2019/20 with an enrolment of over 2,300 students.
The e-Learning course can serve multiple purposes. The basic concepts have to be taught in essentially all SL courses. By adopting the e-Learning course, a SL teacher can avoid duplicating the effort that went into developing the e-Learning course, and concentrating on the specific content for his/her own course. It can also be used to ensure a degree of consistency in the teaching of basic concepts. Some teachers also use the e-Learning course as part of a flipped-classroom approach. After the students have gone through the e-Learning course, the teacher brings them to face-to-face discussions on a specific topic based on the material covered in the e-Learning course.