This tutorial discusses the benefits of integrating service learning into technology specific classes and Management Information System (MIS) capstone courses. The literature discusses the benefits of integrating service learning into the curriculum from both the students and the community partners perspective. Despite the numerous benefits, there are also a variety of hidden pitfalls and challenges for faculty. This session will discuss some of the problems associated with integrating service learning into the MIS curriculum. The session will also provide a demonstration of a web based portal www.pacademics.com that is being conceived to alleviate these problems by creating an efficient web2.0 workflow system for managing the service learning process. This tutorial will also discuss the opportunities for research that will be available from the data collected from the system.
Olla, Phillip, "Pacademics: Developing A Collaborative Service Learning Portal To Facilitate Experiential Learning" (2009). 2009 Proceedings. 19.