Designing a Student Guidebook for University ICTD Service-Learning
As the papers in these Proceedings suggest, service-learning – or engaged learning – has become a significant ingredient in university curricula around the globe. It is visible in universities from Hong Kong to North Carolina. In late 2014, Cornell University launched a 10-year US$150-million program with an over-arching goal of “supporting students in becoming engaged citizens of the world.” Parallel to this service-learning movement has been the effort to incorporate into university curricula courses in information and communication technology for development (ICTD). The potential importance and logic of involving university students in ICTD initiatives is almost intuitive because of their involvement all over the world with social media.