Service-Learning & Volunteering

Online Service-Learning


eService-Learning is joins the high impact practice of traditional service-learning with the opportunity and potential of online platforms. eService-Learning courses may be fully online, hybrid, or face-to-face, where the service-learning is digital, the learning is digital, or both. 

This form of service-learning is growing and offers many new opportunities for students to engage with their coursework beyond the local area and even across borders and waters.


EGN 304 Engineering Economics

Format: Asynchronus Online

Description: EGN 304 online is a transformed online course of the original blended course. All on-site elements of service-learning have been transferred to virtual and digital spaces, utilizing video conferencing and collaborative digital platforms to work with clients and share information. Students are still free to conduct site visits, but it is not a requirement.


...More to Come...

Crowd Cafe

The digitial scholarship groups at Boston University and Boston College are co-hosting a monthly informal gathering for people wishing to contribute to crowdsourced projects. There are opportunities to get involved for anyone regardless of their educational background, all that is required is a laptop and internet connection. 

Distance Teaching with Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (Beta)

A collaboration between University College, University of Maine at Augusta, and University of Southern Maine, this toolkit provides introductions to eService-Learning and a detailed run through of how an eService-Learning class might look like.

Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

The Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) offers staff support for creating or relocating faculty course and design to a digital environment. CTEL also offers Community of Practice (CoP) grants that supports faculty members interested in transforming their course to a community engaged course.

Community-Based Learning Conference, 2016

The Community-Based Learning Conference was a virtual conference that explored eService-Learning and service-learning in the context of a virtual environment. All breakout sessions and keynotes were recorded and offer great resources for those interested in learning more.