Pedagogy of Reflection in a novel Quality Matters Certified E-hybrid Service-Learning Course


  • Amar Shireesh Kanekar University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Bennie Prince University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Janea Snyder University of Arkansas at Little Rock


service-learning, e-service- learning, online learning, community service, reflection


Service -learning is defined as a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. E-service-learning (electronic service-learning)—a service-learning course wherein the instruction and/or the service occurs online—holds massive potential to transform both service-learning and online learning by freeing service-learning from geographical constraints and by equipping online learning with a powerful and much-needed tool to promote engagement. The purpose of this manuscript is to serve as a resource of ‘descriptive pedagogy’ for developing and implementing an e-service learning course using best practices models of service-learning along with, the integration of Quality Matters –national evidence-based benchmark for quality online courses. The authors conclude with tips and recommendations for academics planning to implement service-learning pedagogy in their courses.

Author Biography

Amar Shireesh Kanekar, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Human Performance and Sport Management, University of Arkansas at Little Rock