Thursday, January 22, 2009

Announcement: For-credit service-learning with digital media

This is a great community technology project which I encourage students to explore if they have the time and seriousness of purpose to devote to it. (I am willing to sign on as the "directed study" faculty member for any LIS 640 students who are interested in doing it for one credit.)
Want To Help Local Non-Profits With Their Technology Needs?

Want to Earn Course Credit and Gain Valuable Experience in Your Community?

TechShop Madison has service-learning opportunities available to students for the Spring 2009 semester. Credit is given through directed study or a 1-credit add-on to an existing class.

Work with our committed team of student leaders, UW-Madison faculty and staff, and non-profit partners to build the technology capacity of local community organizations. Students work one-on-one with non-profit staff in order to meet the technology needs of the organization over the course of the semester. The Spring 2009 project theme is using Web 2.0 technologies (social networking, blogging, online photos and videos, podcasting) to advance the work of our non-profit partners.

Students from all disciplines are welcome! Good communication skills and willingness to develop expertise in the selected technology topics are required. The 40-hour commitment (over the semester) includes all training and service requirements.

Visit our website to fill out an application:

Applications are due January 26 at noon.

Contact Nikki Gilbertson at for more information on the application and interview process.

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