The Office of Service-Learning is working to find creative ways to share our favorite service-learning stories with the community at Ohio State. With thousands of students participating in service-learning every year, we have a lot of stories to tell! Check out the links below to enjoy our digital story archive, and if you have a story to share, let us know.
Service-Learning Stories from the Digital Union
- Becoming an Adult Educator Again, by David Stein, associate professor, College of Education and Human Ecology
- What does it mean to be a Buckeye?, by Bethany Christoff, program coordinator, Service-Learning Initiative
- Behind the Glass, by Golden Jackson, program director, Service-Learning Initiative
- Short North Obama Mural by the People of Weinland Park, by Loring Resler, graduate teaching associate, Department of Art Education
- In Tandem: a partnership story, by Nancy Hood, community engagement program manager, Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Service-Learning Stories on YouTube
In Fall of 2011, we partnered with Les Tannenbaum and his English 269 course. They interviewed students in current service-learning courses to to ask them why they chose service-learning, and what their course experience was like. Click the videos below to watch, or click the student’s name to be taken offsite. Click the course or project name to learn more about how you can get involved. Thanks to Les and his students for making this possible!
Digital Stories from Other Sources
Meaghan Brady-Nelson and Art Education 2520S The Mostly Online Masters Degree program in Art Education focuses on issues for practicing art educators in schools and community settings, and integrates the advantages of a classroom context for reflection. Their website recently highlighted Meaghan Brady Nelson and work with Art Education 252, a course that brings Ohio State students into GEMS Middle School for a service-learning experience.
Elena Foulis: Digital Storytelling and Community Spanish 5689S An account of OSU’s Digital Storytelling Workshop of Summer 2014 has enhanced projects for students in Spanish 5689S. The website spotlights Senior Lecturer Elena Foulis and her experinece with students utilizing Digital Story telling to explain the history of Latinos in Ohio. The course allows for an excellent service learning experience specialized in the Latino community.