We report on how we implemented service-learning (S-L) in a CS graduate class to improve student understanding of the class materials and provide a service to the community, i.e., addressing teenagers’ vulnerability to Web misinformation. We show how S-L benefits CS students in their course theory understanding and personal skills development, while teenagers’ news media literacy and misinformation detection accuracy were positively impacted.
This document was originally published in ITiCSE '21: Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education by Association for Computing Machinery. Copyright restrictions may apply. https://doi.org/10.1145/3456565.3460039
Spezzano, Francesca. (2021). "Using Service-Learning in Graduate Curriculum to Address Teenagers' Vulnerability to Web Misinformation". ITiCSE '21: Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2, 637-638. https://doi.org/10.1145/3456565.3460039