Community Internet Project: Service Learning in an Emerging Communication Technology Course

Dr. Michael Karlberg
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“Community Internet”, also know as “municipal wireless”, refers to the public-service provision of high-speed wireless internet access to citizens within a municipality. In an Emerging Communication Technology course at Western Washington University, students participated in a service-learning project designed to promote municipal wireless within their community. This paper provides a case-study analysis of this innovative service learning project situated at the intersection of technology, knowledge, and society.

Keywords: Community Internet, Municipal Wireless, Service Learning Pedagogy, Student Activism
Stream: Technology in Community, Technology in Education
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Michael Karlberg

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Western Washington University

Michael Karlberg has published in the area of media literacy, service learning pedagogy, and the relationship between communicaition, culture, and conflict.

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