The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) believes that if well developed, thoughtfully planned, and intentionally designed, e-service-learning can be a valuable experience for all involved. The key words here are intentional design, both in context of the community partnership(s) and the course structure (e.g., outcomes, assignments, communications, and reflection).
The most pertinent advice for determining how best to pivot, curricularly, is to include potential community partners from the outset of course design or re-design. The magic of service-learning has always been in the mutually beneficial process of reciprocal goal development between partners and instructors, and that is truer now than ever before.
To access additional resources for designing or redesigning courses, log into Canvas and under the space that states: “Courses where you are: Student” you will see a course entitled, “FACULTY RESOURCE HUB,” and in that course you will see a section entitled, “Remote Experiential and Active Learning.” In this section you will find resources for Remote Service Learning, Internships, Remote Common Intellectual Experiences, etc.
If so, we can find a way to operationalize them in practice and in partnership; therefore, let the journey begin.
If not, then consider alternative methods (e.g., case studies, simulations, role plays, etc.) that might help you achieve your higher-order learning outcomes.