Guilford County Schools Adopts New Service Learning Management Tool
Guilford County Schools in North Carolina is implementing a new app for students to track their service learning hours.
in the school district volunteer in the school and the community with
the goal of learning about themselves and their responsibilities as a
citizen, making real-world connections to their education, and building
skills for college and career, according to information from the
district's site. Students track their service learning hours so they
can provide a record of them when applying for a job or college.
platform the students were using to record their service learning hours
last year was rich in features, but ultimately proved too cumbersome
for students to use easily, according to a report from Time Warner
Cable News. After considering the option of developing a new platform
in-house, the district instead decided to implement x2VOL from intelliVOL. "We chose x2VOL because it had the longstanding
reputation for accurate management, and it creates a straightforward,
user friendly — get in and get out — process for students, staff and
community partners," said Charlos Banks, executive director of student
services and character development, in a prepared statement.
enables the district to manage, report on and verify thousands of
service hours, "while also easing the approval process for students,"
according to a news release. The school district expects the new app to
be available to students in October 2016. Students will be able to
access it on a school computer, home computer or smartphone.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].