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Lakshmi Goel

Lakshmi Goel is an associate professor in the Department of   Management at the University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business.   She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, a Masters in Computer Applications from the University of Pune, a MS in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Houston.   Her research interests include knowledge sharing, learning, and collaboration through information technologies such as blogs, wikis, knowledge management systems, and virtual worlds.   Her work has been published in journals such as the MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal , DataBase , and various others.


Dr. Goel teaches the undergraduate and graduate courses in Information Systems. Her graduate elective, Social Media and Business Analytics, routinely teams up students with local businesses in live projects. Before learning about best practices in community-based learning, Dr. Goel had already worked with over 50 community partners in Jacksonville. The Community Scholars Program (CSP) has helped her revise student assessments so that they can include reflections on benefits and challenges faced by students during the project.



Dr. Goel plans to apply principles of community-based learning to her other courses, where applicable, and further enhance her existing courses. While the importance of CBL was apparent to Dr. Goel before the CSP, the program has helped provide frameworks and tools to mindfully structure her instruction for CBL.


CSP Deliverable: Reflective Portfolio