1st Edition

Information Technologies
Teaching to Use—Using to Teach

ISBN 9780789006790
Published March 4, 1999 by CRC Press
254 Pages

USD $125.00

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Book Description

This insightful volume explores examples of the use of technology to teach social work knowledge, values, and skills across the curriculum. The chapters cover a wide range of perspectives, including international views of the role of information technology in Great Britain and Malaysia, training approaches for faculty development, and computer-based software that has the potential to transform the manner in which curriculum objectives are met. Prepare for technology-based instruction in social work education for the 21st century!

Information Technologies: Teaching to Use--Using to Teach

Information Technologies: Teaching to Use--Using to Teach, addresses your need to fully prepare today?s social work graduates to work and live in this rapidly changing, technology-enhanced environment. Based on the 1997 Information Technologies Conference: Using to Teach--Teaching to Use, held in Charleston, South Carolina, this book covers the multitude of topics that were presented on technology-based instruction as we head into the 21st century.

Articles in Information Technologies range from the use of the Internet and computer applications to research projects that address the effectiveness of technology-based teaching and learning activities. It also dicusses international views on the role of information technology in Britian and Malaysia. Information Technologies gives particular attention to distance education, and it is the most thorough treatment to date of the use and teaching of technology in social work education. Specific areas you?ll gain valuable information from include:

  • establishing a faculty development lab
  • starting intensive faculty training sessions
  • computer-based software that has the potential to transform the manner in which curriculum objectives are met
  • international perspectives on information technology
  • the use of Geographic Information Systems technology in social work practice as a tool for improved visualization of social and economic inequalities
  • models for teaching social work curriculum with technologyWith Information Technologies, you will gain a competetive edge in preparing your faculty and students with the latest world-wide information on studies pretaining to technology use in a social work setting. A conglomeration of diverse and well-researched articles on the use of technology to enhance social work education await you in this special volume.

Table of Contents


  • Section 1: Using to Teach
  • Part-Time MSW Distance Education: A Program Evaluation
  • Outcomes of ITV and Face-to-Face Instruction in a Social Work Research Methods Course
  • Building on Experience: Lessons from a Distance Education MSW Program
  • Evaluation of a World Wide Web-Based Graduate Social Work Research Methods Course
  • Less Pain, More Gain: Computer Applications for Teaching Applied Social Statistics
  • Paraphrase II: A Listening Skills Training Program for Human Service Students
  • Integrating the Internet in a Human Diversity Course Section 2: Teaching to Use
  • Macro Practice and Policy in Cyberspace: Teaching with Computer Simulation and the Internet at a Baccalaureate Level
  • Human Services and the Information Economy
  • The Worker Safety Advisor: A Performance Support System
  • Changing to Learn: Learning to Change
  • Information Technology and Social Work Education in Malaysia: Challenges and Prospects
  • Multi-Media Computer Technology in the Classroom
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction in the Classroom: Using a Web Shell
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Implications for Promoting Social and Economic Justice
  • Index

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Frank B. Raymond III, DSW, is Professor and Dean of the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. He has been a social work educator for 26 years and a dean for 18 years. His publications have been primarily in the area of technology, social work management, corrections, health care and social work education administration. Dr. Raymond has held many state and national leadership positions with the National Association of Social Workers, the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work and the Council on Social Work Education. Leon H. Ginsberg, PhD, is a Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina College of Social Work, where he has been a faculty member since 1986. In the 1970s and 1980s, he served as Commissioner of Human Services and later as Chancellor of the Board of Regents in West Virginia. He was formerly Director and Dean of the School of Social Work at West Virginia University and, in the 1960s, was Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of several books and articles on social work and human services. Dr. Ginsberg chaired the 1997 Information Technologies Conference: Using to . Debra Gohagan, MSW, is Assistant Professor at Mankato State University in Mankato, MN. She has 20 years of practice experience with children and families in child welfare, health, and mental health settings. She is currently completing the doctoral program at the University of South Carolina College of Social Work. Her research focus is the use of technology as instructional tools for social work educators.