1st Edition

New Advances in Technology for Social Work Education and Practice

ISBN 9780789014337
Published September 13, 2001 by Routledge
233 Pages

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Book Description

Gain practical knowledge of the latest technological innovations in social work!

This comprehensive book examines the role of technology in four areas: information management, distance education evaluation, video- and web-based learning and training, and working with vulnerable populations. New Advances in Technology for Social Work Education and Practice discusses constructive, proven applications of technology in settings from modern universities to rural India. The empirical research and case studies presented here offer practical suggestions for implementing effective technological solutions tailored to the needs of social workers and their clients.

New Advances in Technology for Social Work Education and Practice includes useful strategies for creating user-friendly systems, including:

  • involving practitioners in systems design and evaluation
  • dealing with political issues
  • choosing effective instructors for distance education
  • developing multimedia testing for supervisor training
  • designing Web pages for users with disabilities

Table of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Information Management in Social Work
  • Strategies for Creating MIS Technology to Improve Social Work Practice and Research
  • The Deployment of Information Technology in an International Rural Health Care Project
  • Internet Technology Makes Clinical Data Systems Technically and Economically Practical: Are They Politically Feasible?
  • Distance Education Evaluation
  • Evaluation of Distance Education Programs in Social Work
  • Distance Education Alumni: How Far Have They Gone?
  • Distance Education: A Multidimensional Evaluation
  • Video & Web-Based Learning and Training
  • Using Video Clips as Test Questions: The Development and Use of a Multimedia Exam
  • A Video Streaming Pilot Project: Applications in Social Work Training and Education
  • Attitudes and Opinions Regarding the Use of the Internet for Continuing Education Among Social Workers
  • Implementing Web-Based Learning: Evaluation Results from a Mental Health Course
  • Technology and Vulnerable Populations
  • Ensuring That Course Websites Are ADA Compliant
  • Older Adults and the Digital Divide: Assessing Results of a Web-Based Survey
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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