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Teaching Social Work With Digital Technology



AUTHOR Laurel Iverson Hitchcock, Melanie Sage, and Nancy J. Smyth
RELEASE DATE March 18, 2019
ISBN 978-0-87293-195-4

This book was written to help social work educators make pedagogically sound, rational, practical, and ethical decisions about integrating technology into their social work programs and across the curriculum. It covers a range of essential topics, from understanding digital literacy skills to ethical implications for technology in social work practice, from using technology in the traditional classroom to fully online teaching environments. Case studies, practical examples, and technology tips appear in each chapter, and checklists show how technology is integrated with the Council on Social Work Education’s EPAS competencies, the NASW’s Code of Ethics, and other social work practice standards and guidelines. Appendices provide a wealth of practical materials.

Ebook available on ProQuest; available for Kindle on Amazon.


“This book is badly needed in the field at this moment. There is nothing like it out there! It is accessible and readable, with a nice balance of scholarly and practical elements. The ‘voice’ of the book is inviting and friendly, yet it is also rigorous and comprehensive. This book has the potential to facilitate a huge advance in social work education.” —Laura Burney Nissen, PhD, LMSW, CADC III, Dean and Professor, School of Social Work, Portland State University