Social Work and ICT
- Andrew Hill - University of York, UK
- Ian Shaw - University of York, UK
Research Methods in Social Work
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become an integral part of social and working lives. Within social work ICTs play a vital role, helping professionals to store and share information and contributing to new forms of practice. This book goes a step further than simply describing ICT skills, but asks why ICT is used and how this affects practice and the experience of people who use services.
The book has a practical focus and includes guidance on:
- Best Practice for Social Work and ICT
- ICT Use in Social Work
- Service Users, Carers and ICT
- Technology and Professional Practice
- ICT and Social Work Agencies
- Social Work Programs in the Virtual World
- ICT and Practice Based Learning
Written in a student-friendly style, Social Work and ICT is interspersed with activities and exercises to enable students to develop their skills and knowledge. Each chapter also includes a 'Taking it Further' section with useful websites, suggestions for further reading and ideas to improve practice. The book has been designed to enhance professional practice and it will be essential reading for all undergraduate programs in social work.
Useful for Health and Social Care students and those interested in purusing a career in Social Work. As we fully embrace ICT in the digital era, it is essential that our learners are equipped with the skills to function in the sector. This book highlights the importance of ICT and Social Work.
Did not suit my needs for university college students.
Well timed book, very useful, IT time limited in college so this needed. The Taking it Further sections have been good individually or in groups.
I shall be recommending this book to my students as a book they should read. I shall be asking our library to purchase copies for our shelves.
This is a good text to help the student understand that there are issues in addition to simply using technology. It goes on to identify the benefits and pitfalls of the use of technology.
A clear book that includes technology as part of practice. It supports the begins of what will become a much larger awareness - technology in the practice world.
A good book with structure and focus upon required aspects