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Social Work in a Digital Society

First Edition


May 2012 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
This book will help students develop their understanding of how the internet is impacting on social work education and practice in 21st century. Essential reading for students interested in the influence of digital technology and social media, including the impact of digital divides, this book looks at how the value-base of social work can have a positive effect on service users and carers who engage with digital services.

 
Introduction
 
Social Impact of ICT in 21st Century
 
Contemporary Digital Policy
 
Digital Equity, Digital Divides
 
Implications for Education
 
Implications for Placements
 
Digital Literacy
 
Conclusion

Very beneficial text book for Social Work in a digital society. Great application of concepts to reality in practice.

Carol McGowan
Business and Humanities Department, Dundalk Institute of Technology
January 14, 2013

Really interesting text and very relevant for students who will face many challenges related to digital technology throughout their working careers

Ms Gloria Kirwan
School of Social Work and Social Policy, Camhs
December 17, 2012

Useful for students to hone their technology skills and to stretch those who think they already know how to use technology. Ethical issues useful too.

Mrs Sue Jones
Social Work Didsbury, Manchester Metropolitan University
December 14, 2012

This is a confusing subject for many in social work be it students or CPD post qualifying .
This book helps get the basics right and then build on them. A timely addition to most courses

Mr Simon Howard
Social Work City, Nottingham Trent University
November 21, 2012

This is a useful book on a neglected topic. It will be valuable for students on qualifying (undergraduate) social work courses needing to get to grips with the evolving world of information technology as it impacts on professional practice.

Professor Brian Taylor
Sociology & Applied Social Studies, University of Ulster
September 26, 2012

Interesting text........good for L4 social work students. Advantages and pitfalls of social networking.

Mr Robert Banks
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
September 24, 2012

useful introduction and equips students as per the subject benchmark statement on IT.

Ms Elisabeth Hunter
Family Health and Social Care, Greenwich University
September 13, 2012

This is a well written book which will be invaluable to both practitioners and students alike. It is informative and thought provoking in its analysis of the impact of the digital society on marginalised people. It also helped me to consider my own digital footprint and to assess its impact on my privacy. A real strength of the book is its description of new technology and software applications which can make a real difference to service-users’ lives. I enjoyed reading this book and thoroughly recommend it.

Ms Sally Riggall
Social Work Hull, Lincoln University
September 12, 2012

A thorough book, useful for a Social work Degree

Mrs Fiona Wilkes
Social Work Office Redditch, North East Worcestershire College
August 28, 2012
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