Distance Education in Social Work

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Distance Education in Social Work

SKU# 9780826124753

Planning, Teaching, and Learning


  • Paul Abels MSW, PhD

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Distance education (DE) is one of the most important ways in which future social workers can complete their MSW degree. With a reach to multiple populations, DE is especially suited to the field of social work, allowing rural, working, and financially-strained individuals to complete degrees and provide important services to underserved communities.

In this comprehensive and well-organized guide to understanding and implementing distance education components into social work, pioneering professors explain how to administer DE components, discuss the adjustments and rewards of the DE teaching experience, evaluate the benefits for both students and teachers, and address evolving issues in the field.

In addition, readers will be introduced to the latest audio-visual, computer -mediated, and computer-assisted modalities now in use as applied to distance education. From audio and visual teleconferencing to e-mail, networks, and web based courses, we are exposed to the current and future trends and possibilities in DE programs.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 11, 2005
  • Page Count 184
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826124753
  • EISBN 9780826124760

Table of Contents 

    Part I: The Rise of Distance Education
  1. The Way to Distance Education, P. Abels
  2. The History of Distance Education in Social Work and the Evolution of Distance Education Modalities, F.B. Raymond

  3. Part II: Planning and Administration of Distance Education in Social Work
  4. Managing the Distance: Distance Education Administration, C.B. Klienpeter
  5. Which Hat Do I Wear? The Multifaceted Role of the Site Coordinator in Distance Education, K. Crew

  6. Part III: Teaching in Distance Education
  7. The Tribulations and Rewards of Distance Teaching, A. Glezakos
  8. Connecting With Students, P. Abels

  9. Part IV: Research in Distance Education
  10. Measuring the Distance: Evaluation of Distance Education in Social Work, M.K. Potts
  11. Faculty Issues in Distance Education, J.A. Regan

  12. Part V: The Future
  13. Issues and the Future of Distance Education, P. Abels
  14. Appendix: Addressing the Thesis Through Distance Education, M.K. Potts