Web-Based Social Work Education in the United States

Authored by: Jo Ann R. Coe Regan

Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138890237
eBook ISBN: 9781315712536
Adobe ISBN: 9781317495239


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Higher education is undergoing a period of rapid change with the rise of new learning modalities and technologies. Since the early 1980s, technology advances have created many more opportunities for social work programs to deliver education in a variety of formats. Technology has been used to deliver social work education, primarily through distance education modalities, since the early 1980s and is an accepted part of social work education in the United States (US) (Raymond, 2005). The term distance education has been defined as any formal approach to learning in which the majority of instruction occurs while the educator is at a distance from one another (Verduin & Clark, 1991; Raymond, 2005).

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