Hand Book of Technology and Social Work help Social Work students, practitioners, educators make pedagogically sound, rational, practical, and ethical decisions about integrating technology into their social work programs. It covers a range of essential topics, from understanding technology and its applications, Digital Divide, ICT, Artificial Intelligence, Social media, digital literacy skills to ethical implications for technology in social work practice. 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. Also highlighted in each chapter of this book, positive impacts and negative impacts with salutations. Lastly, written well on how new technology applications in the field of qualitative social work research.
Written in a student-friendly style, Technology and Social Work 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 social work students.