Social Work Distance Education Conference!

Everything Old is New Again: Transitioning Traditional Social Work Teaching to a Blended or Online Format

  • When: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
  • Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Where: 301 University Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46202, Room 2064
  • Cost: $110.00

Are you a beginner?  This special institute will be available to 22 participants.  You must also register for the SWDE II conference.

This four-hour intensive workshop is for educators who are new to creating Social Work coursework in either a blended or online format or would like to hone their skills and learn about the latest resources. Developed as a blend of knowledge and direct practice, a panel of leaders in Social Work distance education will start the session by identifying “best in class” theories, practices, and techniques for successfully transitioning all of the content and activities from a traditional Social Work class into a meaningful (and comparable) blended or online Social Work course. The second half of the workshop offers a “hands-on” opportunity for participants to practice developing technology driven Social Work content and assignments with the support and direction of the panel presenters.  Workshop highlights include:

  • An overview of the theories and values that inform the development of a successful distance education experience for both the instructor and the student.
  • The importance of planning for presence, engagement, and community in distance education.
  • Introduction to the latest and best “tech tools” to integrate these ideas into virtual courses.
  • The availability of a sample online course for participants to actively practice developing their virtual Social Work content.

Panel Presenters:

  • Dr. Paul Freddolino, Professor and Associate Director for Research and Distance Education, School of Social Work, Michigan State University
  • Dr. Melissa J. Earle, Academic Program Director- MSW Program, Walden University
  • Dr. Dale Fitch, Associate Director and Associate Professor, School of Social Work, School of Social Work, University of Missouri
  • Dr. Andrew Quinn, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, University of North Dakota

This workshop will be held off-site at a computer lab on the Indiana University campus, not far from the conference site.  Directions will be provided and parking is convenient.

Depending on the level of participant interest, there may be an additional 2 hour hands on session with consultation scheduled for the morning of April 13th, 2016. Details will be determined before the end of the Tuesday session.

Register Here