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Technology in Social Work

Productivity

Productivity While technology today can overwhelm us with information, there is lots to learn if only we know how to find what we need. In this section, you will find resources related to using technology to manage information for easy access and greater productivity.

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A Framework for Approaching Education and Training to Effectively Utilize Technology

On this website, Neil Ballantyne explains a framework for designing educational and professional development resources in ways that effectively utilize technology. It includes a video sample that...

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Effectively Managing Passwords to Protect Confidential Information

On this website, Ignatio Pacheco suggests best practices for maintaining and managing password security.

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How Using Large Pools of Data Can Contribute to Important Social Goods

This article from forbes.com provides a series of five examples of ways that nonprofits and service agencies can use large pools of data to understand and respond to complex social problems.

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How Using Large Pools of Data Can Contribute to Important Social Goods

This article from forbes.com provides a series of five examples of ways that nonprofits and service agencies can use large pools of data to understand and respond to complex social problems.

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Strategies for Managing Large Amounts of Information Online: RSS

On this website, Dawn Foster provides strategies and techniques for managing streams of information online. The website also includes a link to an audio recording of a presentation on this material...

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Strategies for Managing Large Amounts of Information Online: Social Bookmarking and Annotating

This website by Digitally Speaking provides detailed information on how to effectively bookmark and annotate websites in order to develop and maintain your own online catalog of important or useful...

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Strategies for Planning and Organizing Projects and Developing Goals

This blog post by Eric Blue provides a discussion of mind map techniques for visualizing and developing personal goals. It includes electronic tools that can be used to assist in the process of...

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Strategies for Using Twitter to Collect Information on a Topic

On this website, Dawn Foster discusses strategies and techniques for using the social media micro-blogging website Twitter as a tool for efficiently collecting information on a topic.

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Ways That Technology Use Can Limit Access to Important Information

This TED Talk looks at some of the ways that our uses of technology can limit our exposure to important ideas and contrasting viewpoints, as well as the importance of drawing from a wide range of...

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Disclaimer: The content shared within the Technology in Social Work Resource Center belongs to the authors of that content and does not necessarily represent the views, research or practice of the UB School of Social Work. Links are provided to inspire new ideas and innovative thinking and practice regarding the uses of technology within social work. It is the responsibility of each user to exercise good judgment to ensure that the use of content provided at each link is consistent with good social work practice and the ethics and values of the profession.