SW 620 Digital Technology and Professional Collaboration Networks for Social Work Practice

3 credits

This course examines the role of the internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social work practice. We will practice professional online thought leadership, multidisciplinary and collaborative knowledge development, translation, and dissemination using ICTs. Students will establish a professional collaboration network (PCN) and identify, connect with individuals and groups holding expertise in their substantive area, and begin the process of identifying their substantive area using PCN and stakeholder input. Students will learn to evaluate and assess content they discover online, as well as the technology and platforms that they are using, through a trauma-informed human rights (TIHR), racial trauma, and liberation lens, with an emphasis on ethics and accessibility.