Ghosts in the machine: Student participation and learning outcomes in a web-assisted social work course

Gillingham, Philip (2009) Ghosts in the machine: Student participation and learning outcomes in a web-assisted social work course. Social Work Education, 28 4: 423-435. doi:10.1080/02615470802358570


Author Gillingham, Philip
Title Ghosts in the machine: Student participation and learning outcomes in a web-assisted social work course
Journal name Social Work Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-5479
1470-1227
Publication date 2009-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02615470802358570
Volume 28
Issue 4
Start page 423
End page 435
Total pages 13
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
For many social work educators, the debate about whether social work education should be delivered using online technology has, as a result of institutional imperatives, moved on to how best this can be done. In this article, the process of designing and delivering part of a social work course using asynchronous online discussion is described and reflected upon. Student participation in the online environment is also compared with final course grades and the findings discussed in relation to existing literature. Recommendations for the future delivery of social work courses using online technology emerging from this discussion are offered.
Keyword Asynchronous Discussion
Online Education
Student Participation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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Created: Mon, 19 Sep 2011, 13:47:25 EST by Philip Gillingham on behalf of School of Social Work and Human Services