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By Paul Abels MSW PhD

Distance schooling (DE) is without doubt one of the most vital ways that destiny social staff can whole their MSW measure. With a achieve to a number of populations, DE is principally suited for the sphere of social paintings, permitting rural, operating, and financially-strained members to accomplish levels and supply very important companies to underserved groups. during this complete and well-organized consultant to figuring out and imposing distance schooling elements into social paintings, pioneering professors clarify the right way to administer DE parts, talk about the changes and rewards of the DE instructing event, review the advantages for either scholars and lecturers, and handle evolving matters within the box. moreover, readers may be brought to the most recent audio-visual, desktop -mediated, and computer-assisted modalities now in use as utilized to distance schooling. From audio and visible teleconferencing to e mail, networks, and net established classes, we're uncovered to the present and destiny traits and probabilities in DE courses.

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Delivering the MSW curriculum to non-traditional students through interactive television. In E. T. ), Modes of professional education II: The electronic social work curriculum in the twenty-first century. Tulane Studies in Social Welfare, Vol. 20, pp. 16-27. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University. Raymond, F. B. (2000). Delivering distance education through technology: A pioneer's experience. Campus-wide information systems,17'(2), 49-65. Raymond, F. B. & Pike, C. K. (1997). Social work education: Electronic technologies.

The planning and management of distance education. London: Croom Helm. Sandell, K. , & Hayes, S. (2002). The web's impact on social work education: Opportunities, challenges, and future direction. Journal of Social Work Education, 38(1), 85-99. , & Napolitano, S. (1996).

Furthermore, the use of the listservs can facilitate more active participation among class members. In addition to general postings on the listserv, class members can send private messages to each other or to the teacher regarding the issue under study (Raymond & Pike, 2000). For distance education purposes, courses can be offered in their entirety over the Internet. These courses, commonly referred to as Web-based courses, should be differentiated from Web-supported courses. Web-supported courses, either in the traditional classroom or distance education environment, use the Internet to augment and enrich teaching and learning through methods such as e-mail and listservs.

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