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ERIC Number: EJ1029590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Distance Education and Organizational Environment
East, Jean F.; LaMendola, Walter; Alter, Catherine
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n1 p19-33 2014
As distance education models in social work education continue to grow, this study addresses prevalence and type of models in graduate social work programs and the perceptions of deans about the future of e-learning models of curriculum delivery. The study was an exploratory sequential mixed-methods design including a national survey of 121 deans/directors, followed by group interviews of 15 deans. Findings are that Web-based technology for delivering social work courses is increasing and predicted to grow. Interviews documented the difficulties of transforming organizational environments. Recommendations for social work leadership include convening curriculum leaders in schools of social work to work together to further technology innovations and cross institutional research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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