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ERIC Number: EJ989813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Bridging the Hemispheres through the Use of Technology: International Collaboration in Social Work Training
Rautenbach, John Victor; Black-Hughes, Christine
Journal of Social Work Education, v48 n4 p797-815 Dec 2012
The social work programs of the University of Fort Hare, East London, South Africa, and Minnesota State University, Mankato, United States, began using various technologies in 2007 to facilitate interaction. This project included conducting practicum supervision and seminars via videoconferencing (using Breeze, Adobe Connect, and Skype) and developing peer e-mail and Facebook partnerships to link students from both continents. This paper explores the benefits to participating students who engaged the structured use of technology to expand their social work and cultural knowledge while also developing international friendships. As technology continues to advance, social work educators must be on the forefront of connecting students by bridging the hemispheres through the use of technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United States