Making Social Work Education App’ier : The Process of Developing Information-based Apps for Social Work Education and Practice

Anne Campbell, Mary McColgan

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Abstract

Mobile App technology in social work education remains in the embryonic stages of development with a few notable exceptions. The use of Apps in College and University settings has been reported in other sectors of higher education, although there is a paucity of research in relation to its relevance to social work education and practice. The following article describes the creation of four social work education and practice Apps by a team of social work educators. The primary focus is on the design process and the partnership approach to the creation of the tools. It also outlines the rationale for the App development, the working process and the theoretical framework underpinning mobile learning. Furthermore, it provides information on the level of usage of the Apps according to geographical location, download information and time spent on each section of the App. The article also incorporates a pragmatic summary of developmental guidelines which may aid social work educators in the development and implementation of specialist information-based Apps for education and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
JournalSocial Work Education: the international journal
Volume35
Issue number3
Early online date26 Jan 2016
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 26 Jan 2016

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