Social Work Virtual Pal – local practice with global connections [BLOG POST]

Amanda M L Taylor, Laurel Hitchcock

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Before the internet truly came into its own, the prospect of a social work academic in the US working closely with a UK counterpart would have seemed unlikely.

Thankfully, technologies have changed the way we work and connect. Today’s digital and social media platforms present all sorts of possibilities and opportunities. Being social workers with a natural orientation towards creativity, we decided early on to exploit these platforms for the purposes of professional development and the benefit of the wider social work community.

Our mutual interest in creative teaching methodologies, and an acute awareness of digitalisation’s increasing utility, led us to connect online - initially via Twitter, but latterly through Skype and FaceTime too.
Original languageEnglish
TypeSocial Work Virtual Pal
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 05 Jul 2017


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