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Office of e-Social Work Education & Practice

The Office of e-Social Work Education & Practice is comprised of a team of web developers, course designers, and subject matter experts who collaborate to create, update, and maintain online courses that meet WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards. The team operates a Student-centric approach to design that emphasizes aligned learning outcomes, assessments, and feedback as the main indicators of student learning and course quality.

What We Do #

  • Develop consistent, on-brand online courses for use across all campuses
  • Adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and standards of universal design for optimal user experience
  • Incorporate educational technology innovations, interactivity, and principles of universal design to enhance user engagement across diverse populations
  • Advance research on e-social work practices and online social work education

Our vision is to:

  • Create a consistent, standardized learning experience for students across different all IUSSW courses and programs.
  • Act on the CSWE Future Task Force’s (2018) call for educators to infuse technology-mediated practice into the social work curriculum
  • Develop new, efficient, and collaborative online and hybrid education platforms to guide future teaching and learning at the school

Areas of Focus #

  • Social Work Distance Education

    Toward our commitment to social work distance education, we collaborate with faculty to develop and maintain consistent, on-brand online courses for use across all iussw campuses. We use evidence-based design practices and strive to meet federal accessibility guidelines and distance education standards of regular and substantive student interaction.

  • Digital Social Work Practice

    Toward our commitment to digital social work practice, we manage the e-social work practice graduate certificate program, promote the infusion of technology-mediated social work practice into the curriculum, develop e-simulations for online practice courses, and build CE course offerings through IU expand.