Department (Manual Entry)
Digital technology has transformed social work education. Today’s students can take individual courses and earn an entire degree without ever meeting their faculty members in person. Technological innovations such as videoconferencing, live online chat, asynchronous podcasts, and webinars enable social work educators to reach students whose personal circumstances and geographical locations make it difficult for them to attend school in person. This paper highlights complex ethical issues associated with the proliferation of digital and online social work education. Key ethical issues concern student access; course and degree program quality and integrity; academic honesty and gatekeeping; and privacy and surveillance.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work
Taylor & Francis Group
Reamer, Frederic G., "Distance and Online Social Work Education: Novel Ethical Challenges" (2013). Faculty Publications. 392.