What relevance has IT to a social worker? The GSCC demands computer literacy to the level of the European Computer Driving Licence. This book enables students to identify their standard in the seven core areas and through carefully planned activities mapped to social work skills, it helps them to reach the required standard and to enhance their professional practice. Ideal for self-directed study, it could also form the basis of a course in which the students create an e-portfolio of IT skills.
Claire Gregor is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College where she holds lead responsibility for the ECDL. She currently teached on both the social work degree and post-qualifying social work awards. Previously she worked for 7 years as an Approved Social Worker and Practice Teacher in Community Mental Health Teams in Berkshire and Suffolk.
Introduction Social work and the computer Disability, health and safety issues Basic concepts of information technology Using a computer and managing files Word processing Spreadsheets Databases Presentation Internet and e-mail Concluding remarks IT courses Recommended coursebooks Web-based social work resources Bibliography Model answers