Information and communication technology (ICT) has the potential to dramatically shift and enhance social work practice in the coming decade. Integrating technology into social work and creating practice innovations through ICT will make transformative social change possible. Technology integration can create practice that includes flexible, on-demand, personal, and individually-paced services. Potential integration of specific technologies, including gaming, gamification, mobile technology, social media, robotics, the quantified self, and wearable technologies represent tremendous potential for practice gains. Beyond specific technologies, there is the opportunity to transform the social work profession to be ready to respond to and leverage any technology that becomes available. This webinar will discuss these possibilities and the specific goals for achieving this challenge.
1. Describe the ways that information and communication technology might shift and enhance social work practice.
2. Identify specific technologies that have been identified in the Grand Challenge initiative, Harness Technology for Social Good.
3. Discuss the policy proposals for the technology grand challengeCost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30If you are not a member of one of the 11 Specialty Practice Sections, please click here to join: https://www.socialworkers.org/spsjoin