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Practical Computer Skills for Social Work
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Practical Computer Skills for Social Work



April 2006 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
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.
 
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

"A practical, user-friendly guide in an area many students still find daunting and inaccessible" (Lecturer, Bridgend College)

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