Agenda for Last Class -- 5May11

Session 15: Course wrap up, evaluation

Assignments due:  Solution paper or URL emailed before 8May11 at Midnight:


Student projects and feedback

Listserv/blogs/discussion group reports

Review of Course

Review of Learning Objectives in the Syllabus

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.   View social work as a profession where decision making can be supported by finding, collecting, manipulating, modeling, and presenting data, information, and knowledge.

2.   Examine current human services software and telecommunications tools, such as an internet homepage & video meeting places, that can be used to support clients and human service practice.

3.   Understand the process of applying computer-based tools to a human service decision or situation.

4.   Critically examine the potentials and limitations of developing and implementing technology that supports a human service decision/situation of the student's choice.

5.   Experience use of the internet as a tool for learning, problem solving, and supporting practice, e.g., chat, voice chat, video chat, blog, etc.

6.   Assess the impact of information technology on social work values of social and economic justice, stakeholder participation, empowerment, and diversity.  


Feedback on what worked and did not work -- Lessons Learned

Each student say where started in class, where ended up, what learned in the process and what expected to learn and did not learn, and what class activities worked for them. 

Feedback on specific course activities

  1. Web Page Assignment;  Use of Google sites as a platform for developing the sites.
  2. Application reviews  5=Right number?  Any changes?
  3. Blog -- 4 weeks = right number?  Ways to improve
  4. Initial powerpoints
  5. Debates
  6. Consultation via phone or VOIP on project
  7. Connect Video Classroom  --  suggestions to improve
  8. Guest Speakers (Jayne Cravens, Sharon Bruce, Jackie Rafferty, Jacob Hileman, Mitch Hill)
  9. Use of videos, e.g., interviews, YouTube, etc. 
  10. Listserv/discussion group reports
  11. Text Book (undate needed)
  12. Projects:  analysis paper, Part A
  13. Informal presentation of project
  14. Solution paper, Part B
  15. Grading
  16. Use of recorded sessions?
  17. What the course should cover that we have not covered, e.g., tour of nonprofit commons on Second Life   
  18. Should the class be totally online with no F2F sessions?
  19. Opening course up for students from other universities worldwide?
  20. Other comments or suggestions.