Collaborative Online Teaching: A Model for Gerontological Social Work Education
Amy Fulton, Christine Walsh, University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work ; Anna Azulai ; Cari Gulbrandsen, Hongmei Tong, University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work
JDE Volume 30, Number 1, ISSN 0830-0445 Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Social work students and faculty are increasingly embracing online education and team teaching. Yet models to support these activities have not been adequately developed. This paper describes how a team of instructors (a senior faculty member, three doctoral students, and a post-doctoral fellow) developed, delivered and evaluated an undergraduate gerontological social work course using a collaborative online teaching and learning model. Our findings suggest that the course model served to: (a) facilitate undergraduate students\u2019 use of higher order learning (reflection, reflexivity and application of knowledge to practice) and reduce ageism; (b) increase instructional skill among doctoral students and (c) provide the opportunity for gerontology training to undergraduate social work students across a large geographical area.
Fulton, A., Walsh, C., Azulai, A., Gulbrandsen, C. & Tong, H. (2015). Collaborative Online Teaching: A Model for Gerontological Social Work Education. The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance, 30(1),. Athabasca University Press.