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Consuming, Creating, and Collaborating: Social Media as a Tool for Engaged Scholarship


Developing an online presence is an increasingly important task of social work scholars. Social networks encourage research dissemination, self-promotion, engagement, and visibility. These issues have important implications for scholars and practitioners. Join three social work scholars, Jonathan B. Singer, Jennifer Greenfield, and Justin Harty, as they talk about how they have harnessed technologies such as Twitter, Slack, podcasting and blogging for social good. Discussion moderated by Professor Shawna Lee.

Learning Objective

  1. Identify at least two uses of social media in social work scholarship.


  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm | Introduction to use of social media
  • 12:30pm - 1:00pm | Social media for engaged social work scholarship

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The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 synchronous online continuing education contact hours.

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