Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Matt DeCarlo writes that he and Anne Marie Gruber have curated a library of open textbooks and scholarly books for social work. It seems to me these would be easy enough to map to a curriculum (indeed, the topic listing already suggests a curriculum). And I wonder how complete an education based on these and the reference books relevant to social education would constitute a full social work programme. I can imagine writing an application (that would probably depend on AI to some extent) to take the contents of these and design a learning programme consisting of theory and practical work. It could even automate the work of finding placements for a practicum. How far are we from this, I wonder. See also DeCarlo's teaching note on adopting, adapting and creating open textbooks. See more on the Open Social Work website. Here's their newsletter.

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