Resources for students and educators
There are many areas of our work and resources that will be of particular interest to those teaching or studying social service related subjects, including:
- The Learning Exchange: our free online library containing thousands of learning resources specifically for social services education and training (including briefings, reports, official publications, learning resources, video clips, case studies, podcasts and radio broadcasts)
- IRISS.FM: internet radio for Scotland's social services
- Mindreel: an initiative to create a valuable learning resource using educational films that address a wide range of mental health issues.
- 'How-to' guides - contains guides on topics including Google Advanced Search and Google Scholar, social bookmarking and digital storytelling.
- IRISS videos
- IRISS Insights: a collection of online evidence summaries (limited free hard copies also available on request)
- Social media: information on a range of tools to improve information management and sharing. Examples include: RSS, social bookmarking, Instapaper, Twitter and Google Docs.
- Leading for Outcomes Guides: training tools to support and explore an outcomes-focused approach to delivering social services in Scotland
- Data Visualisation tool: a web-based toolkit that allows users to create and share great visualisations from their own information
- Free images for use in presentations or reports
- Futures toolkit: on-line exercises which support futures thinking
- SSKS (Social Services Knowledge Scotland): a collection of social services resources to support practitioners
- SWAPBox: a repository that brings together open educational resources from the disciplines of social policy and social work
- The social services information landscape: a visual guide
Other websites and resources
- Guardian Social Care Network
- Community Care Student Zone
- Scottish Social Services Council - information for students
- The Social Work Blog
- Social Work Education Participation videos on Social Care TV.
'Follow' on Twitter suggestions
- IRISS: @irissorg
- SSSC: @TripleSSSC
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation: @jrf_uk
- Ermintrude: @Ermintrude2
- Jon Bolton: @jonbolton
- Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities: a guide for academics and researchers.
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For more information about student engagement, please contact Michelle Drumm.
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