Social Work Virtual Pal – local practice with global connections

Hitchcock, Laurel and Taylor, Amanda M L (2017) Social Work Virtual Pal – local practice with global connections. Gov.UK .

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Social academics Laurel Hitchcock and Amanda Taylor - Laurel based in Birmingham Alabama in the US, Amanda in Lancashire in the UK - met over a year ago on Twitter. Since that time they have been meeting regularly using Skype and FaceTime.
Their frequent meetings provide them with a space in which to share ideas, develop projects and create teaching and learning methodologies with a more global feel. They share many interests, framed by their innovative identities as digital scholars.
Their connection inspired me to commission a guest blog from them about one of their more recent innovations, the Social Work Virtual Pal. I am delighted to share it with you now.

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