CalSWEC Network Hub
The CalSWEC Network Hub is a space where social work educators, trainers, practitioners, students, and community can share, use, or adapt educational or professional development resources.
The Network Hub does not replace existing websites or libraries, but rather indexes and helps to organize these resources for a more robust searching and re-using experience. Most materials found in this repository remain physically located on their originating websites.
Initiated by CalSWEC to improve access to educational materials posted to its website and those of its partners, the Network Hub makes it possible for its partners and stakeholders statewide to search multiple websites to:
- discover relevant open-license content;
- publish learning materials; and
- exchange and re-use those learning materials for traditional or distance learning.
Re-using, Re-mixing, and Collaborating
It also enables partners and stakeholders to use learning materials in different ways, such as remixing them (e.g., changing or revising content) once they are downloaded, so they can update educational resources for a new class or adapt them for different learners.
To date, the resources on the Network Hub are categorized as follows:
- Social Work Education
- Child Welfare
- Social Work Training
- Social Work Supervision and Leadership
- Research and Evaluation
- Integrated Behavioral Health
- Common Core Online for Social Workers
Additionally, the Network Hub provides the structure for partners, stakeholders, instructors, and others throughout the state who are interested in the same subject areas to collaborate and communicate to develop or remix educational materials. Groups enable people with similar interests to connect, such as Social Work Educators, Social Work Researchers, Trainers, Supervisors, and Title IV-E Project Coordinators, among others.