What is ScOPTbox?

Jean Gordon launching ScOPTbox at the ScOPT conference on 12 November 2015This site is primarily a collection of materials to support practice learning.

We recognise that that is a diverse definition. There is a huge amount of material that is useful for social workers, students and educators. We do need to draw the line somewhere though, as we don't have the time or resources to include everything.

We are clear that ScOPTbox is not intended to be a general list of social work resources on the internet - there are lots of other websites that are doing that very well.

ScOPTbox is a specific resource for a specific audience - those interested in practice education.

It is a curated collection of materials. We've had hundreds of resources recommended to us by practice educators - things that they have authored and are happy to share with others, or things that they have found useful and want to recommend.

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Over time, this collection will grow. Eventually, you'll be able add your own resources yourself, but for now, we're collating and curating so that we can consider things like intellectual property and copyright to try and stay on the right side of (very complex) law.

The resources listed on ScOPTbox are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License unless specifically stated otherwise.

ScOPT believes that information contributed to ScOPTbox has been done so in good faith for the purposes of supporting practice education. If you are of the opinion that anything you see on this website: is an infringement of your intellectual property rights; or is an infringement of your moral rights; or is offensive or unacceptable in some other way; please read our Take Down Policy and contact us.

We can also offer hosted spaces for practice educators who wish to engage with students online, or provide secure access to resources for their students.

Anyone can request a hosted space - you will have full administration access to your part(s) of the site. You can use it for online discussion, revision quizzes, assessment, evaluation, interactive case studies, reflective journals, a PRTL Register, certificates, a repository of resources... you can do any/all of this, and much more!

We hope you enjoy this resource. We are hugely grateful to Learning Network West for funding the majority of the development. That allowed us to contract with Jean Gordon to do the collation and curation of the materials, and with Focused on Learning for the technical development.

ScOPTbox is powered by Moodle, a free online learning platform, also known as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is specifically designed to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction.

If you have any questions, comments, compliments or complaints, please do email us at scoptbox@scopt.co.uk

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