ScOPTbox Practice Learning Library is here!
ScOPTbox 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.
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 compex) law.
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
- hosted spaces for communities of practice
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, an open-source learning management system or elearning platform, also known as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is specifically designed to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction. It is the most widely used LMS in the world and currently has over 68 million users world-wide (and growing!). It's the same elearning platform used by the Open University, so we're in good company.
If you have any questions, comments, compliments or complaints, please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org