NACSW Online Continuing Education

Learning Through Technology: An Engaging, Practical, and User Friendly Approach
Length: 1.25 Hours
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Clergy
  • Students
  • Human Services Workers
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 1.25

by David Cecil, PhD, LCSW
Stephen Baldridge, PhD, LMSW
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Course Outline

Online training and education in social work, as well the use of technology in general, can be intimidating and expensive. Is it possible to find approachable and cost effective ways to use these tools to reach today's students and practitioners? This interactive workshop presents an evidence-based, motivating approach to engaging the valuable tools of online and mobile training and education.


  • Technology & Social Work

Sample Content


Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Identify strategies for overcoming obstacles to technology adoption.

2. Describe how to integrate common technologies (e.g., social media) into teaching and training.

3. Articulate new, innovative, user-friendly methods to online and mobile teaching and training.


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David Cecil, PhD, LCSW is a tenured professor in the Asbury University MSW Program and chairs the Behavioral Sciences Department. His private practice, David P. Cecil, PhD, LCSW Individual and Family Counseling, is in Wilmore, Kentucky. He specializes in individual and family counseling that includes areas of depression, anxiety, substance dependence, and relational difficulty. He has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics of cognitive-behavioral modalities, motivational interviewing, program and practice evaluation, teaching practice models, and technology use. He recently contributed a chapter to the Essential Clinical Social Work Series (Tosone & Rosenberger, 2012) and published on Russian substance abuse treatment in Substance Use and Misuse (Stoltzfus & Cecil, 2013). He served as Board President for the North American Association of Christians in Social Work (2009-2011) and currently serves as president-elect on the Kentucky Society for Clinical Social work Board of Directors.

Stephen Baldridge, PhD, LMSW received his MSSW and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has researched, taught, and implemented the use of mobile learning consistently over the past few years in his courses. In his work with the first-ever Mobile Learning Initiative on a college campus, he has established some of the current best practices for social media and mobile learning both in and out of the classroom. His research, presentations, and publications include areas surrounding mobile learning, remote teaching, and using social media to create learning communities. As director of the undergraduate social work program at Abilene Christian University, Stephen has incorporated a number of students not only in his mobile learning research, but also in several publications and presentations at national/international conferences.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.