As you search for continuing education social work opportunities, you may find that you schedule doesn’t have a lot of room for classes. You work hard all day and the thought of driving to class and listening to someone speak for several hours just isn’t appealing. Does this mean that it is impossible to learn more and gain CE credits? Opportunities open up when you use a virtual conference.
Attending a conference online means you can sit back on the couch in your pajamas and enjoy your continuing education social work. Different presenters and opportunities take place at various times and you can try and fit these online meetings into your schedule. For some, this is still not convenient. Working all day with clients means making yourself available at any given time. Virtual conferences take place live but they are also saved so that participants can go back later and view the presentations at a more convenient time.
There is no need to meet a specific time of day deadline. There is no reason to sit in a crowded room trying to gain all you can from a traditional conference environment. Online access opens up all types of ways to handle your continuing education social work.
Access to Presenters and Discussion Groups
If you attend a virtual conference live, you have the ability to ask presenters questions and get their feedback right away. This is incredibly beneficial if you need clarification on something or you have a question about a specific situation. You can type in your query and get a response from the instructor. This is much easier than attempting to get someone’s attention in the middle of an actual conference.
You also have access to discussion groups. In some instances, in order to get credit for continuing education social work, you need to participate in these groups for a certain amount of time. Here other professionals with questions and comments about the presentation surround you. You can learn so much from colleagues that are facing the same types of issues day after day.
Testing and Receiving your CE Credits
Most virtual conferences offer participants the ability to take a test immediately following the presentation. Specific questions about the content are included so an individual can review his or her notes to help answer the questions correctly. In most cases, a person will get multiple opportunities to receive a passing grade. Once completed, a participant will receive confirmation of completion for the virtual conference and the CE credits will be processed.
Work through continuing education social work in a way that meets your needs. At a virtual conference you can gain information and earn the CE credits necessary for your line of work.