ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
Recently I reblogged a post by Helen Reynolds about “Five reasons Google Glass could make the world better – is social care going to be revolutionised?“. Now another social work blogger shares her thoughts on Google’s new gadget. Ellen Belluomini – leader, educator, and therapist with a passion for administration, education, therapy, and technology – discusses on her blog the question “What Google Glass could do for Field Internships”. Recalling the importance of the use of video recording for skill development in her own BSW and MSW programme she envisions …
Fast forward to the immediate future where Google Glass can offer the student an instantaneous learning experience. Besides being able to non-obtrusively video an individual or group session, think of the feedback component. A supervisor can be in a session or group with the student, giving automatic feedback as the student is in the experience. Resources can be given on the screen for education of the client. There are endless possibilities for the types of input available for integration.
I agree: Glass can offer a lot of possibilities … Can’t wait to get one to give it try
It seems like the discussion of the use of Glass in Social Work and Social Care is starting. Referring on Helen and Ellen Glass offers …
“recording experiences” at i.e. “Field interships”
“No hands and voice control = inclusivity”
“Supporting people with learning disabilities”
“Community and removing isolation”
“Who’s around me to help me, to entertain me to play with?”
Are there more possibilities? What benefits and what risks do you expect for technology like Google Glass in Social Work and Social Care? Share your thoughts in the comments!
… or is this the future?