ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
As you may have mentioned I didn’t post very much the last weeks. There are some reasons for this that I would like to share with you. Since summer I’ve been focusing on three projects that asked for most of my time so I had to let go of Mobile Social Work. These three projects are…
The most important thing … family. Jule May was born in March and is still trying to find the best ways to keep us from sleeping, working, relaxing and spending time on things that we once thought are important. Changing diapers, looking for the right milk, securing sockets and finding that life is a miracle is now one of my main tasks.
Great project! I recommend it to everyone. 🙂
Some days ago I got message that my application for a doctorate is accepted. That means the next 4 to 5 years I will spend on research. This fits great into my academic career but will ask for a lot of time. The topic of the doctorate is on the intersection of social work and technology: Evaluation of usability, adherence, effectiveness and costs of a blended face-to-face and web-based smoking cessation treatment versus treatment as usual.
Looking forward to do this.
Last year I started a project within the European Lifelong Learning Programme that develops a a competence framework for youth work in the age of smartphones and social media. It’s called YOWOMO2.0 – Youth Work Mobile 2.0. This is now running and also asking for attention. I think that this project can be seen as a little sister of Mobile Social Work focussing on a special part of the topic. In the long term the project can lead to offering training and assessments to social workers. A great challenge.
As you can see these topics may ask for a lot of attentions besides being a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a friend, a lecturer, a runner, a musician, …
So where does this lead to: After nearly two years, more than 600 posts and more than 26,000 views I stop with Mobile Social Work. It was a great time aggregating ideas and news on social work in the age of smartphones and social media. I learned a lot and made contact with wonderful people like you. Thank you for your attention and support!
I hope to meet you in another context.