ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway | e-Agriculture [VIDEO]

Reblogged from Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway | e-Agriculture Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway Submitted by Andrea_Jimenez on Thu, 11/07/2013 – 10:03 […] … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Share files with anyone, anywhere…off the Internet, even off the power grid…with LibraryBox [VIDEO]

Recently we had a look at BRCK – a device that serves as a kind of backup for the internet in rural areas like Africa. After a successful Kickstarter campaign … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Use Mobile Technology To Empower Woman Across The World – The SmartWoman Project [VIDEO]

The SmartWoman Project is a member-based mobile platform supporting the advancement of women around the world. Written by and designed by women, The SmartWoman Project enables women to receive learning … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Bring Mobile Internet To Rural Underserved Areas In Africa – BRCK [VIDEO]

What is the BRCK? And how can it bring mobile internet to rural underserved areas in Africa or elsewhere. BRCK is a kickstarter project from Ushahidi – „a non-profit technology … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mobile Messages To Empower Mothers – MAMA – The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action [VIDEO][INFOGRAPHIC]

As it is Mother’s Day today it could be a good idea to have a look at the link between mobiles, mothers and social issues. In June 2012 we already … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

What ICT Competency Social Workers Should Have? – Get inspired by the UNESCO Framework for Teachers [Video]

UNESCO published an ICT Competency Framework for Teachers which intends „to inform educational policy makers, teacher-educators, providers of professional learning and working teachers on the role of ICT in educational … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

How mobile phones promote gender equality and empower women in Africa and Asia

Ronda Zelezny-Green, PhD student exploring links between gender, learning and mobiles in the ICT4D collective at Royal Holloway, University of London, posted in theguadian’s Global Development Professionals Network about how … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Africa: Using Mobile Apps to Spur Social Change –

by Arao Amen, Want to report a problem to an elected official in your community? There is a mobile application, or “app,” for that. Want to bring attention to a … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mobile Phones and 21st Century Poverty Alleviation |

by Eric Tyler, If there could be a competition for the technology device with the fastest adoption in the developing world, mobile phones far and away would take first place. … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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