MOBILE SOCIAL WORK

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

Tap Tap See iphone app for blind and visually impaired [VIDEO]

Using Tap Tap See to identify package contents and gain a measure if independence through the use of technology. Showing real live situations in the use of this iphone app. … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Which Social Media Apps Youth Workers should know – Teen’s Favourites

Lela Davidson – author, essayist and freelance journalist for TODAY Moms – recently shared her view on social media apps that are used by young people. In her post “Moms, … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Keep It Clean: 8 Tools to Block Porn and Sexting

By Taylor Casti, mashable.com If Anthony Weiner has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes naughty pics just aren’t worth it. Sexting and pornography can be a problem for parents with … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

TEXTING & DRIVING …IT CAN WAIT | Initiative 4 Teens About The Dangers [VIDEO]

The initiative TEXTING & DRIVING … IT CAN WAIT works on raising the awareness on how fatal texting and driving can be by asking to join the movement pledging to … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Developers Of Social Work Apps Can Learn From The Health Sector

A recent post by Steven Chan, iMedicalApps, on “Important tips for doctors with medical app ideas” addresses an range of problems that healthcare professionals run into while developing their own apps. … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Don’t Get Lost In The Dark! | App Leading People Affected By Night Blindness

Researchers from Pakistan recently published an article about an app that is leading people affected by night blindness. According to Wikipedia … Nyctalopia (from Greek νύκτ-, nykt- “night”; and αλαός, … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why You Should Listen To Podcasts In Social Work Education

As I am a fan of podcasts it’s good to see Dr. Jonathan Singer, founder of The Social Work Podcast, being interviewed on Learning by Podcasts. For THE NEW SOCIAL … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why mobile health app overload drives us crazy, and how to restore the sanity

Abstract Background Smartphones and tablet computers have become an integral part of our lives. One of their key features is the possibility of installing third-party apps. These apps can be … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cognitive Behavior Therapy App – MoodKit [VIDEO] [INFOGRAPHIC]

MoodKit is an iPhone app that helps people to cope with depression or anxiety. It is developed by Thriveport which main team includes clinical psychologists Dr. Edrick Dorian and Dr. Drew … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 2 Comments
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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