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

Games for Change – Catalyzing Social Impact Through Digital Games

Games for Change – a nonprofit corporation founded in 2004 – … … facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

European Children’s Use, Risk and Safety Online: Country Classification | EU Kids Online

A recent report published by EU Kids Online offers a country classification focussing at opportunities, risks, harm and parental mediation of children’s internet use. Here is the executive summary. The … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

SPARX – The Video Game For Depression – Is On The Way [VIDEO]

Last year we had a look at SPARX, a video game designed to help treat depression and anxiety in teenage kids, that was proven in a clinical trial by researchers … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Learning Tablets For Kids – Kids Safe Web Browser – Educator Approved Games [VIDEO]

LeapFrog Enterprises recently announced the launch of a new kids’ learning tablet, LeapPad Ultra. Designed just for kids, the LeapPad Ultra has an integrated kid-safe web browser and a learning … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reduce stress with this little sensor that links to your mobile [VIDEO]

A team from Dublin, Ireland, is currently working on a new sensor to reduce stress. The PIP Biosensor will help you not only to measure but to learn to control … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Videogame Composed Of Pain And Hope – THAT DRAGON, CANCER [VIDEO]

Usually we focus on the use of mobile devices and social media. As gamification and serious games are trends that often link to these topics I could not resist to … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gamers, Serious Games And Gamification In Social Work [VIDEO] [INFOGRAPHIC]

This blog uses several categories – one of them is „Games“. As playing games is highly popular among young people and the game industry has become more relevant than the … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Social Work Social Media App – Social Work Education In Your Pocket! [VIDEO]

Our dear colleagues Tarsem Singh Cooner – Social Work Lecturer and Associate Director at the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health (CEIMH) at University of Birmingham – released a … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 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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