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Care in a Digital Age: Use of Technology in Social Care | FutureGov

Dominic Campbell – founder and director of digital design company FUTUREGOV – gave a keynote speech at the Care in the Digital Age event, where he ran through his vision for how … Continue reading

August 16, 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

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

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

Five reasons Google Glass could make the world better – is social care going to be revolutionised?

Originally posted on social for the people:
This post will look at five ways Google Glass (and the inevitable other brands’ wearable devices) may change our understanding of how to…

June 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

20 Things They Never Told Us About Going Social – Paul Taylor

Here is a “double espressso” style input on ideas about social media from Paul Taylor. A savoury kognitive snack for your social media brain. This is the orginal slideshare of … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Social Workers Should Know in a Digitized Society – 6 Theses from the Cyberwork Conference

Today my colleague Timo Nicklaus and me attended the second day of the Cyberwork Conference in Bremen/Germany. Inspired by interesting talks on internet street work, digitized youth work, and online … Continue reading

April 18, 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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