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

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?

As we here at Mobile Social Work are still figuring out the use of smartphones Helen Reynolds from Ace Digital Comms is already one step ahead. Check out her inspiring … Continue reading

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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