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

Pew: Caregivers are top digital health users, but only 59 percent find online tools helpful | mobihealthnews

Posted on mobihealthnews by Jonah Comstock, Jun 20, 2013 New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that adults who are unpaid caregivers for a parent or … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Using iPads to teach Social Work students Digital Activism and Community Engagement

Our colleague Cyber Social Worker from the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University shared on the Cyber Social Worker blog the plan on how to use iPads in … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Digital technology and care – how do we promote more connected thinking?

Originally posted on Connecting Social Care and Social Media:
The care my parents received in later life was important to me, my family and our friends.I know how much they…

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apps, guides and other resources for the tech-savvy social worker

My dear colleague and tech-savvy soul mate Elizabeth Torres-Russell from Australia has collected a broad range of apps and resources for social work at her Pinterest website. Among others you can … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Social Media Use of Older Adults: A Mini-Review

Social Media Use of Older Adults: A Mini-ReviewLeist A.K. Gerontology (DOI: 10.1159/000346818) Abstract Background: Maintaining social relationshipshas been defined as a core element of aging well. With a considerable amount of older … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

8 Top Tips for Using iPads with People Living with Dementia | Nominet Trust

When using iPads with people living with dementia, it’s all about creating a positive personal connection. This has a fundamental impact on how well the presence of the machine is … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social work with seniors: here are 10 starter apps for the iPad

Philip Moeller published on his blog „The Best Life“ a post on  the „10 Must-Have iPad Apps for Seniors“.  Interesting for social workers is the part where he writes about … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

How can older people improve their cognitive functions up to 25%? Study says: „Use Facebook!“

Social Workers that work with older people can support their clients in keeping their mental abilities by using Facebook. This is an idea that you should think about having a … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tech-Savvy Older Adults — Staying Connected, Challenging Stereotypes – Social Work Today

By Christina Reardon, MSW, LSW, Social Work Today, Vol. 12 No. 6 P. 10 Older adults are increasingly interested and involved in using technologies that allow them to stay more … Continue reading

February 25, 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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