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15 Serious Games Aiming to Change the World » Online Universities

Using games for purposes other than entertainment is nothing new. There are war games, educational games, throne games. But a new class of games has sprung up in recent years, … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

My Life as a Refugee – Have you got what it takes to survive? UNHCR Game for iPhone/iPad & Android

Every minute eight people are forced to flee war, persecution or terror. If conflict threatened your family, what would you do? Built for iOS and Android, ‘MY LIFE AS A … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Why Aren’t We Downloading Health Apps?

by Nextgov, mashable.com Mobile health applications may be the next wonder of the world, but relatively few Americans are using them. …While 88% of Americans have a cell phone, only … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mobile technology as a driver of innovation, entrepreneurship and social change across the developing world

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Ken Banks created FrontlineSMS, free open-source software that enables people in the developing world without Internet or TV access to monitor elections, get rural health care, … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Survive125 Online Game Simulates Living In Extreme Poverty

Your name is Divya Patel. You are a 26-year-old woman living in India with your four children. You are a bricklayer and you make $1.25 a day. In order to … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

15 Serious Games Aiming to Change the World| The Committed Sardine

Using games for purposes other than entertainment is nothing new. There are war games, educational games, throne games. But a new class of games has sprung up in recent years, … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Back on Track | Archive | Podcasts

‘Beyond School Books’ is a wide-ranging and provocative series of radio programmes on education in countries affected by conflict and natural disasters. Each segment explores the role of education in … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Census using mobile phones aims to improve the lives of refugees in the Dominican Republic

UNHCR, for the first time, is using mobile phones to record information about refugees and asylum-seekers, saving valuable time and resources. See on http://www.unhcr.org

June 8, 2012 · 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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