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

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

“Want To Help Stop Youth Cyberbullying? Let Your Kids Raid More.” – Mike Langlois, GamerTherapist

This is a part of a post by Mike Langlois published on Gamer Therapist, May 23, 2013 Want To Help Stop Youth Cyberbullying? Let Your Kids Raid More. The above title is … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apps and Games for Social Workers and Therapists

Mike Langlois blogs about online technologies, video games and psychotherapy. Recently he published a list of “Twenty-Three Apps for the 21st Century Therapist” naming some of the usual suspects like Flipboard, … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Use Your Child’s Physical Activity To Power Games, Earn TV Privileges – The iBitz PowerKey and Unity activity trackers [VIDEO]

ibitz PowerKey allows kids to unlock games through their physical activity. Kids take care of a virtual GeoBotz character through their own personal choices of eating right, drinking plenty of … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Serious training game – The Centre for Child Protection – University of Kent [VIDEO]

The serious game concept offers a safe new medium to explore and reflect upon child protection assessment. It offers professionals, at all stages of their careers, a unique way to … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

Can a Video Game Tackle Alcoholism Without Being Preachy?

by Chelsea Stark, Video games are meant to be an escape. Become the hero or blow up your enemies. Games don’t often tackle real-world issues because that hasn’t been … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

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
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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