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

Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway | e-Agriculture [VIDEO]

Reblogged from Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway | e-Agriculture Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway Submitted by Andrea_Jimenez on Thu, 11/07/2013 – 10:03 […] … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

What A Mobile Phone Means When You Are Homeless

Here are some quotes taken from a great article by Kat Ascharya (Mobileidea) that was published at  The article shows the importance that mobile phones have for homeless: […] His … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Children in Cyberspace: Opportunities, Risks and Safety – Cyberpsychlogy special issue 2013

Cyberpsychology – a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace – has published a special issue entitled “Children in Cyberspace: Opportunities, Risks and Safety” recently. You may want … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Are Mobile Phones Changing Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Flowtown – Social Media Marketing Application

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

How mobile phones promote gender equality and empower women in Africa and Asia

Ronda Zelezny-Green, PhD student exploring links between gender, learning and mobiles in the ICT4D collective at Royal Holloway, University of London, posted in theguadian’s Global Development Professionals Network about how … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Pace at which Mobile Phones Spread Globally – Maximizing Mobile 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Information & Communications Technologies – Maximizing Mobile 2012 Infographic.

January 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Implicating mobile phones in violence against women: What’s gender got to do with it? |

This paper gives an analysis of women and men’s differential access and use of the mobile phone and how through it gender stereotypes are reinforced. During a four year study … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

SMS for disease control in developing countries: a systematic review of mobile health applications.

Abstract Mobile phones provide a low cost method of addressing certain health system needs in developing countries. We examined SMS-supported interventions for prevention, surveillance, management and treatment compliance of communicable … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation [Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract BACKGROUND: Innovative effective smoking cessation interventions are required to appeal to those who are not accessing traditional cessation services. Mobile phones are widely used and are now well integrated … Continue reading

December 2, 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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