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

Why You Should Listen To Podcasts In Social Work Education

As I am a fan of podcasts it’s good to see Dr. Jonathan Singer, founder of The Social Work Podcast, being interviewed on Learning by Podcasts. For THE NEW SOCIAL … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why mobile health app overload drives us crazy, and how to restore the sanity

Abstract Background Smartphones and tablet computers have become an integral part of our lives. One of their key features is the possibility of installing third-party apps. These apps can be … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Privacy In The Age Of The Smartphone – Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Facts Sheets

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), a California nonprofit corporation working on consumer information and consumer advocacy related to how technology affects personal privacy, offers several services to empower consumers to protect … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

What are the 3 most important tips to protect your privacy online? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Polina Polishchuk, editor at NextAdvisor, posted a clear and convincing infographic with Tips to Protect Your Identity Online. According to NextAdvisor identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

We Are Now a Society of Multi-taskers and Multi-screeners | Social Media Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Brian Solis, We are a nation of multi-taskers. As you read this, you’re either doing something else, or this is the “something else” you’re doing while your work on … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Forced marriage phone app launched to help youngsters – BBC News

A new smartphone app to help young people who may be at risk of being forced into marriage has been launched by a London charity. It has been designed by … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to hand a smartphone to a child? Sign a contract! … and what the young recipient thinks about it

Sam Laird5, It’s a classic parenting dilemma of the digital age: You want your kid to have that shiny new smartphone, but don’t want that to lead to an … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Late-Night Gadget Use Damages Your Sleep Cycle [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Bob Al-Greene, … 95% of people say they regularly browse the web, text or watch TV in the hour before bed. But all that facetime with a phone, tablet, … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Free smartphone app to support smokers working to become smoke-free – Apps

NCI QuitPal is a free smartphone app to support smokers working to become smoke-free. This interactive app is developed using proven quit strategies and tools to help change behavior and … 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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