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

Digital Communication with Clients: Do We or Don’t We? | Bridging the Digital Divide in Social Work Practice

This is part of a post by Ellen Belluomini about the use of digital communication (e.g. email, phone, texting) in social work. Ellen Belluomini is a leader, educator, and therapist … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Check These 20 Tips To Improve Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following infographic by with 20 tips for your facebook page aims at business but should be handy for nonprofits too. Thanks at my dear colleague Elizabeth Torres-Russel for … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Use of Mobile Devices in Social Work/Pedagogy based on Bloom’s Taxonomy – The Padagogy Wheel [Video]

In Europe there is an overlap between Social Work and Social Pedagogy. For example in Germany there is no strict distinction between these both professions. Positions are often offered for … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Virtual Boundaries: Ethical Considerations for Use of Social Media in Social Work

Virtual Boundaries: Ethical Considerations for Use of Social Media in Social Work (Commentary) Ericka Kimball, PhD, MSW, is assistant professor, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454, JaeRan Kim, … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social media as a tool for career development for social workers

Deona Hooper, founder of the network, shared her thoughts on „Social Work and Social Media: Tools for Networking and E-Advocacy“ on the blog, She emphasizes that social workers … Continue reading

March 26, 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

Should homeless people have free mobile phones? San Francisco says “Yes!”

via PUC set to OK free phones for homeless – SFGate. Kevin Fagan, SFGate, titles “PUC set to OK free phones for homeless” and reports about a new program to give … Continue reading

March 3, 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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