Human Service Technology Applications (husITa)
The last husITa international conference on human service technology applications was hosted within the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD 2016). It was held in Seoul, Korea from June 27th to 30th, 2016.
Find below the Conference LearningWheel from that event where you can review the conference programme and access abstracts, powerpoints and some video of the sessions. commissioned by Neil Ballantyne (@NeilBallantyne), captained by Amanda Taylor (@amltaylor66)
Dr Denise Turner (@DeniseT01) a lecturer in Social Work @SussexUni. She is Interested in child death; loss; humanity in professional practice; digital networking; creativity & the psychosocial. Denise spoke suggested using Twitter to Develop skills, knowledge + confidence w/ #ASYEngage in the Communication mode of engagement on the #MRCSoME Conference LearningWheel.
Read more about Denise’s research here
What is #ASYEngage?
#ASYEngage: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of social work encounters with social media
The research will address the opportunities and challenges social media brings to the social work profession by documenting the experiences of newly qualified social workers in their first year, also known as ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment).
The social workers involved in the study will keep reflective journals or blogs throughout the year, documenting any significant social media related experiences – their own direct encounters through social media use, or issues arising indirectly from their work with service users and other professionals.
These newly-qualified social workers all hold different perspectives on social networking. Whilst some maintain active online engagement, others prefer to avoid social media completely. The study will acknowledge and incorporate these different attitudes and potentially related consequences to practice.
- 21st October 2015
Dr Jo Warner, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent and author of the recent book, ‘The Emotional Politics of Child Protection’.
- 24th February 2016
Nicola McGeown, Principal Social Worker for Children and Families in East Sussex
- 9th May 2016
Amanda Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire
“Everybody’s changing and I don’t feel the same” (Keane, 2004): Researching Digital Socialisation in Social Work Education
Read blog post by Dr Denise Turner in The Guardian’s ‘Social Care Network’: Social workers cannot ignore the role of social media in the profession …
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Please share your experiences with @LearningWheel #LearningWheel.
This Conference LearningWheel was commissioned (and Captained) by Sarah Knight and Anthony Beal from Jisc. Thank you to all those who contributed ‘spokes’ to the wheel – you have all been cited on the final wheel (see above).
On 2nd June, the University of Lincoln hosted the 4th annual meet up of the network, with 175 participants from over 47 institutions representing higher and further education, of which 63 were students. From the initial meeting in 2013 hosted by Simon Walker and Mark Kerrigan, at the University of Greenwich, with 15 change agents, to 70 participants at the University of Winchester in 2014, 120 in Birmingham in 2015 and now 175 for our 4th annual meet up, it shows the impact student partnerships in having on driving change with technology and enhancing learning and teaching in HE and FE and Skills. Read more
East Sussex: digital trailblazers in the making
Commissioned by @NicolaMcGeown – Principal Social Worker
We were delighted to have the ebullient Amanda Taylor @amltaylor66 as our keynote speaker, a social work academic who is leading the way in digital social work education and practice. The energy that Amanda brought enthused and inspired delegates and by the end of the day social workers were tweeting, writing Padlets and contributing to this digital practice LearningWheel. The LearningWheel is an initiative first developed by educational technologist Deborah Millar @DebMillar24 as a means of engaging teachers with digital technologies for contemporary practice. As a result of Amanda and Deborah connecting their mutual interests and sharing ideas they have now developed the original LearningWheel concept into what they term the ‘ConferenceWheel’ and as you can see, use this evolved framework to connect and collate conference spaces… read more
#SWDigital16 feedback via STORIFY…
Inspired by a suggestion ‘spoke’ from a previous LearningWheel, here’s how @amltaylor66 used Padlet to gather and collate the #SWDigital16 delegates thoughts prior to (and during) the conference… ‘Share your thoughts on use of technology in social work education and practice’. Add your comments.