A message from the Best App Award winners

In this short video the winners of the Best Human Services App 2017 explain how they worked together to create their winning app,  the wide impact it has had and their plans for future development. Child development Apps 1-3 were developed by Learning Pool in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and the content was authored and updated by Ulster University and…

Harnessing social media for social work research and scholarship

The blog post was written by Laurel Hitchcock (University of Alabama, Birmingham) and Melanie Sage (University at Buffalo). In it we describe our visit with the College of Social Work at the Ohio State University in August 2017, where we talked about how social work faculty can harness technology for their social work scholarship.  We also interviewed two of our OSU Social Work…

husITa celebrates its thirtieth anniversary

Thirty years ago – in Birmingham, England – the first husITa international conference was co-chaired by Walter LaMendola (University of Denver) and Stuart Toole (Birmingham Polytechnic). Over three days, from the 8th till the 10th of September 1987, several hundred delegates from 17 countries participated in over 100 human service technology presentations.

husITa18 in Dublin: Important reminder re abstracts

Neil Ballantyne (husITa Chair) and Ann Lavan (husITa Secretary) are working with the local SWSD2018 organising committee in Dublin, chaired by John Brennan and Ali Murphy of the official organisers MCI. #husITa18 is topic 14 of the SWSD conference: Ensuring the sustainable and ethical use of technology in human services Neil and Ann urge colleagues to  respond to the call for…

Technology and aging

This blog post by Ann Wilder (husITa board member, and Assistant Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University School of Social Work) describes one of Ann’s research interests: technology and older people. Most everyone knows that we are living in a world that is rapidly aging. Sociologists refer to this as the grey or silver tsunami, beginning in 2011 in the…

Winners of the Best Human Services App Award 2017

husITa is delighted to announce the winners of the Best Human Services App Award 2017. The award recognizes outstanding software applications that support husITa’s mission to promote the ethical and effective use of information technology to better serve humanity. Submissions were judged by a panel of three (two husITa Board Members and one app developer) using a set of seven criteria…