To mark thirty years of the Journal of Technology in Human Services we decided to organise a husITa pioneers project. Over the coming weeks and months we will post short audio or video tracks interviewing key people who have, for many years, championed the cause of technology in human services.
The husITa award for the best human services app goes to Caravan Studios (a division of TechSoup Global) for their app Range developed by Marnie Webb. Range is a free app for US youth under 18. Range uses geolocation to identify times and places for free meals when school is out during Summer. It seems shocking that any developed country would need such a service but they do. Congratulations to Marnie and to Caravan Studios for their innovative work in fighting child hunger.
Congratulations also to our runners up ucForward by Ferret Information Systems, and SafeNight also by Caravan Studios. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry for your interest, and for your fantastic work in continuing to develop innovative and exciting human service applications.
Klaus Bredl and Julia Hünniger from the Institute for Media and Educational Technologies, Augsburg University, Germany offer their thanks to husITa for recognition of the special issue of the Journal of Technology in Human Services on Methods for Analyzing Social Media.
The program for the #husITa14 subtheme of the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development is now available. Each #husITa14 paper has a web page where a powerpoint and audio recording will be accessible after the conference. These pages can also be used to comment and discuss the relevant paper. Please use the hashtag #husITa14 to discuss the program on…
Nominations are sought for an individual or organization to receive the husITa Best App Award of $1000. An app is any use of computer or mobile device software to address a human service problem or a personal challenge that requires information technology. Self-nominations are accepted and the nomination process ends on April 20, 2014 (now extended till April 30, 2014). husITa…
Congratulations to Dr. Dale Fitch, Professor of Social Work at the University of Missouri and Secretary of the husITa Board, for his recent SAGE/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education. You can find out more about Dale’s award winning innovation in this SAGE interview.