Author: Jimmy Young

Best Human Services App Idea 2018

husITa is proud to announce our 2018 competition for the award of Best Human Services App Idea. This award is designed to encourage and support the development of innovative ideas for effective human service applications. Our Best App Award is an annual event: in one year the award will be for the best human services app; the next for the…

Social work education twitter chat

To help social work students and educators learn about Twitter and develop the skills to participate in a live chat, Jimmy Young of the California State University San Marcos and Laurel Hitchcock of University of Alabama at Birmingham have designed an assignment for social work students that involves joining a live Twitter chat with other social work students, educators and practitioners…

New media literacies and participatory culture

In this guest blog post, Jimmy Young describes the paper he presented at #husITa14.  The paper was selected for inclusion in the special husITa14 issue of the Journal of Technology in Human Services.   Social media and digital technologies have revolutionized the way people interact and share information.  These same technologies are transforming education in dramatic ways and many scholars have proposed ideas…