information and communications technology

The web has revolutionised the way the world uses and shares information yet, despite the growing awareness of the value of social networking and social media, people working in the public sector frequently report that access to web-based services is blocked or that their web browser lacks the required functionality to interact with web-based media. This report builds on existing evidence to argue the case for breaking down the cultural and technology barriers that inhibit the use of social media for managing and sharing knowledge in the workplace.

Podcast of a talk by Dick Schoech, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington, given at the Connected Practice Symposium, "Human services in the network society : changes, challenges & opportunities", Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow, 14th/15th September 2009.

Document stressing the importance of lifelong learning as a means of helping individuals of all ages and, by extension, society as a whole grow and develop and recommending courses of action to make lifelong learning more accessible to all.

This resource looks at technology, communication, the application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and how it's changed the way we work and learn. This ICT portal is part of the Open2.net website which is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC.

Guide for agencies and information providers on how to build and make websites and other e-communication which are user-friendly and accessible for disabled people.

The authors, from Dorset Council, explain how they are trying to get the best out of the Integrated Children's System despite its limitations. The ICS was intended to enable a single consistent approach to case-based information gathering, case planning, case aggregation and case reviews. As such, the easily generated and clear reports would help social workers collect, organise, analyse and retrieve information.

A booklet presenting SCIE’s range of digital resources, which explains how these can benefit the social care workforce.

Report presenting the findings of a survey which explored how much young people enjoy writing, what type of writing they engage in, how good they think they are at writing and what they think about writing.

Paper addressing issues such as how science and technology can work for the poorest members of societies, the role technologies might play in the futures of people in developing countries and how poor people can become involved in mapping out their own technological futures.