information and communications technology

Podcast from the Connected Practice Symposium, "Human services in the network society, changes, challenges & opportunities", Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow, 14th/15th September 2009. Talk by Jackie Rafferty, Director of Centre for Human Service Technology, University of Southampton.

Talk from Connected Practice Symposium, "Human services in the network society : changes, challenges & opportunities", Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow, 14th/15th September 2009. Talk by Walter LaMendola, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver.

Report of a study which set out to discover how children and young people use new technologies. It concludes that the use of digital technology has been completely normalised by children and young people and is fully integrated into their daily lives.

Handbook offering guidance to grassroots practitioners on the process of designing a project or product which uses technology-enhanced learning to encourage and promote social justice.

Paper assessing the effectiveness of the teachers continuing professional development resource, Teachers' TV, in the context of how teachers learn and the barriers to teachers' learning.

Document setting out Scotland's eHealth strategy which involves utilising the power of information technology and electronic information to help ensure that patients receive the right care from the right clinicians at the right time in order to achieve the right outcomes.

Report highlighting the migration of traditional bullying of children into cyberspace and new forms of bullying made possible by digital technology. It categorises cyberbullying as a child protection issue and suggests a set of practical policy reforms to more effectively tackle cases of damaging but non-criminal acts of cyberbullying.

Collection of papers focusing on the theme of renewing and refocusing understanding of innovation. It explores the notion that everyday interactions between people and public services are a potential source of new ideas and that public services should be developed through participation and co-production.

Following the public consultation on a Common Assessment Framework for Adults (CAF) the Department of Health is launching a further phase of Demonstrator Sites to address the issues raised during the consultation, and broaden the coverage of the Demonstrator Site Programme (DSP) to provide further evidence to support the development of CAF.

In this second phase the program was widen with different IT systems currently in use, whether provided commercially or in- house, and to include regional areas of England currently not represented in Phase 1.