Plan P: New approaches to prevention with older people, is an Iriss project which addresses the issue of social isolation and loneliness amongst older people. Each quarter the advisory group records a group discussion about a related aspect of prevention. This is the fifth discussion - 'Is technology an enabler or barrier in preventing social isolation and loneliness for older people'.
New technologies and child protection. On 1st March 2013, IRISS.FM attended the 'New technologies and child protection' conference which was held at the Scottish Police College in Tulliallan. It was hosted by WithScotland in partnership with the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre and Youth Justice National Development Team. The event explored the challenges of, and solutions to, protecting children, given the emergence of social media and other technologies.
Alex Wilson, will cover how BT puts learning at the heart of its business and uses this to develop its talent and leadership capability. Alex will explain the philosophy of learning in BT, how it is systematically integrated to the business objectives and tracked and measured against business drivers. He will talk about BT using technology to accelerate learning and as an enabler for business transformation.
Learning Technology Team, Scottish Institute of Excellence in Social Work Education. How can blogs, wikis, podcasting and other web 2.0 methods be harnessed to support learning for practice? This workshop will enable participants to learn more about the "Web 2.0" phenomenon, demonstrate some emerging educational applications, and consider the pros and cons of applying these methods in the context of learning for the social service workforce.