The potential for information and communication technology (ICT) to support the delivery of social services, and the possible benefits afforded, have been acknowledged in numerous studies. The many obstacles to the adoption and integration of ICT into social services have also been documented. This paper provides a summary of those issues as the backdrop to the description of a study conducted to understand the adoption of a specific technology (OmMej) in the context of children’s social care in Sweden. This study looks at the perceived benefits provided through the use of OmMej, particularly in terms of the opportunity for children to have a voice in their care and the impact on this technology on social work practice. The study also identifies barriers to the successful deployment of the tool, and some lessons learned that can inform other implementation efforts. drawing to explore international student experience in Scotland. Historically rich pictures are difficult to interpret and are often used to gain a holistic understanding of a system of concern and thus are disregarded in terms of providing in-depth qualitative data. We will explore the use of inter-coder content analysis to gain a deep understanding of group thinking. In the context of this study, using content analysis, our findings revealed a detailed understanding of Scottish culture and traditions from the perspective of international students. We determine that visuals have a vast capacity to communicate, irrespective of possible language, culture and education barriers, and thus offer unique insight into a complex system of stakeholder understanding.
Russo, Nancy L.; Eriksson, Jeanette; Staaf, Annika; Tillberg-Mattson, Karin; and Hofvander, Björn, "Technology to Support Children's Social Care: Opportunities and Challenges" (2022). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2022. 14.