Social Mobile Media for Health Workers. Education and Empowerment in disadvantaged areas
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Presentation with U. Gröhbiel. Research Fair: Results and Innovations from Transnational Research Partnerships (presentation) Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Swiss Agency for Development and ...

Presentation with U. Gröhbiel. Research Fair: Results and Innovations from Transnational Research Partnerships (presentation) Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, 5 June 2013, Berne

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Social Mobile Media for Health Workers. Education and Empowerment in disadvantaged areas Social Mobile Media for Health Workers. Education and Empowerment in disadvantaged areas Presentation Transcript

  • Education and Empowerment in disadvantaged areasSocial Mobile Media for Health WorkersChristoph Pimmer and Urs Gröhbiel, FHNW, BaselResearch Fair KFPE/DEZA, June 5th 2013
  • Research Fair KFPE/DEZA 2The challengeHealth workers such as midwives and nurses ... lack access to training and up-to-date knowledge suffer from professional isolation struggle with poor working conditions and remunerationImage: HIFA Report 2010June 6th 2013
  • Research Fair KFPE/DEZA 3The Potential of mobile phonesThe incredible spread six billion mobile phones increasing use of social network sites even in rural and disadvantaged areasin LDCHigh expectations of UN-Organizations such as WHO, the World Bank and ITU to use mobile phones to address MDG4, 5, and 6 i.e., child health, maternal health, andthe prevention of HIV/AIDSJune 6th 2013
  • Research Fair KFPE/DEZA 4Research approachRQ: Can social mobile media serve as aeffective educational tools for healthworkers? Two research projects in Nepal andSouth Africa Field visits, interviews & questionnaires Content analysis of social network sites Interventions using Facebook as aneducational tool in advanced midwiferyJune 6th 2013
  • Research Fair KFPE/DEZA 5Findings: We have shown that ...Health workers flexibly use mobile phonefunctions, i.e.SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp, calls etc. aseffective educational tools to facilitate… learning and clinical problem solving participating in/across professionalcommunitiesFacebook community: «MedicalProfession» (34’529 members)June 6th 2013
  • Research Fair KFPE/DEZA 6Contribution to UN-policy developmentinitiatives: World Summit on the Information Society, Geneva UN-GETHealth Summit, New York UN-Economic and Social Council, New YorkPolicy suggestions (excerpt):A systematic use of social mobile media should… support clinical problem solving & inquiry learning consider social media principles and, … the, informal, bottom-up use of phones be integrated into health & education systemsJune 6th 2013
  • Research Fair KFPE/DEZAPlease contact usfor discussion and questions!7June 6th 2013
  • Research Fair KFPE/DEZA 8Related publications Pimmer, C., Linxen, S., & Gröhbiel, U. (2012). Facebook as a learning tool? A case study onthe appropriation of social network sites along with mobile phones in developing countries.British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(5), 726-738 Brysiewicz, P., Pimmer, C., Gröhbiel, U., Walters, F., Linxen, S., & Chipps, J. (2013). Theneglected grass root adoption of mobile phones as learning tools in resource-limited settings.A study from advanced midwifery education in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Paperpresented at the South African Association of Health Educationalists, Durban, South Africa. Pimmer, C., Linxen, S., Gröhbiel, U., Jha, A., & Burg, G. (2012). Mobile learning in resource-constrained environments. A case study of medical education.DOI:10.3109/0142159X.2012.733454. Medical Teacher. Linxen, S., & Pimmer, C. (2011). The transformational role of social mobile media oneducation and learning in developing countries. Paper presented at the InternationalRoundtable on Social mobile networking for informal learning, London.June 6th 2013
  • Research Fair KFPE/DEZA 9ContactUrs Gröhbiel Project lead Research & developmentE urs.groehbiel@fhnw.chT +41 61 279 18 54www.fhnw.ch/wirtschaft/learning.labChristoph Pimmer Research lead Research designE christoph.pimmer@fhnw.chT +41 61 279 18 49www.fhnw.ch/wirtschaft/learning.labJune 6th 2013