Physiopedia - An International Collaborative Project for the Physiotherapy Profession

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This was presented at WCPT Congress by Rachael Lowe in Amsterdam, June 2011

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  • Take a break and think about how people might work with students or collaborate with colleagues in Physiopedia.
  • July 2008 - Site development startedJan 2009 - Official launchFeb 2009 - First university project beginsApril 2009 - Regis University and Evidence in Motion grant open access rights to fellowship contentMay 2009 - Being used by 4 learning institutionsApril 2010 - First international collaborative student project beginsMay 2010 - First clinical interest group becomes involvedJune 2010 - Over 200 pages of content - 200-500 visitors per day - 30,000 visits per month
  • We could have a break here to do something. Get everyone to think about how they personally would like to use Physiopedia...
  • Take a break and think about how people might work with students or collaborate with colleagues in Physiopedia.
  • Physiopedia - An International Collaborative Project for the Physiotherapy Profession

    1. 1. Just imagine…<br />
    2. 2. … imagine world where we ALL have access to ALL physiotherapy knowledge…<br />
    3. 3. …imagine a place where we can ALLget together to collaborate…<br />
    4. 4. …imagine a place wherewe can ALL promote our profession,globally…<br />
    5. 5.
    6. 6. Physiopedia is a website that anyone can read and any physiotherapist can edit<br />
    7. 7. It aims to contain evidence based information on ALL physiotherapy related topics<br />
    8. 8. It aims to be THE resource for physiotherapy profession<br />
    9. 9. Physiopedia is a non-profit project that aims to improve global health by the dissemination of physiotherapy knowledge. <br />
    10. 10. Facts & Figures<br />
    11. 11. Launched 2 ½ years ago<br />
    12. 12. Over 500 Articles<br />
    13. 13. Over one million visits!!<br />189,370 people<br />
    14. 14. 13,164 Cities<br />
    15. 15. 184 countries<br />
    16. 16. From all continents<br />
    17. 17. Your contributionsto Physiopediawon’t go un-noticed!!<br />
    18. 18. Who is getting involved? <br />
    19. 19. Individual clinicians<br /> work autonomously <br /> CPD / CE<br />
    20. 20. Researchers <br /> contribute content<br /> publish and promote their work<br />
    21. 21. Educators<br />Lecture preparation<br /> On-line demonstration<br /> Making resources accessible <br />Student assignments<br />
    22. 22. Students<br /> Group assignments<br />Lecture preparation<br /> Publishing Research<br /> Adding Case studies<br />
    23. 23. Professional<br />Organisations<br /> Getting members involved<br />Create content<br />Promote patient care<br />
    24. 24. So how do people feel about contributing to Physiopedia?<br />
    25. 25. In a survey of students we gathered this feedback…<br />
    26. 26. agreed that using this <br />Site worked well <br />as a learning method <br />90%<br />
    27. 27. said that they now felt <br />confident to edit and <br />add to this resource<br />87.5%<br />
    28. 28. of the students would <br />recommend the project <br />to future students<br />85%<br />
    29. 29. said they learned about<br /> other disorders from <br />classmates presentations <br />95%<br />
    30. 30. “I really enjoyed working on this project. I feel that it allowed me a chance to do something that can be seen by many people to come.”<br />
    31. 31. “It was a great experience for learning how to contribute to our profession in a very accessible way.”<br />
    32. 32. “This project was an opportunity for us to become more familiar with web-based resources and more importantly contribute to them.”<br />
    33. 33. “..student response to the site is overwhelmingly positive. The students enjoy the opportunity to do projects that persist beyond the classroom and provide a benefit to physiotherapists around the world.” <br />
    34. 34. “The Physiopedia'Evidence Based Practice' project has clearly being recognized by the students as being the most interesting task in their e-portfolio.”<br />
    35. 35. There is no reason why ALL physiotherapists can’t have the same experiences as these students in Physiopedia.<br />
    36. 36. Wouldn’t it be great if....<br />
    37. 37. We would learn…<br />
    38. 38. … others would learn…<br />
    39. 39. ..and we would have ONE great resource for our profession.<br />
    40. 40. Have a look around....<br />
    41. 41. www.physio-pedia.com<br />

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