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Social Media Discourse for students in the Health Sciences Faculty in 2012

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  • Discussion through presentation
  • Familiar sight? Students ahead of many educators
  • Policies still catching up
  • Reliability Windows for searching
  • Primary Health Care
  • New issues arising as technology progresses
  • Policies to guide us are now emerging
  • Where are we? Interactive stand-up exercise re frequency of Facebook – use of Facebook & Twitter
  • Who will choose to invite me to e a friend?
  • Text Photos How appropriate are they in terms of your professionalism What does your personal profile say about you?
  • Personal vs Professional Colleagues Patients Insight into our lives Privacy settings
  • Dynamic out of seats – in a line With explanations Re pictures, you can untag yourself
  • Dynamic out of seats – in a line With explanations Re pictures, you can untag yourself
  • Self-regulation
  • Tweet
  • We take ownership of what we do and say – there’s an open digital space for each individual unlike before
  • Importance of self-awareness
  • What went well? What suggestions do you have for improvement? Any special comment that you would like to share

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  • Digital Professionalism: Social Media Discourse in the Health Sciences Faculty in 2012 Veronica Mitchell & Nicole Southgate Education Development Unit Health Sciences Faculty University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Respect ? Illustration by Stacey Stent for Dick Ngambi, UCT
  • Our online world Photo by SJCockell (CC BY)
  • Social mediaEvolvingRapid growth Photo by SJCockell (CC BY)
  • Resources:in our networked society Websites Google Social media Blogs LinkedIn Icons by (Free License
  • Online identityProf Steve Reid, UCT ?Community participationprojects in KZN Icon by (Free License Agreement)
  • in theHealth SciencesSocial networksare helpful&may be harmful
  • in the Health SciencesEnhancing professionalism& / orUndermining professionalism
  • Guidelines on social practicesbalance & boundaries needed openness vs constraint
  • Guidelines United Kingdom New Zealand & Australia
  • Guidelines Public space Permanence of posts Trackable details Representing the university & profession Policies in development• Should Healthcare Organizations Use Social Media: A Global Update
  • Social MediaWhere are we ? Digital Learning Futures presentation on SlideShare, Slide 5 (CC BY-NC-ND)
  • Connecting with others by communication channels having a voiceas Health Science students in public spaces
  • Knowledge Empathy Reflection    Olckers, L., Gibbs, T, & Duncan, M. (2007) Developing health science students into integrated professionals: A practical tool for learning. BMC Medical Education 7:45. [Online]. (CC BY) Available:
  • Join Facebook orAssess your own FB with neighbour BY SA
  • FacebookFriend or Foe ? User Unlike Comment Share 43 minutes ago The registrar missed the pneumothorax today – what a fool!! Inappropriate Unprofessional Doctor image from Microsoft ClipArt (MS service agreement) Icon by (Free License Agreement)
  • Profile photo Who will chooseto invite Veronica to be a friend on Facebook?
  • Profile photo Who will chooseto invite Nicole to be a friend on Facebook?
  • RelationshipsBetween colleaguesPatients Boundaries Future employment – personal profile
  • Personal learning environment in the Health Sciences Self-regulation as a Health Professional Image: David Castillo Dominici / 3d Man With Multiple Arrow Paths (standard-free license)
  • What are your tweets saying about you? twitter-logo By Aron1971 (CC BY-SA) Bottom Icon by (Free License Agreement)
  • Join Twitter Choose Twitter handle Follow @EDU_FHSTrending Topic #HSFyr1 Icon by (Free License Agreement)
  • BenefitsSharing experiencesOpenness & transparencyExpanding horizons of knowledge & experiencesIncreased potential learning resourcesPromoting personal agencyUp to date informationBuilding a Community of Practice
  • Caution / ProtectionSharing experiencesPersonal containment – find other sourcesUndermining others – e.g. defamatory statementsConfidentiality re patients / facilitiesInformed consent e.g.
  • Prote ctionOnline ethical awareness Do no harm Yourself Patients Colleagues Facilities
  • SummarySocial Media By Rupert Ganzer (CC BY-ND)  EvolvingOpen spaceAffording opportunities through connectivityCaution re consequencesEthical concern is paramount
  • Who am I online ? Discussion Digital Professionalism: Social Media Discourse in the Health Sciences Faculty by Veronica Mitchell and Nicole Southgateis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 South Africa License. Images used in this presentation still retain their previous license agreements.
  • How are we doing as your facilitators in this social media conversation ? Evaluation please ? Images from Microsoft ClipArt (used under MS service agreement)