Digital Technology and
 Information Literacy for
 Emerging Health Practitioners
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Enhancing links through the web: Using wikis, blogs and podcasts to enhance digital literacy for application in the health sector

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Hamilton, A. (2007). Enhancing links through the web: Using wikis, blogs and podcasts to enhance digital literacy for application in the health sector. Poster presentation at 7th National Allied Health Conference, Hobart, Tas., Australia.

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  1. 1. Digital Technology and Information Literacy for Emerging Health Practitioners ANITA HAMILTON, DEAKIN UNIVERSITy, AUSTRALIA Health care professionals require advanced information and technology literacy to be effective practitioners in the digital world 3 Digital Role of Higher Technology Education in Higher Development of ICT knowledge and skill at University facilitates: 3 Education 1, 2 > Engagement in lifelong learning > Computer/Email/Web in the online environment > Library data-bases > Participation in online professional forums for critical > WebCT/ discussion reflection and professional development > Text/SMS > Use of ICT as a therapeutic tool > MP3/Podcasting Universities have a crucial role in enhancing learning through the use of innovative technologies 2 Emerging Technologies 2, 4 > Video-conferencing > e-portfolios > Social software • Wiki’s • Blogs/Vlogs • Student podcasting References ICT in practice 3, 6 > Mobile phone for SMS, images & web access 1 Hollis, V., & Madill, H. (2006). Online learning: the potential for occupational ICT connects practitioners with therapy education. Occupational Therapy International, 13(2), 61-78. each other to discuss: > RSS feeds 2 Kennedy, G., Krause, K., Judd, T., Churchward, A., & Gray, K. (2006). First year students experiences with technology: Are they really digital natives? Melbourne, > research, ethics, training, clinical > Instant messaging Victoria: Centre for Higher Education, Melbourne University. practice issues 3 Sheppard, L., Mackintosh, S., & Sheppard, L. (1998). Technology in Education: > strategic planning, health What is Appropriate for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 6(4), 189-193. promotion, budgeting, marketing and communication 4 Kirkpatrick, D. (2005). Why There’s no Escaping the Blog. Fortune Magazine. money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2005/01/10/8230982/ index.htm - 49k – accessed 8 Dec 2006. ICT connects practitioners Social Software 5 O’Reilly, T. (2005). What Is Web 2.0 Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of software. http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/ with clients through: > therapeutic games (e.g.: Wii) news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html?page=1 accessed 20 Nov 2006. Social software facilitates > virtual therapies social networking in the online 6 Chew-Graham, C., Alexander, H., & Rogers, A. (2005). The exceptional potential of the Internet? Perceptions about the management of another > self-help and peer support environment and enables set of communications: a qualitative study. Primary Health Care Research & users to become contributors Development, 6(4), 311-319. services to digital knowledge. Social 7 Candy, P. C. (2000). Preventing ‘information overdose’: Developing information > cyber-counselling software harnesses a collective literate practitioners. The Journal of Continuing Education for the Health intelligence 5 Professions, 20(4), 228-237. > knowledge transmission The difference is Deakin University.

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