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These slides accompanied the workshop delivered on #FOAMed at the ASME annual scientific meeting in Edinburgh on 10 July 2013 by Natalie Lafferty, Annalisa Manca and Dr Rakesh Patel. …

These slides accompanied the workshop delivered on #FOAMed at the ASME annual scientific meeting in Edinburgh on 10 July 2013 by Natalie Lafferty, Annalisa Manca and Dr Rakesh Patel.
The workshop aimed to raise awareness and demonstrate how tools such as blogs and twitter can support free open access medical education (#FOAMed) an internationally emerging trend in medical education.

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  • It takes time to search, evaluate and select the right technology… if we need any! And it doesn’t have to be fancy…
  • Think of why we want to use technology… to support learning through participation – and participation is a strong component of mededThis is a typical scene of a medical education learning environment – our students and ourselves participate in several, different communities of learning, in which we share resources, repertoires, tools, practices…Participate in joint activities and discussion, information sharing, mutual interaction and shared learningBUT how do we embed technology in this environment? How do we use it to support learning through particwe must consider not only the “action” that embeds the experience, but also the whole environment where learning happens, which is dynamic and influenced by:Participantsrelationshipssocialpoliticseconomypowergendertransfer/negotiation of knowledgeboundaries between communities and ways to overcome themLearning in action
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    • 1. Using Free Open Access Medical Education #FOAMed Natalie Lafferty & Annalisa Manca – University of Dundee Rakesh Patel – University of Leicester ASME ASM 2013, Edinburgh – 10 July 2013
    • 2. Natalie Lafferty - @nlafferty Lecturer eLearning Annalisa Manca - @annalisamanca Educational Technologist & PhD student Dr Rakesh Patel - @rakeshpatel NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Medical Education/Specialist Registrar in Renal Medicine Welcome
    • 3. WORKSHOP OVERVIEW Raise awareness and demonstrate how tools such as blogs and twitter can support free open access medical education (#FOAMed) an internationally emerging trend in medical education.
    • 4. AIMS & OBJECTIVES • Understand how free social media tools such as blogs and twitter can be used to develop FOAMed resources to support learning. • Apply the use of social media to design learning content tailored to specific learning needs. • Highlight the versatility of the FOAMed approach across the continuum of medical education and in different learning contexts. • Understanding and evaluating the benefits of participating in FOAMed learning activities.
    • 5. Setting the scene
    • 6.
    • 7. Stanford give all medical students an iPad
    • 8. Virtual learning environments (VLE)
    • 9. The VLE - a walled garden
    • 10. Outside the garden wall is a ‘virtual’ medical school
    • 11. No longer restricted to libraries & formal learning
    • 12. You Tube
    • 13. Vimeo
    • 14. iTunes U
    • 15. Repositories • HEAL • Meded Portal • Xpert
    • 16. MOOCs Massive Open Online Courses
    • 17.
    • 18. Beyond the VLE is also a global learning network
    • 19. ACTIVITY
    • 20. Open learning and you How do you use open learning to support – your own learning – your teaching What did you last learn online – where did you find the information – were you signposted ?
    • 21. Open learning and you Think about where you learn and who with. – Are there physical & online spaces and connections. – What’s the constellation of your learning environment, locations, people, objects, tools, artefacts ?
    • 22. Social learning networks
    • 23. Free Open Access Meducation #FOAMed
    • 24. “Using Web 2.0 technologies leads to a new sense of communities of interest and networks and also a clear notion of boundaries in web space - for example personal space, group space and publishing space.” JISC 2009
    • 25.
    • 26. Global Medical Education Project
    • 27. BlogsReflection/Portfolio Reviews of research News & views Formative assessment Just-in-time learning Teaching – guide on the side Patient experiences Supporting communities Audience Engagement - Comments Blogs play a central role in delivering #FOAMEd
    • 28.
    • 29.
    • 30. “I simply blog as a way to keep track of the new developments in medicine that are relevant to my practice and patients. The blog is a digital notebook and an archive accessible from any place and device with an internet connection.” Dr Ves - Cases blog
    • 31.
    • 32. Supporting #FOAMed
    • 33. Curating Twitter conversations
    • 34. Follow conversations via #hashtags #fluscenario #twitfrg #gasclass #FOAMed #heamclass #ukmeded #meded
    • 35.
    • 36.
    • 37.
    • 38. #BlueJC
    • 39.
    • 40. #FOAMed Community
    • 41. Statistics from
    • 42. Conversations curated on
    • 43. Search for #hashtags on
    • 44. #FAOMed content curation –
    • 45. Social learning
    • 46. Does this #FOAMed approach raise any concerns? What problems might there be? What issues should you be aware of?
    • 47. Ethics, governance, confidentiality & professionalism
    • 48. Potential risks
    • 49. Be aware of local NHS/Hospital social media guidelines
    • 50. NHS social media policies highlight the potential risks of social media including: - breach of patient confidentiality - breach of copyright - cyberbullying - lapses in professionalism
    • 51. 09/ 09/ 2011 21:16Social media — University of Leicester Page 1 of 2http:/ / offices/ marketing/ marcomms/ communications/ social Social media Beforeengaging in social media on behalf of theUniversity please familiariseyourself with thesepages. Social media haschanged theway wecommunicate– both asan institution and asindividuals. It hasgiven theUniversity the opportunity to engagein ongoing conversationswith our students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, colleagues, fansand friends about what ismost important to them, extending thereach of our community. Social media presentsan opportunity but also a challengefor brand and reputation management. For thisreason, policiesand guidelinesexist outlining theruleswhen engaging in social media on behalf of theUniversity. Thesearein theprocessof being approved and will belaunched hereshortly. Thinking of launching a social media site? Pleasecontact ChrisRicein theCommunicationsTeam on or ext.2160 before you begin. Add your siteto therecord of all social media sitesrelated to theuniversity by emailing ChrisRicewith thesiteaddressand detailsof themaintainer(s). Wecan help identify best practiceand providehelp and tipsto get you started. Wewill ask you to add a member of theCommunicationsTeam asan admin member of your siteor providea copy of the account nameand password. Wemay also beableto provideuseful feedsof content from other University sites(e.g. news) or provideaccessto largeor specialist networksto help you communicateyour messages Beforediving into social media it’simportant to understand what needsto becommunicated to whom, and why. Oncethisis clear wewill bein a much better to establish if social media isan appropriatesolution. Wearehappy to work through thiswith you. To help, wehavecreated this. Completing thissocial media framework worksheet (PDF) with colleaguesis an ideal starting point for discussionswith theCommunicationsTeam about what you arehoping to achievethough social media and if indeed social media isthebest way to achieveyour objective. Governance Corporate Affairs and Planning University Home ! Offices and Services ! Corporate Affairs and Planning ! M arketing Communications Office ! Communications ! Social media University guidelines
    • 52. Guidelines from professional bodies
    • 53.
    • 54.
    • 55. Don’t lose focus … Don’t be dazzled by the technology
    • 56. Community of learning
    • 57. participation learning practice Community of learning
    • 58. Start with how you want to teach … Not with technology One size doesn’t fit all
    • 59. Develop a teaching & learning toolkit
    • 60. Personalisation - Use what’s best for you
    • 61. ACTIVITY
    • 62. Outlining role of Web 2.0 in learning & research
    • 63. Dip your toe in the water ... Explore and learn together
    • 64. Join the conversation
    • 65. Questions
    • 66. Natalie Lafferty Twitter - @nlafferty email – Annalisa Manca Twitter - @annalisamanca email – Dr Rakesh Patel Twitter - @rakeshpatel Email – Thank you Be in touch