The potential and challenges of Web 2.0 in the education of healthcare professionals [4 Cr3 1530 Ward]

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The potential and challenges of Web 2.0 in the education of healthcare professionals [4 Cr3 1530 Ward]

  1. 1. Ward, R. The potential and challenges of Web 2.0 in the education of healthcare professionals <ul><li>This slideshow, presented at Medicine 2.0’08 , Sept 4/5 th , 2008, in Toronto, was uploaded on behalf of the presenter by the Medicine 2.0 team </li></ul><ul><li>Do not miss the next Medicine 2.0 congress on 17/18th Sept 2009 ( www.medicine20congress.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Order Audio Recordings (mp3) of Medicine 2.0’08 presentations at http://www.medicine20congress.com/mp3.php </li></ul>
  2. 2. The potential and challenges of Web 2.0 in the education of healthcare professionals. Rod Ward [email_address] http://www.rodspace.co.uk
  3. 3. My biases <ul><li>Published web pages since 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Major wiki, blog & social network user </li></ul><ul><li>In favour of open access </li></ul><ul><li>Constrained by institutional & legal barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive knowledge of UK systems, but little elsewhere </li></ul>
  4. 4. Theoretical models <ul><li>Instructivist </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivist </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivist </li></ul>
  5. 5. Architecture of participation <ul><li>Potential </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasising the pre-eminence of content creation over content consumption 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Mind tools to stimulate reflection and actively involve learners in their own construction of knowledge 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on content consumption over content creation </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of knowledge -the received wisdom </li></ul>References 1. Boulos, M.N. and Wheeler, S. 2007 The emerging Web 2.0 social software: an enabling suite of sociable technologies in health and health care education. Health Information and Libraries Journal 24 2-23 2. McLean, R., Richards, B.H. & Wardman, J.I. 2007 The effect of Web 2.0 on the future of medical practice and education: Darwikinian evolution or folksonomic revolution? eMJA  The Medical Journal of Australia. 187 (3): 174-177 available from: http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/187_03_060807/mcl10181_fm.html
  6. 6. Control <ul><li>Potential </li></ul><ul><li>Moving control to students </li></ul><ul><li>Shared knowledge creation </li></ul><ul><li>Creative commons licencing </li></ul><ul><li>Using media familiar to students </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions want (?need) to keep control </li></ul><ul><li>Levels of moderation/quality control </li></ul><ul><li>Need for audit trails (plagiarism) </li></ul><ul><li>Existing copyright, IPR & business models (eg of academic journals) </li></ul><ul><li>Separation of social & educational uses </li></ul>
  7. 7. Technologies <ul><li>Potential </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative/collaborative incl. mashups </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Remote hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>platform/OS independent (maybe) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Students ahead of the staff </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity of multiple environments/Staff familiarity/Student familiarity </li></ul><ul><li>Network & security issues </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusions – so far <ul><li>The potential of Web 2.0 in education for healthcare professionals is massive </li></ul><ul><li>The challenges of Web 2.0 in education for healthcare professionals are massive </li></ul><ul><li>Some students will use these applications – whether institutions like it or not </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions need to be aware of changes </li></ul><ul><li>More research is needed into whether the potential outweighs the challenges </li></ul>
  9. 9. The potential and challenges of Web 2.0 in the education of healthcare professionals. Rod Ward [email_address] http://www.rodspace.co.uk

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