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  • 1. Twitter for Medical Education – What is it and Why Should I Care? Julie K. Hewett International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)
  • 2. What is Twitter?
    • Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets .
    • Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers . Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access.
    • Source: Wikipedia (August 2009)
  • 3. What is Twitter
    • Short & Sweet –
    • Twitter is:
    • An information sharing application that serves as a conduit for connecting people.
  • 4. Twitter Basics First Step: Go to Twitter.com And create an account
  • 5. Twitter Basics Second Step: Customize your Account
  • 6. Twitter Basics Once you have an account, you will need to “follow” people in order to receive “Tweets” Others need to “follow” you to see your “Tweets”
  • 7. Twitter Basics
    • Ways to find people to follow:
  • 8. Twitter Basics Click to Follow Subscribe to RSS Feed Send a Direct Message
  • 9. Twitter Basics
    • Send a Tweet
  • 10. Twitter Basics
    • Receive
    • a
    • Response
  • 11. Twitter Basics
    • Hashtags
    • Wikipedia Definition (August 2009):
    • In online computer systems terminology, a tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file).
    • This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching.
    • Tags are chosen informally and personally by the item's creator or by its viewer, depending on the system.
  • 12. Twitter Basics
    • Short & Sweet
    • #Hashtag:
    • Method to add a reference label to a conversation for future searches
        • e.g., #IAMSE10 – IAMSE 2010 Conference
        • e.g., #MedEd – Medical Education
  • 13. Twitter in Medical Education
    • Who is using Twitter in MedEd?
      • Medical Schools
      • Hospitals
      • Health Organizations
      • Medical Libraries
      • Medical Journals
      • Faculty Members
      • Students
  • 14. Twitter in Medical Education
    • Examples of Medical Schools using Twitter
    • Duke - @dukemedicine
    • Yale - @yalemedicine
    • UMDNJ @umdnj_rwms
    • University of Missouri SOM - @mumedicine
    • Ohio State Medical Center - @osumc
    • University of Michigan – @UMHealthSystems
    • University of Texas – Houston - @UTMedSchool
    • Dalhousie Medical School - @DalMedSchool
    • Leiden University Medical Center - @LUMC_Leiden
  • 15. Twitter in Medical Education
    • Top 5 Hospitals
    • Mayo Clinic – 6,639
    • @MayoClinic
    • Aurora St Luke’s – 4,869
    • @Aurora_Health
    • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – 3,595
    • @StJude
    • Children’s National Medical Center – 3,141
    • @ChildrensHealth
    • Scripps Memorial Hospital – 3,119
    • @ScrippsHealth
    Followers as of August 23, 2009
  • 16. Twitter in Medical Education
    • Examples of Health Organizations Using Twitter
    • World Health Organization – @WHONews
    • National Institute of Health - @nih_gov
    • Center for Disease Control - @CDCEmergency
    • @CDCFlu @CDC_eHealth
  • 17. Twitter in Medical Education
    • Examples of Medical Libraries Using Twitter
    • Florida Int’l Univ Medical Library - @fiumedlib
    • Yale Medical Library - @ymedlib
    • Commonweath Medical Library - @tcmclibrary
    • VAMC Medical Library - @vamcmedlib
    • Chiang Mai Thailand University Library - @cmumedlib
  • 18. Twitter in Medical Education
    • Examples of Medical Journals using Twitter
    • JAMA - @JAMA_current
    • British Medical Journal - @bmj_latest
    • Student BMJ - @StudentBMJ
    • American Journal of Nursing - @AmJNurs
    • PubMed - @ncbi_pubmed
    • Complete Listing - http://laikaspoetnik.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/medical-journals-on-twitter/
  • 19. Twitter in Medical Education
    • Let’s not forget -
      • Faculty Members & Students!
  • 20. Twitter in Medical Education
    • How can Twitter be used?
      • Announcements
      • Helping Students to Study
      • Gathering Resources
      • Sharing Resources
      • Promoting Activities
      • Sharing Employment Opportunities
      • Networking
  • 21. Twitter in Medical Education Example of Tweets
  • 22. Twitter in Medical Education
    • By Medical Schools
  • 23. Twitter in Medical Education Helping Students Study
  • 24. Twitter in Medical Education
    • Gathering Resources
  • 25. Twitter in Medical Education Sharing of Resources
  • 26. Twitter in Medical Education Sharing of Resources
  • 27. Twitter in Medical Education To Promote Activities
  • 28. Twitter in Medical Education Promoting Activities
  • 29. Twitter in Medical Education Sharing Employment Opportunities
  • 30. Twitter in Medical Education
    • Additional Reading:
    • Pharma Twitterama: Exploring the Use of Twitter in Pharma and Healthcare – Shwen Gwee
    • 140 Health Care Uses for Twitter – Phil Baumann
  • 31. Twitter in the Classroom
    • Ways in which Twitter can be used in the classroom
    • Direct Tweets between Faculty/Students
    • Connect with Fellow Students
    • Collaborate on Project
    • Make Announcements
    • Take a Poll (Twitpol.com)
    • Share Resources
    • Follow Mentors
    • Promote an Event
    • Sharing Pictures (Twitpic.com)
    • Brainstorming
    • Virtual Attendee at Events
    • Source: 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom
  • 32. Twitter Tools Tools to Make it Easier!
  • 33. Twitter Tools TweetDeck Tool that allows you to sort your followers into groups. Application can be synched to iPhone
  • 34. Twitter Tools Seesmic Desktop Tool that allows you to sort your followers into groups & to monitor multiple accounts at the same time.
  • 35. Twitter Tools
  • 36. Twitter – Final Thoughts
    • Why Should I Care?
    • Your students are tweeting
    • Your institution is tweeting
    • Your colleagues are tweeting
    • What are they saying? What are they sharing?
  • 37. Twitter – Final Thoughts
    • Is Twitter a waste of time?
      • It depends on how you use it and who you follow !
  • 38. Twitter – Final Thoughts
    • Think about how you want to use Twitter before you begin to follow people
    • Tweet with value
    • Use tools such as Tweetdeck or Seesmic to make it easier
    • Use #Hashtags when appropriate
    • Ask questions / solicit feedback
    • Don’t feel obligated to follow back
  • 39. @iamse @jkhewett Contact: [email_address]