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Powerpoint presentation given by collaborators Angela Hook, Sarah Bodell, Merrolee Penman, Will Wade, Natan Berry at the 2008 College of Occupational Therapists Conference.

Powerpoint presentation given by collaborators Angela Hook, Sarah Bodell, Merrolee Penman, Will Wade, Natan Berry at the 2008 College of Occupational Therapists Conference.



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Cot 2008 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Sarah Bodell Merrolee Penman Angela Hook Will Wade Natan Berry Is social networking/websites bringing occupational therapists together?
  • 2.
      • Web 2.0 tools enable building of networks which provide a natural framework for participation, collaboration and sharing amongst a community of users
      • (O’Reilly, 2005).
    Web 2.0/Social networking
  • 3. What tools?
  • 4. Web 2.0 “ created, shared, remixed, repurposed and passed along” (Downes, 2005, para. 1) What did the tools enable us to do?
  • 5.
      • A blog is a website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order.
      • Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called “blogging”.
      • Individual articles on a blog are called “posts” or “entries”.
      • A person who posts these entries is called a “blogger”.
    What is a blog?
  • 6.
      • Salford Occupational Therapy Educators
      • Meta OT
      • Occupational Therapy Education Issues
      • Occupational Therapy - a blog about OT
    Take a look
  • 7.
      • I’m talking about the communities we currently have, when we’re scattered around the country, unable to communicate face-to-face, but still connected, still intellectually intimate, because we’ll still regularly be engaged with each other’s thoughts.
      • Scott Eric Kaufman
    Why Blog?
  • 8.
      • HPC regulations for re-registration
      • Standard 2
      • A registrant must identify that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice.
    Blogging and CPD www.hpc-uk.org
  • 9. Blogging and CPD
      • CPD via reflection
        • Opportunity to reflect and get feedback
        • Read other’s reflections and comment on them
        • By writing in a public arena you develop honed skills
      • CPD via peer discussion
      • National and international debate
      • Accessible
      • Timely
  • 10. Blogging and CPD
      • CPD via extending knowledge
        • Following links to articles/podcasts etc
        • Introduction of new concepts
        • Introduction of new way of approaching something
      • CPD via networking
      • Joint research opportunities
      • Sharing experiences
  • 11.
      • HPC regulations for re-registration
      • Standard 5
      • A registrant must present a written profile containing evidence of their CPD upon request.
    Blogging and CPD www.hpc-uk.org
  • 12. Getting your hands dirty!
    • Lets start simple!
    • Blogging
    • Commenting
  • 13.
      • OT’s are experts at communication right?
      • Conversations need people!
      • The web can be used as a reflective tool but itself provides tools to help do many more things.
      • If you don’t feel you have anything to contribute at first then standback but please comment! If something is written you disagree with SAY IT! The web gives you this voice!
    Why should you get involved?
  • 14. Discussion http://del.icio.us/tag/web2-talk-cot-conf Sarah Bodell [email_address] frederickroad.blogspot.com Merrolee Penman [email_address] oteducation.wordpress.com Angela Hook [email_address] frederickroad.blogspot.com Will Wade [email_address] metaot.com Natan Berry [email_address] bloggingot.wordpress.com