Digital literacies in medical educationPresentation Transcript
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Digital literacies in medical education
Want to add to the conversation?
Add #DLMedEd with your tweets.
• Become familiar with digital literacies and
recognize their importance in medical
• Develop an awareness of digital tools and
their use in medical education.
• Why this workshop topic?
• What is digital literacy?
• 21st century pedagogy
• Social media
• Digital tools & their use in education & clinical
• Where to get help
WHY THIS TOPIC?
WHY THIS TOPIC?
• Calls for reform of medical education call for
the need of curriculum to become
competency-based and more student-centred
• Students are already using technology in their
everyday life and for learning
• Hospitals are already using technology,
including social media for patient education
• The rise of e-patients
CHEC, the Canadian Health Education Commons,
has identified a need for national learning
outcomes and competencies for e-health that
can clarify the scope & form of e-health teaching
and learning required for 21st century Canadian
New generation of physicians
• They are technophile (born into technology
and internet-based world)
• They’re fast (multi-tasking)
• They already use technology (facebook,
• They are mobile (different locations +
• They are the future
Did you know?
• 85% of doctors use a smartphone
• 66% of doctors use online video sources to
update & expand skills
• 62% of US doctors are using iPads for
*Taking the Pulse U.S. 2013
Did you know?
• More than half the world’s population now
uses mobile phones (used in disaster
“The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media exists to improve health globally by accelerating
effective application of social media tools throughout Mayo Clinic and spurring broader and
deeper engagement in social media by hospitals, medical professionals and patients.”
Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Philosophy:
• “Mayo Clinic believes individuals have the right and responsibility to advocate for their own
health, and that it is our responsibility to help them use social media tools to get the best
information, connect with providers and with each other, and inspire healthy choices. We
intend to lead the health care community in applying these revolutionary tools to spread
knowledge and encourage collaboration among providers, improving health care quality
Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Philosophy:
“Mayo Clinic believes individuals have the right
and responsibility to advocate for their own
health, and that it is our responsibility to help
them use social media tools to get the best
information, connect with providers and with
each other, and inspire healthy choices. We
intend to lead the health care community in
applying these revolutionary tools to spread
knowledge and encourage collaboration
among providers, improving health care
The rise of the e-patient
Greenhalgh, Trisha, et al. "Adoption, non-adoption, and
abandonment of a personal electronic health record: case study of
HealthSpace." BMJ: British Medical Journal 341 (2010).
Please get into groups of 4 or so and discuss:
• Discuss how your students have changed since
you were a student.
• What is your biggest challenge in teaching
medical students today?
Be prepared to share with the class.
Digital literacy definitions
From http://www.jelit.org/65/01/JeLit_Paper_31.pdf, Project
DigEuLit, 2005: “The development of a European Framework for
“Digital Literacy is the awareness, attitude and
ability of individuals to appropriately use digital
tools and facilities to identify, access, manage,
integrate, evaluate, analyse and synthesize digital
resources, construct new knowledge, create media
expressions, and communicate with others, in the
context of specific life situations, in order to enable
constructive social action; and to reflect upon this
Stergioulas (2006) defined digital literacy as:
“... the awareness, attitude and ability of individuals to appropriately use
digital tools and facilities to identify, access, manage, integrate, evaluate,
analyse and synthesize digital resources, construct new knowledge, create
media expressions, and communicate with others, in the context of
specific life situations, in order to enable constructive social action; and to
reflect upon this process.” p.4
Digital literacy definition 2
The Pedagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution
3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://tinyurl.com/bloomsblog.
Please get into groups of 4 or so with people other than those you
worked with in the previous activity and discuss:
• Select a few digital technologies that you use in your clinical work
and talk about how you’ve incorporated them into your practice
and into your teaching
• What do you do with students that could be done better with the
use of social media or a tech tool?
• In your specialty, do you see signs of the health care system
evolving in terms of technologies? How?
Prepare to share your great ideas with the class!
1. How do social media sites like Facebook and
LinkedIn affect the patient-physician
relationship? Should I friend my patients?
2. Search for you name on your mobile device and
see what you find.
Be prepared to share what you’ve discussed in your
groups with the rest of us.
“A set of web-based & mobile technologies that
allow people to monitor, create, share or
manipulate text, audio, photos, video, with
Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Residency
Prerequisites to Mayo’s Social Media Residency:
• Required Modules
• 1. Create your account in the Social Media Health Network and complete these online courses:
• BUS 101 – Introduction to Social Media and Content Strategy (30 minutes)
• BUS 110 – Basics of Social Media ROI (30 minutes)
• BUS 121 – Mayo Clinic ROI Case Studies (30 minutes)
• BUS 130 – Introduction to LinkedIn (30 minutes)
• GSM 104 – Personal Branding in Social Media (20 minutes)
• GSM 105: Overview of Social Media Tools (30 minutes)
• GSM 106 – Creating Your Google Account for YouTube and Google+ (10 minutes)
• GSM 110: Mayo Clinic’s Social Media History (30 minutes)
• GSM 125 – Introduction to Enterprise Social Networking (25 minutes)
• GSM 130 – Introduction to Google+ (30 minutes)
• EPL 101: Medical Professionalism and Social Media (20 minutes)
• EPL 120: Managing the Legal Risks of Social Media (40 minutes)
• BL 101: Getting Started with Blogging (30 minutes)
• TW 100 – Preparing to Create Your Twitter Account (10 minutes)
• TW 101: Getting Started with Twitter (20 minutes)
• TW 105: Twitter Terms (15 minutes)
• TW 110 – How to Effectively Participate in a Twitter Chat (30 minutes)
• TW 115 -- Twitter Measurement via TweetReach Report (15 minutes)
• FB 105: Managing Facebook Privacy (30 minutes)
• VID 120 – Video Shooting Basics* (20 minutes)
• 2. Watch #SocialAtMayo – Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Guidelines (10 minutes)
We estimate that it will take you approximately 8 hours to complete the prerequisites.
Help - CMA’s rules of engagement
• Understand the technology and your
• Be transparent
• Respect others
• Focus on areas of expertise
• E.g. add a YouTube video to the syllabus
• Remember to start with learning outcomes
first, then work backwards
• Social Media Course by Dr. Bertalan Mesko @
Rebecca Raworth, MLIS
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