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Web 2.0 & social networking for supporting practice



This slide show discusses how web 2.0 and social networking can be used to support people in the workplace, which in turn may help to improve recruitment & retention.

This slide show discusses how web 2.0 and social networking can be used to support people in the workplace, which in turn may help to improve recruitment & retention.



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  • The potential of computer-mediated social networking for supporting practice Sarah Stewart 2008 [email_address] http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com www.flickr.com/photos/79954324@N00/124188095 Are you networked?
  • Plan for today
    • Web 2.0 and social networking
    • Benefits
    • Barriers
    • Tools
    • Tips for adoption/implementation of social networking
  • The way we learn, teach, work, play and communicate is changing www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/440672445
    • “… gone are the days when the family turned to the “encyclopedia Britannica” for information. My family’s “bookcase” is the family computer - Google, itunes, online auctions, research, websites and blogs.”
    • Tania, midwife
  • What is web 2.0?
  • Web 2.0 is not a place or specific web site www.flickr.com/photos/20375052@N00/9500503
  • but rather a concept made up of principles: www.flickr.com/photos/41864721@N00/321582062
  • sharing, www.flickr.com/photos/70609370@N00/178050837
  • collective wisdom, www.flickr.com/photos/7915360@N03/2438437130
  • participation, www.flickr.com/photos/35114754@N00/486852199
  • openness, http://www.flickr.com/photos/92632631@N00/2974792003/in/set-72157608388381360/
  • freedom, www.flickr.com/photos/14353816@N04/2302931468
  • and social networking. http://xkcd.com/256/
  • Social networking connects people www.flickr.com/photos/36613169@N00/2737636716
  • especially those who are geographically and professionally isolated.
  • Provides access to up-to-date information for evidence-based practice www.flickr.com/photos/44181577@N00/229880631
  • Facilitates national and international communication, http://xkcd.com/490/
  • collaboration, www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137735924
  • professional development, www.flickr.com/photos/30864080@N00/491110688
  • and life-long learning. http://www.flickr.com/photos/66357777@N00/388020
  • Development of communities of practice and learning networks, www.flickr.com/photos/43078695@N00/298160422
  • support, www.flickr.com/photos/12692384@N00/201915678
  • and mentoring. www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/21530705
  • A number of challenges: www.flickr.com/photos/10533142@N00/327672740
  • computer/digital literacy skills,
  • access to computers and Internet, www.flickr.com/photos/29931767@N00/146865077
  • fears about privacy and confidentiality, http://www.sangrea.net/free-cartoons/privacy_email.jpg
  • institutional computing policies and filters, www.flickr.com/photos/53611153@N00/522032651
  • attitudes to social networking and computers www.flickr.com/photos/62301865@N00/225833750
  • attitudes about life-long learning, www.flickr.com/photos/14525887@N00/78400049
  • and concerns about quality of information. www.flickr.com/photos/7815338@N04/523101380
  • Five Top Tools www.flickr.com/photos/16851909@N00/93136022
  • Blog
  • Google Documents
  • Delicious www.flickr.com/photos/94507863@N00/2523524390
  • RSS Feeds
  • Skype
  • Five Top Tips www.flickr.com/photos/23341397@N00/1732302968
  • Give it a go, keep an open mind, don't be frightened www.flickr.com/photos/62722321@N00/113224424
  • Get a mentor for support and advice www.flickr.com/photos/23150942@N04/2431080393
  • Be prepared that it will take time to build your network www.flickr.com/photos/8820476@N04/2529999385
  • Don’t regard social networking as ‘play’ but legitimate work and learning www.flickr.com/photos/37603552@N00/1515832447
  • Web 2.0 and social networking is an effective way of supporting people in the workplace www.flickr.com/photos/74821452@N00/208439427
  • which may go some way to increasing job satisfaction, recruitment and retention. www.flickr.com/photos/52005963@N00/245744537
  • References
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    • Boulos, M. (2006). e-health and web 2.0/3-D Web: Looking to the future with sociable technologies and social software . Retrieved 1 November, 2008, from http://www.slideshare.net/sl.medic/ehealth-and-web-20the-3d-web-looking-to-the-future-with-sociable-technologies-and-social-software-121698
    • Clinical Cases and Images. (2008). 5 tips to stay up-to-date with medical literature . Retrieved 1 November, 2008, from http://casesblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/5-tips-to-stay-up-to-date-with-medical.html
    • Cooke, S. (2008). Elluminate case study . Retrieved 29 October, 2008, from http://www.elluminate.com/sales/casestudies/qld_aged_care.jsp
    • Reilly, T. (2005). What Is Web 2.0? Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software . Retrieved November 2, 2008, from http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html
    • Waters, S. (2008). Listen to the wisdom of your network . Retrieved 1 November, 2008, from
    • http://aquaculturepda.edublogs.org/2008/07/19/listen-to-the-wisdom-of-your-network