Collaborative Web Tools to Empower IPE at #IMEC14!


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Slides to a half-day hands-on workshop (11/3) facilitated during the IMEC 2014 conference (11-13 March 2014). Conference Theme: Optimising Inter-Professional Education (IPE) for Healthcare.

During the workshop, participants explored various web tools to encourage IPE communication and collaboration with a focus on Google+ tools to empower collaborative learning environments, Facebook to create closed Groups, and use Twitter and Twitter #Hashtags to connect interest groups to share and discuss.

The best thing about this workshop, is that all the collaborative web tools introduced during the hands-on activities can be applied immediately without worrying about the cost factor (as they are mostly free).

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Collaborative Web Tools to Empower IPE at #IMEC14!

  1. 1. Collaborative Web Tools to Empower IPE Zaid Alsagoff & Hasnain Baloch 9th INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE (IMEC-2014) Optimising Inter Professional Education (IPE) for Healthcare 11-13 March 2014
  2. 2. AGENDA Collaborative Web Tools to Empower IPE
  3. 3. We Need To Rethink How WE… COLLABORATE
  4. 4. Today’s Menu? 1 IPE 3 Facebook 4 Twitter 2 WEB TOOLS 5 Google+ 6 Other Tools 7 Moving Forward?
  5. 5. IPE
  6. 6. What is Inter-Professional Education (IPE)? “Inter-Professional education (IPE) refers to occasions when students from two or more professions in health and social care learn together during all or part of their professional training with the object of cultivating collaborative practice for providing client- or patient-centered healthcare.”
  7. 7. Web Tools
  8. 8. Web Tools Can Empower Us to… Web Tools = Social Media / Web 2.0 / Online / Cloud-based
  9. 9. Web Tools for Research? COLLABORATE 1 2 Research Discover KNOWLEDGE 4 Publish Adapted from (page 15): PeerReview 3
  10. 10. Good Starting Point? Presentation:
  11. 11. Web Tools for Collaborative Practice? Cartoon:
  12. 12. CHALLENGES?
  13. 13. Technical Challenges      Tools overload Firewall blocking Accessibility Usability Ease-of-use
  14. 14. Sharing Challenges  Information overload  Content ownership  Confidentiality  Quality  Authority  Work-life balance
  15. 15. Facebook
  16. 16. Image Source:
  17. 17. Use Facebook Groups or Pages to Connect, Network and Collaborate with other researchers… Groups Closed Groups Courses Projects  Ideas Alumni Pages Open Communities Promotion & Branding Products Celebrities Self-Promotion +1.23 Billion Users
  18. 18. Facebook Groups  Facebook Groups ( are online spaces where people can INTERACT, SHARE and COLLABORATE with others.  You DON’T NEED TO BE FRIENDS with someone to interact with them in Facebook Groups.  Use Facebook Groups to empower ON-DEMAND and MOBILE LEARNING opportunities.  Can be CLOSED (to your group only) or open to public. Adapted from: LIC:
  19. 19. So, Why Use Facebook Pages? More FREEDOM to customize DESIGN
  20. 20. Differences Between Pages & Groups Feature Pages Groups No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Can create Docs (Wikis) No Yes Group Chat No Yes Yes No Yes No Make it private (open to members/fans only) Allows distinct URLs Indexed by search engines like Google Admin can access visitor statistics (Insights) Can be cross-promoted on other fan pages Ability to create events and invitations Add Apps (e.g. Twitter or blog feeds) Fans/Members can leave comments and “likes” Can send out bulk emails to your members’ in boxes Information posted on your wall will appear on your fans’ walls The administrator’s personal information isn’t listed Adapted from:
  21. 21. More?
  23. 23. TWITTER
  24. 24. Image Source:
  25. 25. Use Twitter to Network & Interact with Educators, Professionals & Researchers around the world… Easy way to discover the LATEST RESEACH & TRENDS you care about. A free Web 2.0 social networking service that allows users to send and receive short messages (140 characters or less) known as TWEETS. +200 Million Users
  26. 26. Doctors using Twitter? @CesarLaraMD @holisticmd @Leslie_Seppinni @drval @joannadolgoffmd @drmikesevilla @StepAheadnj @DrKimMD @FredHowardMD @DrJAshton @DrStevesBanjo @tomheston @DrEvaSelhub @KevinMD Dr. Kevin Pho @hjluks @GarthFisherMD
  27. 27. Twitter Basics Article:
  28. 28. Follow/Create Twitter #Hashtags! Connect all the work/course/research/knowledge domain related tweets from people into LEARNING STREAMS... REMEMBER Create a Unique, Short & Simple #HASHTAG! Examples: #MedEd – Medical Education #edchat - Education ##edutech - Educational Technology #web20chat - Web 2.0 #DistEd – Distance education and e-learning #innochat – Innovation in education #Lrnchat – Learning issues for educators #ellchat – English Language Learners
  29. 29. TweetBeam to Display #Hashtags…
  30. 30. COLLABORATIVE CHALLENGE 2: Mission: Tweet TWITTER taken from this workshop a picture HASHTAG using the #IMEC14 Twitter hashtag. #IMEC14
  31. 31. More?
  32. 32. GOOGLE+
  33. 33. Image Source:
  34. 34. Use Google+ Tools to Interact & Collaborate! Circles Profile Photos Hangouts Communities      Use Circles to follow experts. View/Join/Organize Hangouts for online (video) discussions. Join/Create Communities (of practice). Use Google Docs to collaborate on preparing a document/spreadsheet/etc. Use Google Sites to collaborate on developing a website (Wiki). Source (as of 7/5/2013): +540 Million Users
  36. 36. OTHER TOOLS
  37. 37. Virtual Classrooms Empower People to… Connect, present, share, interact and collaborate from anywhere on any computer device at any time.
  38. 38. Classroom Engagement Tools Empower… You to engage your students via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
  39. 39. Social Curation/Bookmarking Tools… To Pull, Discover, Filter, Organize & Share!
  40. 40. Social Citations/Referencing Tools... To Collect, Organize, Cite, and Share your Research Sources! RefWorks: Mendeley: End Note: Citeulike: Zotero:
  41. 41. Use Wiki Tools to Collaborate? Engagement Content Development Participation A website or document developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content.
  42. 42. Wiki Development Tools?
  43. 43. Image source:
  44. 44. Reflect, Discuss & Share Using a… BLOG
  45. 45. Blogging is a Lifelong… e-Portfolio
  46. 46. Blogging Tools?
  47. 47. Examples The University of British Columbia: Oxford Science blog:
  48. 48. Video Sharing Sites MEDtube: Vimeo: TEDEd: Teacher Tube: YouTube Education: YouTube: iTunes U:
  49. 49. Presentation Sharing Sites SlideShare: Prezi: Brainshark: SlideRocket: Haiku Deck: Slideboom:
  50. 50. File Sharing Sites Dropbox Teambox iCloud Google Drive Box Slide 120:
  51. 51. Collect Data & Insights Using… Google Forms: Qualtrics: Polldaddy: Survey Monkey:
  52. 52. ResearchGate “ResearchGate was built for scientists, by scientists, with the idea that science can do more when it's driven by COLLABORATION.”
  53. 53. Methodspace “Methodspace is a multidimensional online network for the community of researchers, from students to professors, engaged in research methods.”
  54. 54. Nature Network “Nature Network is the professional networking website for scientists around the world. It’s an online meeting place where you and your colleagues can gather, share and discuss ideas, and keep in touch.”
  55. 55. MedPedia …Sharing and advancing knowledge about health, medicine and the body among medical professionals and the general public. This model is founded on providing a free online technology platform that is collaborative, interdisciplinary and transparent.
  56. 56. “ is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research.”
  57. 57. colwiz (collective wisdom) manages the entire research lifecycle. From an initial idea, through the complex collaboration process, to publication of the results. And all within a single integrated environment.
  58. 58. DebateGraph DebateGraph is an online collaborative tool for visualizing discussions/issues/arguments and sharing networks of thought with a mind mapping flow.
  59. 59. Need a More Professional Network? Explore Research Groups in… +225 Million Users
  60. 60. Visualize your Professional Network! An interactive visual representation of your professional universe, based on the relationships between your connections. Introduction video:
  61. 61. Oops! Let’s Stop Here for Now! Information Overload!
  63. 63. 7 Steps to IPE Success 1. Identify a Patient-Care System Build the collaboration around this focus (Diabetic care, ICU, etc.). 2. Identify the Common Web Tools to Use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, WizIQ, Etc. 3. Learn & Share! Be a/an:  Learner – Willing to learn from others  Educator – Willing to teach  Practitioner – Able to help patients
  64. 64. 7 Steps to IPE Success (Cont.) 4. Role Clarification Your Capabilities, Expertise, Unit Culture/ethics etc. 5. Collaborative Goals Establish goals/effective plan for the patient by working together, which include sharing: • Decision making • Problem solving • Conflict resolution 6. Assessment & Evaluation Of the learning students, related activities carried out, etc. 7. Reflection Reflect on your care, your roles, your competencies, etc.
  65. 65. Hasnain Zafar Baloch Senior Instructional Designer E-mail : Blog : Twitter: IMU : DID : +603-2731 7676 Ext. : 3125
  66. 66. Zaid Ali Alsagoff E-Learning Manager E-mail : Blog : Twitter: IMU : DID : +603-2731 7327 Ext. : 3115
  67. 67. Explore Web Tools Further?
  68. 68. Finally, You Might Want To… Have a ZaidLearn!
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