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Social Media in Medical Education | AAIM2010


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Slides from Social Media workshop for medical educators at Academic Internal Medicine Week 2010. Presenters represent 3 different universities and different roles in medical education. Please contact us for further information and re-use or for guest speaking engagements. We do birthday parties.

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Social Media in Medical Education | AAIM2010

  1. 1. IncorporatingSocial Media into Medical Education<br />Katherine Chretien, GWU, Medicine Clerkship Director<br />Vineet Arora, Chicago, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency<br />Carrie Saarinen, UMass, Instructional Technologist, Department of Medicine<br />Ben Ferguson, Chicago, Medical Student<br />
  2. 2. PRESENTERS<br />
  3. 3. Agenda & Workstations<br />What is social media?<br />How can social media be used in medical education?<br />Breakout groups @workstations<br />Q&A<br />Wrap up & Closing<br />
  4. 4. What is social media?<br />Social media is digital content that can be easily shared with other people via the internet using free web-based tools. Generally, viewers of this content are welcome to use and redistribute this content freely. <br />The social media frenzy began with the emergence of the ‘read-write web’<br /><ul><li>no special ‘coding’ or ‘language’ skills needed to publish content online
  5. 5. web applications that can be used to create social networks </li></ul>The frenzy continues to grow, due in part to a narrowing of the digital divide<br /><ul><li>more people have access to computers and the internet
  6. 6. more users in the 2-12 age group and 55+ age group </li></ul>Pew Internet reports<br />
  7. 7. Does Social Media Fit in Medical Education?<br /><ul><li>Yes. Social media may have a place in medical education. And biomedical research. And clinical systems and patient care.
  8. 8. ‘Social’ = people. Our med students are people. Our lab techs are people. Our patients are people. Our campus community is made up of people. Our off-campus community is made up of people.
  9. 9. ‘Media’ = information. We create and use media. Photos, video, audio, documents, websites. Tutorials, maps, reviews. Web links, news feeds, activity calendars. </li></li></ul><li>Hands-on Workshop<br />
  10. 10. Blogs<br />
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  20. 20. Disclaimer/Privacy statements<br />All opinions expressed…are those of respective authors and not of their employers<br />Not substitute for medical advice<br />No profit from any material on this website<br />References to patients have been changed to protect patient privacy<br />Disrespectful comments deleted<br />
  21. 21. Twitter Terminology<br /><ul><li>Tweet – message that is 140 characters or less
  22. 22. Retweets or “RT” – repeating the message
  23. 23. @ Reply – a message to specific tweeter that is public
  24. 24. Direct message or “DM” – a message to a specific tweeter that is private</li></li></ul><li>Twitter<br />Fastest growing social media site<br />Microblog messages that are 140 characters or less to ‘followers’<br />
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  27. 27. Real time conversation<br />
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  30. 30. 40% of tweets are “pointless babble”<br />
  31. 31. Breaking through the Babble<br />Select followers carefully<br />Create or follow Twitter list<br />Save a hashtag search “#meded” <br />Use Twitter program to aggregate tweets<br />
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  34. 34. GOOD TWEET<br />BAD TWEET<br />Caution: Whatever happens on Twitter stays on Twitter <br />
  35. 35. Wikis<br />
  36. 36. What is a wiki?<br />Awiki is a web site that includes web pages containing content. Wiki pages are created using a collaborative software program then published to the web. In other words, a wiki is a web-publishing tool.<br />Wiki software is designed for collaborative web site creation. A wiki is a website that includes the collaboration of work from many different authors. <br />Software developer Ward Cunningham used the name ‘wiki’, a Hawaiian term for ‘quick’ or ‘fast’.<br />This file is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.<br />
  37. 37. Basic wiki features<br />Functions<br />Types of content<br />Create new page<br />Edit content on a page<br />Delete a page<br />View recent activity<br />View revision history<br />Comment on a page<br />Manage access to content<br />Limit access to editing tools<br />Text<br />Images – photos or graphics<br />Video<br />Charts, tables, graphs<br />Lists<br />Links to other websites<br />Attachments<br />
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  42. 42. Managing Wiki<br />Content<br />NOTE: Revision History is a standard wiki function. All wiki software includes the option to review changes, edits and new page creation. Administrators have the ability to revert, edit or delete any content.<br />
  43. 43. Site level history<br />Page level history<br />
  44. 44. PBWorks’ Settings<br />Managing Wiki<br />Access<br />Manage Site on Google Sites<br />Who must have access? What level of access?<br />Is the site public, or does the site require a login to view any page or content?<br />
  45. 45. Academic applications for a Wiki<br />Course website<br />Description and ‘need to know’ info<br />Resources for learning<br />Assignment delivery<br />Due dates, timelines, task lists<br />Interactive surveys, forms, calendars<br />File storage<br />Project website<br />Description and ‘need to know’ info<br />Resources for research<br />Project team profiles, roles, and responsibilities<br />Due dates, timelines, task lists<br />Collaborative writing<br />File storage<br />
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  47. 47. Use a wiki for collaborative writing<br />Instead of circulating documents to a group of people via email, create wiki pages that can be edited and published easily allowing everyone on your team to see the most up to date information!<br />Stop searching for that email with an important attachment, unsure if it is even relevant anymore. Find the latest info on your team wiki! KNOW when it was last updated and by whom.<br />
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  51. 51. Podcasting<br />
  52. 52. The Infinite Dial. Arbitron/Edison Media Research. Jan 2009.<br />
  53. 53. iPOD + broadCAST<br />Series of downloadable audio or video episodes hosted on the internet<br />Subscriptions using RSS feed (e.g. using iTunes)<br />Time- and place-shifted media consumption<br />Simple, quick, and very inexpensive to produce<br />A podcast is a digital audio or video file that is:<br /><ul><li>episodic
  54. 54. downloadable
  55. 55. program-driven, mainly with a host and/or theme
  56. 56. convenient, usually via an automated feed with computer software</li></li></ul><li>Examples of podcasting in medicine and science<br />
  57. 57. Examples of podcasting in medicine and science<br />
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  59. 59. Examples of podcasting in education<br />
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  67. 67. ResourcesWorkshop wiki<br />Twitter & Blogs<br />Podcasts & Wikis<br />Twitter<br />Top Twitter Myths<br />Tweetdeck – a mega-Twitter program Twitterberry – Twitter for blackberry Twitterific – especially helpful on iPhone <br />Blogger<br />WordPress<br />Typepad<br />Kathy’s Blog<br />Vinny’s Blog<br />Apple Garage Band –audio recording software for Mac users<br />Audacity - audio recording software (free!) for PC and Mac users<br />iTunes – Apple podcast store – buy or find free podcasts to download and listen to<br />Ben’s Pritzker Podcast<br />Google Sites<br />PBWorks<br />Workshop wiki:<br />