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Web 2.0 and Social Media  in Medical Education
Peter J. MurrayCEO, International Medical Informatics Association                    (IMIA)     Disclaimer: views expresse...
Content, curriculum, access, interaction  thoughts towards developing IMIAs strategic role in health and biomedical       ...
Original 1999 – updated 2010           Methods of Information in MedicineFree download http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME5119
Content √Curriculum √  Access ?Interaction ?
Are we educators - or educational            technologists?               - or both?         - which should we be        o...
Web 2.0 / Social Media in      Education    should be as content             and   as delivery mechanism
“Today’s students – represent the first generations to...have spent their entire lives surrounded by and usingcomputers, v...
Web 2.0 / Social Media in        Educationas delivery mechanism in education          some progress
Do you use this in your teaching?
Blogsdevelop writing skillsreflective writing, practicesharing ideas with others
Podcasts, etc.content deliveryanytime, anywhere consumptionfor things that bear repetition
RSSshare/collect content sourcesfilter content – manage the informationoverloadkeep up-to-date
Microblogging (Twitter)Presentation sharing/collaborationSocial bookmarkingCollaborative writing/editing
Web 2.0 / Social Media in      Education:how much progress in including     as course content?
Learning (Styles) 2.0:Digital, Social, and Always On“We now accept the fact that learning        is a lifelong process   o...
23 years old; final year medical student         Debrecan, Hungary            main interests:    personalised genetics/gen...
Social media is changing how medicine is     practiced and healthcare is delivered. Patients, doctors, communication or ev...
thecourse.webicina.com
The need for research  … do we have evidence for the value of social media in     education?  … with the rapid evolution o...
Possible research areas  … how do we develop/adapt existing research methodsto explore social media healthcare application...
@medicine20www.medicine20congress.com
www.slideshare.net/drpeter     @peterjmurraypeterjmurray@gmail.com
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Web 2.0 and Social Media in Medical Education

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Presentation at the MEI2012 conference (Medical Education Informatics), April 06-07, 2012 - Thessaloniki, Greece

Web 2.0 and Social Media in Medical Education

  1. 1. Web 2.0 and Social Media in Medical Education
  2. 2. Peter J. MurrayCEO, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Disclaimer: views expressed are personal and should not be interpreted as an official IMIA view on any issue Member: IMIA Education, Social Media, Open Source WGs
  3. 3. Content, curriculum, access, interaction thoughts towards developing IMIAs strategic role in health and biomedical informatics education IMIA Education WG meeting and InfoLAC2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina – October 2008
  4. 4. Original 1999 – updated 2010 Methods of Information in MedicineFree download http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME5119
  5. 5. Content √Curriculum √ Access ?Interaction ?
  6. 6. Are we educators - or educational technologists? - or both? - which should we be or should we focus on?- which can/should social media address?
  7. 7. Web 2.0 / Social Media in Education should be as content and as delivery mechanism
  8. 8. “Today’s students – represent the first generations to...have spent their entire lives surrounded by and usingcomputers, videogames, digital music players, videocams, cell phones ....Today’s average college grads have spent less than5,000 hours of their lives reading, but over 10,000 hoursplaying video games... games, email, the Internet, cellphones and instant messaging are integral parts of theirlives.”Marc Prensky “Digital Natives/Digital Immigrants” (2001) http://www.marcprensky.com/
  9. 9. Web 2.0 / Social Media in Educationas delivery mechanism in education some progress
  10. 10. Do you use this in your teaching?
  11. 11. Blogsdevelop writing skillsreflective writing, practicesharing ideas with others
  12. 12. Podcasts, etc.content deliveryanytime, anywhere consumptionfor things that bear repetition
  13. 13. RSSshare/collect content sourcesfilter content – manage the informationoverloadkeep up-to-date
  14. 14. Microblogging (Twitter)Presentation sharing/collaborationSocial bookmarkingCollaborative writing/editing
  15. 15. Web 2.0 / Social Media in Education:how much progress in including as course content?
  16. 16. Learning (Styles) 2.0:Digital, Social, and Always On“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” Peter Drucker
  17. 17. 23 years old; final year medical student Debrecan, Hungary main interests: personalised genetics/genomics social media in health/medicine (2008)
  18. 18. Social media is changing how medicine is practiced and healthcare is delivered. Patients, doctors, communication or even timemanagement, everything is changing, except one thing: medical education. We need a revolution! (Mesko, 2012 – scienceroll.com)
  19. 19. thecourse.webicina.com
  20. 20. The need for research … do we have evidence for the value of social media in education? … with the rapid evolution of technology, what are the best research methods? … what effects do social media have relative to health?
  21. 21. Possible research areas … how do we develop/adapt existing research methodsto explore social media healthcare applications foracademic research? … researching collaboration tools and virtualorganisations for researchers … exploring the implications (e.g. in human factorsengineering, or open source software) of the intersection ofhealth and informatics with social media
  22. 22. @medicine20www.medicine20congress.com
  23. 23. www.slideshare.net/drpeter @peterjmurraypeterjmurray@gmail.com

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