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
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
Original 1999 – updated 2010 Methods of Information in MedicineFree download http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME5119
Are we educators - or educational technologists? - or both? - which should we be or should we focus on?- which can/should social media address?
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, 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/
Web 2.0 / Social Media in Educationas delivery mechanism in education some progress
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 of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” Peter Drucker
23 years old; final year medical student Debrecan, Hungary main interests: personalised genetics/genomics social media in health/medicine (2008)
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)
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?
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