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  • Definition of social network
  • When I talk to other people about how I use online tools such as social networking, people often ask me why I bother. As an OT I take this on the chin, and take it as an opener for a discussion on the volitional aspects of my online life  I all seriousness, rather than use these precious 15 minutes to talk to you about the mechanics of social media, what a tweet, a follower or a hash tag is (all legal I hasten to add!) I am going to use this time to talk about what social media can do for you as OTs. So, true to my profession lets look at social networking through an OT lens………..
  • GP who created a twitter account for his practice was soon followed by a number of patients who told him they thought it was “cool” (Paul 2009)
  • Twitter Twaddle

    1. 1. Twitter Twaddle? Claire Hayward, Joaquim Faias and Heather Millar
    2. 2. Who we are Joaquim Faias (Educator, Portugal) Heather Millar (Clinician and inventor, USA) Claire Hayward (Clinician and student, UK)
    3. 3. What the heck is Twitter? <ul><li>An example of a social network </li></ul><ul><li>A noisy conversation in a huge room…. </li></ul><ul><li>….but you get to have selective hearing! </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Ask not what you can do for social networking, but what social networking can do for you! </li></ul><ul><li>Lets think about this as occupational therapists……. </li></ul><ul><li>Doing, being, becoming, belonging (Wilcox 2006) </li></ul>Why should you be interested?
    5. 5. Being <ul><li>Developing (online) professional identity </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to the activities of the culture/day </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting a profession you value </li></ul>Being true to ourselves, our nature or essence (Wilcock 2002):
    6. 6. A newly qualified OT
    7. 7. Students anxieties:
    8. 8. Doing <ul><li>Searching out new information </li></ul><ul><li>Asking questions </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>Following conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Find a job (or getting a job to find you) </li></ul><ul><li>Improving practice standards </li></ul>
    9. 9. Up to date knowledge
    10. 10. Conference updates
    11. 11. <ul><li>Sharing of information will improve practice standards. For example, since I am certified in lymphedema treatments another therapist found me and I was able to offer advice to assist a client in Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>Heather </li></ul>
    12. 12. Belonging <ul><li>Part of OT community: local, national and international </li></ul><ul><li>To a community: geographical, skills related (Bodell et al. 2008) </li></ul>
    13. 13. Global OT community You can have info about how OT is being done in other countries and cultures coming from practitioners sharing their experience in real time. At some point, we may have OT practice being discussed by people from continents of the planet, sharing perspectives, cultural influences, links, approaches, methodologies, outcomes,... This idea is amazing. Joaquim
    14. 14. What OTs say
    15. 15. Becoming <ul><li>Professional development (Erradi & Hartmann 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Service user engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Developing links to local community </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing knowledge of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Vision of the profession of the future </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging with new groups </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstreaming of the profession </li></ul>
    16. 16. What consumers say
    17. 18. What consumers say <ul><li>RT @ kerrijack : friend's son was diagnosed with sensory integration disorder. Good news is occupational therapy did amazing things for him. </li></ul>
    18. 19. What OTs say
    19. 20. nabling: virtual participation <ul><li>Social networking in the wider context of online tools </li></ul><ul><li>What opportunities for those we currently, or have potential to work with? (Verdonck & Ryan 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide and Occupational Justice (Goldfarb & Prince, 2008; Smedema & McKenzie, 2010) </li></ul>
    20. 21. Risky business? <ul><li>Public nature of online media </li></ul><ul><li>Blurring the boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>IP and identity theft </li></ul><ul><li>Best practice and support options </li></ul><ul><li>Information quality </li></ul><ul><li>Risk as a part of life! </li></ul>
    21. 22. Moving forwards <ul><li>A “doing, being, belonging and becoming” challenge! </li></ul><ul><li>Support is out there: OT4OT </li></ul><ul><li>@enableot @jfaias @heatherot </li></ul><ul><li>Professional organisations (BAOTCOT) </li></ul>
    22. 23. OT 4 OT: online support network
    23. 25. References <ul><li>Bodell, S., Penman, M., Hook, A., Wade, W., & Berry, N. (2008). Is social networking/websites bringing occupational therapists together? College of Occupational Therapists National Conference. </li></ul><ul><li>Erardi, L. K. & Hartmann, K. (2008).  Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts: Broadening our Connections for Communication, Collaboration and Continuing Education.  OT Practice, 13(9) , 1-7. </li></ul><ul><li>Goldfarb, A. & Prince, J. (2008) Internet adoption and usage patterns are different: Implications for the digital divide. Information Economics and Policy. 20 (1) 2-15 </li></ul><ul><li>Smedema, S. & McKenzie, A.(2010) The relationship among frequency and type of internet use, perceived social support, and sense of well-being in individuals with visual impairments. Disability and rehabilitation. 32 (4) 317-25 </li></ul><ul><li>Verdonck, M. & Ryan, S (2008) Mainstream Technology as an Occupational </li></ul><ul><li>Therapy Tool: Technophobe or Technogeek? British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 71 (6) 253-256 </li></ul><ul><li>Wilcock, A. (2002) Reflections on doing, being and becoming. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 46 (1) 1-11 </li></ul><ul><li>Wilcock, A. (2006) Occupation: being through Doing in An Occupational Perspective of Health. 2nd Ed. United States: Slack </li></ul>