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Cot 2008

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Powerpoint presentation given by collaborators Angela Hook, Sarah Bodell, Merrolee Penman, Will Wade, Natan Berry at the 2008 College of Occupational Therapists Conference.

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Cot 2008

  1. 1. Sarah Bodell Merrolee Penman Angela Hook Will Wade Natan Berry Is social networking/websites bringing occupational therapists together?
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools enable building of networks which provide a natural framework for participation, collaboration and sharing amongst a community of users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(O’Reilly, 2005). </li></ul></ul>Web 2.0/Social networking
  3. 3. What tools?
  4. 4. Web 2.0 “ created, shared, remixed, repurposed and passed along” (Downes, 2005, para. 1) What did the tools enable us to do?
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>A blog is a website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called “blogging”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual articles on a blog are called “posts” or “entries”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A person who posts these entries is called a “blogger”. </li></ul></ul>What is a blog?
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Salford Occupational Therapy Educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meta OT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapy Education Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapy - a blog about OT </li></ul></ul>Take a look
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>I’m talking about the communities we currently have, when we’re scattered around the country, unable to communicate face-to-face, but still connected, still intellectually intimate, because we’ll still regularly be engaged with each other’s thoughts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scott Eric Kaufman </li></ul></ul>Why Blog?
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>HPC regulations for re-registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A registrant must identify that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice. </li></ul></ul>Blogging and CPD www.hpc-uk.org
  9. 9. Blogging and CPD <ul><ul><li>CPD via reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to reflect and get feedback </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read other’s reflections and comment on them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By writing in a public arena you develop honed skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CPD via peer discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National and international debate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timely </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Blogging and CPD <ul><ul><li>CPD via extending knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Following links to articles/podcasts etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction of new concepts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction of new way of approaching something </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CPD via networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint research opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing experiences </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>HPC regulations for re-registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A registrant must present a written profile containing evidence of their CPD upon request. </li></ul></ul>Blogging and CPD www.hpc-uk.org
  12. 12. Getting your hands dirty! <ul><li>Lets start simple! </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>OT’s are experts at communication right? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations need people! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The web can be used as a reflective tool but itself provides tools to help do many more things. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you don’t feel you have anything to contribute at first then standback but please comment! If something is written you disagree with SAY IT! The web gives you this voice! </li></ul></ul>Why should you get involved?
  14. 14. Discussion http://del.icio.us/tag/web2-talk-cot-conf Sarah Bodell [email_address] frederickroad.blogspot.com Merrolee Penman [email_address] oteducation.wordpress.com Angela Hook [email_address] frederickroad.blogspot.com Will Wade [email_address] metaot.com Natan Berry [email_address] bloggingot.wordpress.com

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