USING WEB 2.0 TOOLS TO EDUCATE
What is Spina bifida?
Spina bifida is a birth defect that involves the
incomplete development of the spinal cord or its
coverings. The term spina bifida comes from Latin
and literally means quot;splitquot; or quot;openquot; spine.
What causes Spina bifida?
Although doctors and researchers don't know for sure
why spina bifida occurs.
Spina bifida occurs at the end of the first month of
pregnancy when the two sides of the embryo's spine
fail to join together, leaving an open area.
In some cases, the spinal cord or other membranes may
push through this opening in the embryo's back.
Spina Bifida is one of the most common severe birth
defects in the United States, affecting about 1,300
babies each year.
How can using Web 2.0 tools educate and persuade
individuals about the issue?
Online social networks using the Web 2.0 technology, allows
individuals and philanthropic groups to:
Connect people with one another
Help spread the word to parents who are faced with the birth
Create support groups
Encourage fundraisers or events for a charity
Wishing wells to assist families in need
Encourage individuals to volunteer
What Web 2.0 tools can be used?
Allows physicians and experts, to provide commentaries or
news on the subject.
Allows patient and family members to create a more personal
online diary or a running account of their personal lives.
Help educate viewers on the subject.
Help with fundraising events
Used to create collaborative websites and documents
Create, edit and share presentations easily
Additional Web 2.0 applications that can be
used to reach an audience for your cause
Data Storage Bookmarks