Examples of how Twitter has helped me become a better doctor and enriched my personal and professional life.
Annalisa Manca's insight:
"My life has been enriched by the network of intelligent and forward-thinking people I have connected with on Twitter–many of them medical students, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, or other professionals who have made the leap into social media."
Networking is a key skill in professional careers, supporting the individual’s growth and learning. However, little is known about how professionals intentionally manage the connections in their personal networks and which factors influence their decisions in connecting with others for the purpose of learning. In this article, we present a model of personal professional networking for creating a personal learning network, based on an investigation through a literature study, semi–structured interviews and a survey.
It’s no exaggeration to say that the practice of social media has woven itself into the fabric of modern life so intrinsically that it is the connection between the digital and physical worlds for hundreds of millions of people around the world…social media is here…so let us learn how to dance with it…
The recent increase in the number of online medical resources has raised important questions about content curation on the World Wide Web and the importance of time management tools and applications used in medicine and healthcare.
Increasingly there's guidance being issued by the various regulators - General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council etc - on how health and social care professionals should behave on social networking sites...
...But what if you miss something? You will. Get over it. Make peace with what you need to know and have fun with the rest. Follow as little as you can get away with and then trust that if information is important, it will find you.
"A new study conducted by TRU provides a body of research which supports the idea that students use cell phones to learn, and also that schools are not acknowledging or supporting them fully, yet. This research supports the work of innovative educators who are guiding today’s generation text and will help in the effort of getting more schools to stop fighting and start embracing student use of mobile devices for learning in school. Rather than banning, the study highlights the fact that if we meet children where they are we can leverage their use of mobile devices for powerful learning."
The growing gap between teaching practice and learning practice is acute and growing. Institutional teaching, especially in Universities is hanging on to the pedagogic fossil that is the lecture. The word pedagogy has become a hollow appeal for traditional lectures, classroom teaching and summative assessment. The true driver for positive, pedagogic change is the internet.
....with the emergence of social tools, we have moved into the Social Era, and this time the word “Social” is being prefixed to old words to form new terms like Social Business, Social Media Marketing, etc. The same has of course happened with Learning, and this had led to the increasing use of the term “Social Learning”.
Students in our medical school have since 2009 "adopted" a village in rural Peru. They go there for a month at a time accompanied by faculty members to provide various health services. While there are many challenges, technology is a big help... by Neil Mehta
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.