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Twitter tips for Conference | BAOT/COT

Twitter tips for Conference | BAOT/COT | Social Media Tools for OTs | Scoop.it
BAOT/COT is the professional body for occupational therapists and OT staff in the United Kingdom. This website offers resources and services to BAOT members and general information about occupational therapy including careers in occupational therapy.
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Twitter is like…

Twitter is like… | Social Media Tools for OTs | Scoop.it

I love this exaplanation of what Twitter is like - thanks Helen for bringing to my attention - I empathise with this so much.

I was out for coffee the other day with a non-tweeting friend. “So what’s Twitter actually like?” she asked. I ummed and ahhed, and explained it all very badly, mumbling some fairly dry stuff...

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Using Facebook for professional networking: a modern-day essentia...

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Networking is a fundamental aspect in developing a strong professional identity and furthering professional development. This opinion piece asserts that networking is an essential activity for occupational therapists, and that many of the challenges involved in creating an effective network can be ameliorated by harnessing the power of the online environment. By sharing the experience of using Facebook, an online social networking platform, with the specific aim of furthering professional development, clear and tangible outcomes of this being achieved are shown in order to inspire more occupational therapists to connect online for the benefit of the profession.

 

Authors: Bodell, Sarah; Hook, Angela

Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 74, Number 12, December 2011 , pp. 588-590(3)

Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists

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Making social media work professionally

Making social media work professionally | Social Media Tools for OTs | Scoop.it
In sensitive jobs – teaching, the police, healthcare – Twitter and Facebook need to be used with the greatest care...
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Social Media Presentation at AOTA12

This is the link to the original presentation by a great bunch of OT's at AOTA12.  Cheryl Morris, Karen Dobyns, Erik Johnso, Anita Hamilton and Christopher Altero.    #OTalk is hghtlighted in Anita's section! Thanks Anita.
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Twitter for Academics

Twitter for Academics | Social Media Tools for OTs | Scoop.it
A collection of articles, guides, videos and presentations on how academics can use Twitter...

And another list suggested by Helenotuk - for academics this time.

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How To Twitter

How To Twitter | Social Media Tools for OTs | Scoop.it

I’m sometimes asked if I can advise people how to use social networking tools, so I thought it was about time I wrote up some “how to” blogposts.

 

Here's Claire's How To Twitter

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Listography – Top 5 Tip for Bloggers (by kirstyes)

Listography – Top 5 Tip for Bloggers (by kirstyes) | Social Media Tools for OTs | Scoop.it

kirstyes' Top 5 Tips for Bloggers - you will find many versions of this and some ideas will conflict. Read, review and set your own rules.

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HPC - Health Professions Council - Social media

Link to HPC's Guidance on the use of social networking sites (PDF).

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Twitter twitter twitter: What is all the fuss about? | Helen OTUK

This year at College of Occupational Therapy (COT) conference in Glasgow @Kirstyes, @ClaireOT and myself @Helen_OTUK will be facilitating a Social Media Surgery to help anyone new to twitter or any social media arena ...
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Sarah Stewart: Reflecting on last week's social media and healthcare conferences

Sarah Stewart: Reflecting on last week's social media and healthcare conferences | Social Media Tools for OTs | Scoop.it

Thanks to Helen for spotting this one.

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Blogging and CPD

"Creating a learning community in today's world: how blogging can facilitate continuing professional development and international learning."

 

Authors: Bodell, Sarah; Hook, Angela; Penman, Merrolee; Wade, Will

 

BJOT article

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Social Media in Healthcare & the NHS

Use of Social Media in Healthcare and the NHS...

Link to another scoop.it list suggested by Helenotuk.

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5 Reasons to Use Social Media

5 Reasons to Use Social Media | Social Media Tools for OTs | Scoop.it
5 Reasons to Use Social Media

Today’s post is a guest post by Clarissa (@clissa89), a third year BSc Occupational Therapy student and self confessed OT Geek. 

Read on to see her top reasons why OT Students (and OTs) should use social media.

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