I have finally written up a brief survey I did last year looking at how a selected group of Wessex GPs were using the Internet, Web 2.0 tools and smartphones for their CPD. The link to the document is here. I had the privilege of presenting a poster of the key findings at the Wessex Educational … Continue reading Smartphone and Social Media use for CPD in Wessex
I have finally got around to disseminating a questionnaire to the good GPs and GPSTs of Wessex to assess the use of smartphones and their use for M-learning and CPD. More to come but I have drafted an abstract of my findings below. Background and Aims There is an increasing use of smart phones for … Continue reading Mobile Learning and Smartphone use amongst Wessex GPs
Free text from here. In trying to justify why I think PBSGL is a good way of learning, I have done a lot of literature searching and reading about how different CME interventions can change what we do as physicians. The more recent research on PBSGL has demonstrated that Small Group Learning (SGL) is associated … Continue reading A Meta-Analysis of Continuing Medical Education Effectiveness (Mansouri and Lockyer 2007)
Tweeting for learning: A critical analysis of research on microblogging in education published in 2008–2011F Gao, T Luo, K Zhang - British Journal of Educational Technology 43.5 (2012): 783-801.I came across this article when searching for microblogging papers. It is a useful article in that it summarises the research done between 2008 and 2011 on … Continue reading Tweeting For Learning
Ebner, Martin, et al. "Microblogs in Higher Education–A chance to facilitate informal and process-oriented learning?." Computers & Education 55.1 (2010): 92-100. Free text available here if you register with Researchgate.net which I did. The study This is an interesting study if only as an attempt to provide objective evidence of the educational impact of microblogging … Continue reading MICROBLOGS IN HIGHER EDUCATION – A CHANCE TO FACILITATE INFORMAL AND PROCESS-ORIENTATED LEARNING?
Bodell, S., et al. (2009). "Creating a learning community in today's world: how blogging can facilitate continuing professional development and international learning." The British Journal of Occupational Therapy 72(6): 279-281. Unfortunately I do not have the full text of this opinion piece to share which I had to get hold of via the Warwick University … Continue reading HOW BLOGGING CAN FACILITATE CPD AND LEARNING
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol 43 No 5 2012 754-769 This research in the article aimed to answer 3 research questions. Domain: how does the domain (and particularly the way it is approached) impact on group membership? Network: does it make sense to distinguish between different types of participatory attitudes and behaviours, involving different … Continue reading Teachers & Social Networking part 2
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol 43 No 5 2012 754-769 As part of my assignment on learning technologies, I have done some literature searches. My intent is to critically evaluate a series of articles which look at the impact of Social Media on education. I am not starting in any particular order, just in … Continue reading Teachers & Social Networking