Last night saw the first medical education twitter chats running under the #meded twitter hashtag. Anne Marie Cunningham gives some helpful background to the first meded twitter chat over on her blog Wishful thinking in medical education.
Here’s the transcript of the first of the meded chats which ran between 21.00 and 22.00 hrs BST. We weren’t sure how much interest there would be and we thought given the time we would largely attract tweeters from Europe. In the event we had a great turn out for the first chat and whilst there was a large UK contingent we also had the Netherlands and Spain represented and a fair number from the US. It was also great to see a good number of medical students engaging in the chat and expressing their views on lectures.
The main themes running through the chat session were
- the use of Twitter in lectures for asking questions
- do many students use laptops in lectures for note taking
- do students use the discussion boards in Blackboard
- what makes a good lecture.