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Meded networking at #asme11

A big thank you to everyone who came along to our workshop on networks and social media in medical education at ASME last Friday.  It was great to meet some of the regulars on our weekly #meded chats face to face at the workshop along with all the other participants who came along. It was great to people from the UK, the US, Gaza and Singapore!

We’ve captured the tweets from the workshop so that you can browse and reflect on some of topics that were discussed during the session, it makes quite interesting reading.  There were 43 contributors to the twitter conversation including many who weren’t at the workshop but who shared why they find twitter useful with the workshop audience.  You can also take a look at the tweets on the official conference hashtag #asmeasm11, not all the tweets are there but you’ll get a good flavour of the conversation being shared.

During the session we mentioned a number of sites, web events and tools and if you didn’t catch them all we’ve got links to them here.

Google map – As we mentioned at the workshop we’re keen to use to social media to network with others involved in medical education.  It would be great if you’d like to add yourself to Anne Marie’s google map of medical education around the world.

#MedEd chat – We also have weekly meded chats on Twitter at 21.00hrs (UK time) on Thursdays and you’re more than welcome to take part or lurk in the wings.  You can catch up with previous chats here and be in touch with me or Anne Marie if you’d like to suggest topics for future chats.

#TwitJC –  There are also the weekly Twitter journal club chats that run on Sunday evenings at 20.00hrs. You can find out more about these on the twitjc blog and read the transcripts of previous sessions.  Follow them on Twitter to find out which papers are being discussed.

Scoop.it – We used Scoop.it a content curation tool to present some of the topics we covered in the workshop.  Take a look at Anne Marie’s scoop.it on social media and networks in medical education to recap on some of the sites we looked at.  I’ve got a small number of Scoop.it invites so tweet me if you’d like one or leave a comment on this post.

Sceenr – A free web tool that allows you to record a sceencast of up to 5 minutes.  It’s a great tool for creating quick learning resources.

TILTToday I Learnt that has been developed by Trip database as a place to record and share clinical learning.

We’re keen to continue the discussion going beyond the #asme11 workshop and it would be great to continue connecting via this blog, twitter and our #meded chats.  We’d be pleased to have you do a guest post here on Meded Connect so leave a comment or be in touch with us if you’d like to post something here.  You can also post any follow-up questions you might have about the workshop too.

We’ll also be looking at the various comments each of the groups recorded on the post-its at the workshop and hopefully we can follow up on those here too to continue the conversation.  We hope you keep in touch and that we can build an online network of  medical educators. To finish off here’s the video we ended the workshop off with.

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Looking forward to #asme11

Midnight Fireworks, Edinburgh Hogmanay 2010
Midnight Fireworks, Edinburgh Hogmany 2010 by Graeme Pow

 

Next Friday, 15th July I (Anne Marie), Natalie and Annalisa will be leading a workshop on social media and networks in medical education at ASME 11. The workshop filled up quickly and we already know that some people are making a lot of effort to come and join us. You might be planning your trip now but if you have time it would be great if you could introduce yourself before we meet together on Friday because our main aim for this workshop is to help develop a community and what better time to start than now.

So how can you introduce yourself? You could record a video message or write a blog post on your own blog. If you don’t have your own blog yet then it is easy to set one up using tools such as Blogger (soon to be Google blogs), WordPress or Posterous. If you put a link to this blog post in your post then we well be able to see the ‘track back’. Or you could join this blog as an author- we’d love to have you. Just get in touch! Or you can simply leave a comment here.

What would we like to know? Well, you can say anything but it would be nice to know why you have decided to come to our workshop and what you would like to get out of it. We’re really looking forward to meeting you in Edinburgh!

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