Saturday, 31 July 2010

Use of Social Media in Health Care - Report by Deloitte in U.S.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Some time ago I blogged about how reluctant the NHS is to let its staff use social media but also how so many NHS organisations are beginning to appear on Twitter and Facebook, etc.

Interesting then to see this report from Deloitte in the US about how social media is gaining respectability and more widespread use in health care there.

I am particularly interested as I am very keen on teaching Health and Social Care students how to use these tools - Twitter, Google Sites, Wikis and Blogs are all going to feature in my leadership and management modules this year. So now I can justify this as more than just "technology for its own sake" - students hoping to be employed in the health and social care sectors need to be social media literate.

A Practical Guide to using Social Media in your Job - an overview presentation

Sunday, 4 July 2010

PLE BCN July 2010

PLEBCN: a conference with a difference:

What's it all about?

Jordi Adell's introduction

Ismael Peña-López'

Alec Couros'

and finally from Graham Atwell