I have posted the slides below from Natalie Lafferty’s recent game presentation on trends and approaches to medical education in the digital age. She gave an excellent presentation highlighting the limits of blackboard and demonstrating the potential of web 2.0 technologies. The slides give some flavour of what Natalie was saying. If you would like to learn more and stay in communication with you can follow her on Twitter @nlafferty .
You can also follow the hash tag that she oversees #UKmeded that covers a wide variety of medical education topics. She is also a participant and promoter of Free Open Access Mededucation which is an international collaboration linking lots of free medical education resources through blogs, Twitter feeds, YouTube videos Google docs etc – you can add the hash tag #FOAMed to your twitter feeds to follow their activities. You can also look at their website http://lifeinthefastlane.com/foam/ which has hundreds of links to all sorts of resources, teams and educators all over the world.
One aspect of Natalie’s work is to promote students as creators of medical education resources – have a look at an example of one project in which students arrange twitter conferences here:
Here are some of Natalie’s views on medical education blogging and other matters. It also will introduce you to a resource that allows you to share your slides internationally, i.e. eLime
Finally, may I also introduce Anne-Marie Cunningham who works closely with Natalie on various Web 2.0 projects. This is her blog site she visits it with new postings several times a year. Anne-Marie is always worth reading and responding to.
From: Boland, Josephine
Sent: 07 March 2013 17:47
To: St John, Una
Cc: Cantillon, Peter
Natalie’s GAME presentation from today
Dr. Josephine A. Boland
Senior Lecturer in Education
School of Medicine
Clinical Science Institute (Room 313)
National University of Ireland, Galway
Tel + 353 (0)91 493857