Internet in Medicine Course Week 10: Future of Web
I launched the world’s first elective course at a medical university focusing on web 2.0 and medicine for medical students in 2008. Now this is the 4th semester and the 10th week was dedicated to the future of web and medicine. Here is the outline of my presentations.
First part of the Prezi.com slideshow: Towards web 3.0
- Buzzwords! (there is no physical difference between web or web 2.0)
- Features of web 1.0, web 2.0 and web 3.0
- Concept of semantic web: example of collecting stamps
- I write documents about all of my stamps and later I want to find stamps with red background
- What to do? I do a search but will find the Red Cross stamp and other stamps that have red in their names but don’t have a red background.
- Solution: tell the computer stamp is a stamp, but red is a colour.
- Give meaning to information.
- Wolfram Alpha medical/clinical examples.
- + OpenID, interoperability (peoplebrowsr.com)
- Powerset.com, Hakia.com, Twine.com, Freebase.com
- What’s next?
- Web 4.0? (glidedigital.com)
- myrl.com, mobile 2.0, medical internet TV
Take-home message: The story is just about to begin…
Second part of the slideshow: Summary of the last 10 weeks
- 10 weeks – 20 slideshows
- 2 slideshows each week
- 2 major questions in each slideshow
- Examples for all the tools and sites we have talked about.
- This is the first university credit course of its kind in the world.
Take-home message: I hope I could help you enter the web 2.0 era and make your online presence as efficient as possible.
Third part of the slideshow: Survey results
- Students filled a survey before and after the course.
- Now I analyzed the results which we will publish in a peer-reviewed journal soon.