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Crowdsourcing practical sessions in a university course focusing on social media?

I’ve been teaching medical students about using social media for years at two medical schools and through a digital format as well. These courses consisted of series of extended lectures, written exam and constant online communication with students discussing their questions on Facebook and a blog.

The challenge I face now it that I try to include more practical sessions (tasks they have to do online after each lecture) in the course, and I’m wondering what these may be. Any suggestions?

The Social MEDia Course main page

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  1. Here are a few ideas that popped into my mind.

    How about participate in a relevant tweetchat? #hcsmca would always welcome students to actively contribute to our chats. They can also submit a topic. #meded would be obvious good match to test tweetchat prowess.

    Edit an entry in a medical wiki.

    Make a connection – community building
    Using the platform of their choice, introduce 2 people with similar interests who are not yet aware of one another.

    Find and evaluate a patient community.

    January 28, 2013
  2. Describe a patient with symptoms. Have the med student develop a “TechRx” for the patient based upon available sources. Mgrade students on how practical and workable their prescripions are. Have a debate about the received answers.

    January 31, 2013
    • Will, we do not discuss patient cases in this course. It is purely about social media.

      January 31, 2013
  3. Rnelson #

    Check out the exercises in the book titled Socail Media for Nurses by Nelson, Joos and Wolf. Each chapter includes several discussion questrions and exercises with a purpose, learing directions and specific directions.

    February 10, 2013

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