I have to totally agree with the title of this slideshow. I’ve been working on including digital literacy (not health literacy though) in the medical curriculum for years through The Social MEDia Course. Click on the image below to access the slideshow.
Do you want to become better at searching online? The advice I give to my students is that it works just like with other skills: You need to practice more and more. The best way is to do this in an organized manner and that’s what “A Google A Day“, a new game on Google+ provides.
It asks you special questions in many topics and you have to find the solution through online search. It will give you hints or even show you the right search terms.
You can also check the Google Story prezi with post-test in The Social MEDia Course.
Dr Mike Cadogan, fellow blogger at Life in the Fast Lane and member of the Webicina Advisory Board, had a great speech at International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2012 about the basics of behind Free Open-Access Meducation.
I designed and launched The Social MEDia Course for those medical students and professionals who would like to know more about e-patients, social media-related issues and lifehacks for their professional lives. Over 500 users have been working on the lectures, doing the tests and we had to wait 6 weeks to find the first one who could pass all the tests and achieve the “The Ultimate Expert” badge. I had a pleasure to do an interview with Miguel Angel Mayer.
- Why did you decide to take all the tests? Do you have any experience with social media?
After seeing two of the courses I saw that the content and the information provided were very interesting and I decided to go on with all the courses and thought why not take all the tests to check my level. My experience with social media is wide and varied because many years ago, in 2007, I was very interested in these issues and I introduced Family Doctors in Web 2.0 tools and services for the first time here. Since then I have been giving conferences and introducing the use of Web 2.0 tools even in the Medical School since 2008.
See the rest of the interview on the blog of The Social MEDia Course.
Here is his certificate which he received in the original PDF format:
I’ve been working on including digital literacy in medical curriculum for long years now. It’s not the fault of medical professionals if they don’t know how to deal with e-patients as they have never been trained to acquire such skills. Here is one perfect example underscoring the notion I just described. An excerpt from one of my recent Twitter discussions.
Here is the e-patient course I mentioned to him.