Web 2.0: The use of social media in post-qualification training in emergency medicine

Christopher Barlow, Polly Long, Sean Lancastle, Iain Beardsell, Michael Kiuber

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    Abstract

    This study assessed the use and access of social media by junior doctors taking
    part in a blended training programme in Emergency Medicine. Results showed
    that a majority of the subjects used a laptop (51%) with a home Internet
    connection (46%) to access web resources. Subjects’ engagement with the sites
    was varied, with those who did not use Twitter socially reluctant to engage with
    it. Though usage was higher, time constraints and the asynchronous nature of the
    interaction prevented rapid responses to student queries using Facebook. Students
    indicated a preference for quick access resources such as Wikipedia for
    information sources.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on ICT in Education
    EditorsKen Fernstrom, Nancy Pyrini
    PublisherUniversity of the Fraser Valley
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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