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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    Barlow, C., Long, P., Lancastle, S., Beardsell, I., & Kiuber, M. (2011). Web 2.0: The use of social media in post-qualification training in emergency medicine. In K. Fernstrom, & N. Pyrini (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on ICT in Education University of the Fraser Valley.