Tomorrow I’m co-running a workshop on using free open access meducation – #FOAMed with my colleagues Annalisa Manca from Dundee and Rakesh Patel and Terese Bird from Leicester at the ASME Annual Scientific Meeting being held in Edinburgh.
Encouragingly the workshop is fully booked. Our plan is to give an overview of open medical education and networked open learning, some examples of #FOAMed, address issues such as digital professionalism in developing #FOAMed resources, highlight how the use of a #FOAMed approach can support the development of communities of practice/learning collectives in medical education. We’re also going to ask the participants to design a #FOAMed resource/approach around some scenarios we’ve put together.
I’m just getting myself organised for an early start tomorrow and thought it might be good to touch base with the #FOAMed community and see if anyone might want to give some advice to our workshop participants on getting the best out of #FOAMed that I could share in the workshop. For example
- why do you use #FOAMed?
- what do you think is the biggest benefit of #FOAMed?
- what’s your favourite #FOAMed resource/site?
- what tip would you give to someone who’s new to the #FOAMed approach?
- what do you like most about #FOAMed?
I’d welcome comments on the blog or you can tweet me at @nlafferty. If tweeting you might want to say where you’re from and what you’re specialty is or whether you’re a students and perhaps use the hashtag #FOAMedtips and then I can curate the tweets in Storify and publish these later and share with everyone.
If you have spare couple of minutes and can pass on a few tips or thoughts on #FOAMed that would be great 🙂
P.S. – Some updatesfor recommended viewing & reading
Various blog posts are linked here too which are recommneded reading
- Remember the consciously incompetent: defining what Social Media is and isn’t by Damian Roland
- Free Open Access Medical Education – by Terese Bird
- Trends in online learning: #FOAMed – by Natalie Lafferty