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How can the school of midwifery use this wiki to support students and lecturers?

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this is looking good--Bronwynh 09:46, 17 September 2007 (CEST)

How can we use this as a learning tool and support the creation of an online learning community.

There has been concern about how clinical skills can be taught online, but I was very interested to hear the other day that a hairdresser teaches her students hair cutting online, so we should be able to teach things like catheterisation online. YouTube has the potential to be extremely useful with demonstrating skills-it is cheap and easy to video a skill and post it online. Just think how amazing it will be for the international midwifery community if we all work together to post video resources onto YouTube so we can share - after all, it does not matter where in the world you are, an abdominal palpation is an abdominal palpation. The by-product of this is that resources can be shared with midwives in the third world. --Sarahs 22:19, 18 September 2007 (CEST)

I agree, I think there is enormous potential here. I understand concern about institutions paying staff to then put material out into an open source environment, but surely this will only stimulate interest and encourage students to enroll and gain the qualification. --Midwikied 05:41, 21 September 2007 (CEST) 21st September 2007

Is there any course content that could be provided that midwives and students could access and use?

I know there are huge concerns about privacy, especially when it comes to reflection about clinical scenarios. I think blogs lend themselves really well to description and refection of clinical situations,which is such an important part of midwifery education. Students can network to each others' blogs and feed comments. I see this being particularly useful in the third year, when students are out on extended work placements throughout the country. Keeping in touch is a major problem in the third year because students are scattered all over the place. The problem is that there are times when students do not have access to computers and the Internet, so we could look into using a combination of Internet and text messaging from cell phones.

The other thing that is widely used in midwifery education is scenario-based learning. Again, I believe that lends itself really well to either/or blogs or wikis. EG, a scenario can be placed in a wiki and students can work their way through it, or they could be given the task of developing an evidence-based leaflet to be given to women or an evidence-based guideline for midwives. --Sarahs 22:19, 18 September 2007 (CEST)

Anything else you would like to comment on

Looking good guys. I've added a link to your online etiquette page, and have made some comments there.
Re: formatting
Seems that the information in Communities of Practice would be better split into a couple of paragraphs to improve ease of reading. (It's got to be pretty good if this is the only think I can find to give you some constructive criticism on).  :-)


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Useful link?011:21, 9 November 2007

Useful link?

Wondered if this link could be useful: Criteria to Evaluate the Credibility of WWW Resources

--Yvonne 23:21, 8 November 2007 (CET)

Moor267 (talk)11:21, 9 November 2007