Jillian Clarke's - Starting an online discussion forum for health professionals in a large organisation

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Well as always happens, when you start to delve into a problem, new ideas and opportunities arise. While this mini confernce was going to be about devolping an online discussion forum for multi-disciplinary maternity health professionals in an as yet to be decided platform, I came across what appears to be the perfect platform - ClinEdQ (An Education and Trainng platform that also has the facility to set up a online virtual CoP (Community of practice), blogging, e-portfolio etc. Unbeknown to me, my organisation has had a project in place and is about to unleash this new platform across the state for all public health organisations - yippee!!! So this has changed my plans slightly. I now don't have to search for the right platform and have decided to look at the opportunities and challenges arising from introducing a virtual education and training portal into a large government organisation.
Date and Time: Monday, 1st November, 2010, 11 – 12md Brisbane time or 1.00 - 2.00pm NZ time
Facilitator: Jillian Clarke (Contact details) & Malcolm Lewis (Contact details)
Presenter: Kayleen Gordon
Venue: Elluminate
Description: Do you want to gain an understanding about the opportunities and challenges that impact on participants uptake and engagement in a new education and training e-platform - join us here
Back Up Plan: If there is a total IT failure, we will record another presenter session on Elluminate and open an asynchronous discussion over the next week.
Recording Information: Will be recorded and available on the course wiki
Evaluation: Survey available at the end of the session to provide feedback to facilitators.

Please join us for what I hope will be a stimulating presentation and discussion.

Jillian

J C064 (talk)20:30, 26 October 2010

What a fantastic idea. I would be interested in knowing about a discussion forum for multi-diciplinarian maternity health professionals. I am a midwife too. I can understand the potential barriers you talk about. Sometimes these discussions can spiral and get out of control with the different philiosophies between professionals. But ironing some of those issues out could leave a fantastic tool and could have huge benefits. I would be interested in the virtual education and training portal. Sounds very advanced for me so I'm sure I will learn loads. Jade

Jade (talk)17:50, 27 October 2010