Web 2.0: A Movement Within The Health Community

Dr Iain Doherty (Director, Learning Technology Unit; Faculty Medical and Health Sciences; The University of Auckland) published a fantastic and comprehensive article in Health Care and Informatics Review Online about web 2.0 and health. And Scienceroll was mentioned:

Web 2.0: A Movement Within The Health Community

Pedagogy 2.0 and Health Education
Medical and Health Science students are now utilising Web 2.0 tools. For example, undergraduate students in health, medicine and nursing have used a wiki to develop a guide on available support services for parents of intellectually disabled children.26 The education of nurses27 and psychology students28 has been enhanced by the provision of podcasts of course content and discussions. Vodcasts have been supplied to medical students to learn new procedures and to review core medical procedures before seeing patients.29 A medical student is blogging on Genetics, Web 2.0 and Medicine (http://scienceroll.com).

These examples represent the beginnings of what might be achieved in education with Web 2.0 technologies; these technologies have the potential to bring together students, health professionals and health consumers in order to enhance learning and to increase collaboration amongst the three distinct yet related groups.8 The pedagogical model presented below represents one way in which this might be achieved.

The table of contents looks great:

From 1.0 to 2.0

Web 1.0
Web 2.0
Health 2.0
Web 2.0 and Health 2.0 Summary

Health 2.0 and Health Professionals

Blogs
Wikis
Podcasts
Social Networks

Health 2.0 and Health Consumers

Health Advice and Information
Health Prosumers
Health Communities

Pedagogy 2.0 and Health Education

Pedagogy 2.0
In With The Old
Learning from the Past

Concluding Remarks