See Physiopedia at PT2010 in Boston

I have finished my session preparations and am now am just packing my bags in anticipation of travelling over to Boston for the annual national APTA meeting.  I will be running an education session with Eric Robertson titled  The Next Textbook: Use of an International Collaborative Classroom Wiki. We will be talking all about wikis and giving a guided tour of Physiopedia as well as doing a guided editing session where you have the opportunity to add your bit to Physiopedia.

The session will be on Saturday June 19, 2010 from 13:00-16:00PM

So come along and join us, we look forward to seeing you all there!!

Abstract

This session will overview a new and ambitious project: Physio-pedia.com. Physiopedia is an open-source, non-profit project aiming to develop the pre-eminent collaborative, evidence-based resource on the web using a wiki platform. A wiki written by, and for physical therapists, Physiopedia has the potential to impact learning and evidence-based practice for clinicians, educators and students alike.

This session will explore the concepts of wikis as collaborative learning environments. Examples of the use of wikis in classrooms around the world will be highlighted through case reports as well as examples of students independently using a wiki to further their studies. Potential projects and utilization of Physio-pedia.com will be reviewed in the context of continuing professional development and crowdsourcing as a way to improve the collection knowledge of physical therapists and physiotherapists world-wide.

This session will also include a guided demonstration reviewing important concepts in page authoring on a wiki platform.

This session will be primarily useful to educators and students, but any physical therapist interested in learning about this online, evidence-based resource will find the session useful and informative.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Describe and define a wiki, including strengths and weakness as a learning tool.
  2. Indentify opportunities in which a wiki can enable collaborative learning.
  3. Indentify ways in which Physio-pedia.com can be used in to enhance both evidence-based practice, professional development, and classroom learning.
  4. Understand and perform basic page editing functions using wiki syntax.

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