So over the last I have been working on putting on a conference with some of out paramedic students. #spanz17 Last week was the finish of all the work we had put in.
One of the things that I found most interesting was that they are keen to try new things, when it come to showing off a product. I use the word product as that what our conference was a product of both our Paramedic department and our students.
So Twitter…. The student group of 12 were at #spanz16 last year and a lot of them started to understand the relevance of twitter to medical education. They set the goal of getting this conference on twitter as much as possible. But also understanding the impact we as a small student lead conference could have. We got hooked into a hashtag and then got into a website called http://www.symplur.com They are working on a project based around Healthcare Hashtags.
Twitter could be used so many ways in our program and included in how we teach the students and get them to explore FOAMed. Be interesting to walk forward as 3 of us within the team try and get twitter onboard and working in the paramedicine program.
And interesting the person who lead the tweeting was watching all the way from the UK.
Below are the analytics for the conference.
But I still don’t know what any of this means. If someone knows how to work this out let me know.
Live streaming…….. How cool is this invention!!!!!!
We hooked into some help and got the whole conference streamed. This was interesting as the students found what we needed ad then tried to get it working. We got a lot of help from the AUT events people and they were able to supply the equipment. It was interesting to watch how it all played out. We had 3 ex students watching it from the UK. A couple of students watching at work and a dr from Oz watching the whole thing.
A strange but very cool moment was when we had Dr Andy Swain speaking to the students via Skype and a student in the UK watching the live streaming asking questions. This opens up so much for us as lecturers and who we can get to lecture to our students and from where.
One of the things I’m learning about is how the tech needs to be easy to use. I am now using this iPad Pro more and more and slowly getting an understanding of how to use this great machine.
It does help that it is a 12.9 IPad Pro.