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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157935
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Social Writing Tools for Critiquing Research
Abstract:
Social Writing Tools for Critiquing Research
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Carrington, Jane M., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Mail Stop C288-19, 13120 E 19th Ave, Room 4227, P. O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA
Contact Telephone:303-724-2996
Purpose: Web 2.0 tools permeate nearly every facet of research. For example, these tools have been used as a client intervention and when organizing large datasets. Furthermore, social software such as social writing tools can be used to facilitate dialogues and critiquing of research studies. Graduate students and alumni from an online informatics program at the University of Colorado are studying and practicing throughout the United States and around the world. A virtual journal club was implemented as a means to create a learning community with a forum to discuss and disseminate informatics research. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how a social networking tool, Ning, was used to support an informatics journal club. Approach: A blog was chosen as the forum for this project. The tested website was deemed flexible and easy to navigate. A needs assessment of potential participants indicated a high interest in this virtual journal club. Using principles described by Reynard (2008), the virtual journal club was organized to include objectives and process norms. Articles are selected each month covering the range of informatics research. Once an article is selected, the reference is posted and an automatic email informs the virtual community to begin the discussion. To assist journal club members, a process for evaluating research articles was also included. Outcomes: The website is intuitive and members can easily sign in. An email alerts the moderator of posts made by members of the journal club. The facilitator will monitor the blog and determine the appropriate time frame of discussion for each article. In addition, the level of participation will be monitored to determine if one article a month is too ambitious and timeframes readjusted. Conclusions: The website containing the blog has proven to be a good platform demonstrating the flexibility needed for multiple users. Students and graduates of the informatics program at the University of Colorado have warmly received the virtual journal club.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSocial Writing Tools for Critiquing Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157935-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Social Writing Tools for Critiquing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Carrington, Jane M., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Mail Stop C288-19, 13120 E 19th Ave, Room 4227, P. O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">303-724-2996</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jane.carrington@ucdenver.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Web 2.0 tools permeate nearly every facet of research. For example, these tools have been used as a client intervention and when organizing large datasets. Furthermore, social software such as social writing tools can be used to facilitate dialogues and critiquing of research studies. Graduate students and alumni from an online informatics program at the University of Colorado are studying and practicing throughout the United States and around the world. A virtual journal club was implemented as a means to create a learning community with a forum to discuss and disseminate informatics research. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how a social networking tool, Ning, was used to support an informatics journal club. Approach: A blog was chosen as the forum for this project. The tested website was deemed flexible and easy to navigate. A needs assessment of potential participants indicated a high interest in this virtual journal club. Using principles described by Reynard (2008), the virtual journal club was organized to include objectives and process norms. Articles are selected each month covering the range of informatics research. Once an article is selected, the reference is posted and an automatic email informs the virtual community to begin the discussion. To assist journal club members, a process for evaluating research articles was also included. Outcomes: The website is intuitive and members can easily sign in. An email alerts the moderator of posts made by members of the journal club. The facilitator will monitor the blog and determine the appropriate time frame of discussion for each article. In addition, the level of participation will be monitored to determine if one article a month is too ambitious and timeframes readjusted. Conclusions: The website containing the blog has proven to be a good platform demonstrating the flexibility needed for multiple users. Students and graduates of the informatics program at the University of Colorado have warmly received the virtual journal club.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:20:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:20:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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