To be honest this discussion just got very hard to keep up with on Twitter with so many people tagged in the discussion. 140 characters are quickly used up when you are tagging 7 or more people.
Following my chat last year at RMA and the excited reaction from many clinicians my idea was originally to do a workshop at GPET as I will already be there representing GPSN. Have previously discussed this with some people but I am now thinking we can expand it.
With the amount of #SoMe GP’s now in circulation, we could all work together to develop a consistent 1.5hr workshop program that could be delivered at GP13, GPET13 and RMA13 so that as many GP’s as possible get the chance to find out about Social Media (and we can sign up as many as possible!).
If we all work together we could develop a high quality and consistent program that is delivered at each event. We could also then develop associated hand outs, training material and online resources to give new #SoMe people the best possible chance to hit the ground running. (www.SoMeGP.com anyone?)
As we are all busy and won’t all be able to make every event, we can share out the process of presenting the workshops, but should aim for 2-3 people to be available. If we aim for a 40% theory 60% practical mix we could then have floating team members who roam around the room helping people sign up to Twitter (and we don’t let people leave the room until they can show they have a Twitter account!).
Over to you, what do you think?
Part 2 – Discussion of Structure/Content
Wow. So we just went to lunch at #SMACC2013 and by the time we came back we now have a small army. Excellent!
My thoughts for the next stage are to develop a basic plan for content to be presented as a talk during the workshop, activities to be completed during the practical component, content or tools to be provided as printed resources on the day and also additional resources or content that could be provided online to form a “GP Guide to Social Media” as a next step for beginners who have completed the course and want to continue exploring the potential of Social Media.
So that everyone can submit ideas for each of the headings below without having to tag everyone in the discussion, let’s use the #GPSoMeRoadshow hashtag and then put the number of the heading below that you are referring to. Eg “#GPSoMeRoadshow Ideas for 1: How to sign up (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin), Guidelines for safe use of SoMe”
I’ve added a few ideas below off the top of my head but this is a group list so feel free to suggest things and I will just add them
1. Content for Presentation at Workshop
- Basics of SoMe
- Overview of SoMe Types (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube etc.)
- Basic SoMe statistics in Australia
- Statistics for SoMe use by Health Professionals in Australia
- Value of SoMe
- Staying Current (journal clubs etc.)
- Industry News
- SoMe in General Practice
2. Activities to be completed at the workshop
- Signing up to SoMe
- Adding SoMe to devices
- Using SoMe
- Navigating SoMe (Twitter, Facebook)
- Writing your first tweet
- Following a hashtag
3. Written tools or resources to be provided at the workshop
- Guide to signing up to SoMe
- Guidelines for SoMe use (RCGP? AMA/AMSA?)
- Hashtag guide (HCSMANZ, FOAMed etc.)
4. Online Resources
- Blogs to visit
- People to follow
- Guides for taking your practice online eg Edwin Kruys
- Guide for public health promotion through SoMe eg Healthy Bear
This is just my initial thinking, happy to take any and all advice on this. Also, if someone has suggestions for a better way to coordinate this, happy to change the approach. This will work for today but long term coordination will require another approach such as an email list, Facebook group or team site like Teamlab (a very useful teamwork system).
Finally, who has volunteered to become involved with this? I have put a list below of everyone I managed to pick up in the flurry of tweets, but please let me know if you are wanting to be involved or not involved. Thanks!