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Developing online professional networks for undergraduate occupational therapy students: an evaluation of an extracurricular facilitated blended learning package

Bodell, SJ and Hook, AD 2014, 'Developing online professional networks for undergraduate occupational therapy students: an evaluation of an extracurricular facilitated blended learning package' , British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77 (6) , pp. 320-323.

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Abstract

This practice analysis evaluates an extra curricular opportunity provided to undergraduate occupational therapy students. A blended learning package was designed and facilitated by two experienced educators, aiming to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to use online social media to create professional networks and facilitate continuing professional development (CPD). Feedback was sought on the design and impact of the package, with students revealing an increased confidence in online professional networking. Suggestions for change included more guidance about online professionalism. It can be concluded that the package is effective in preparing students to use the online environment for CPD.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0308-0226
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Ms Angela D Hook
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2014 16:58
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2014 16:58
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/32922

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