Crowdsourcing in health professions education : what radiography educators can learn from other disciplines

St John-Matthews, J, Newton, PM, Grant, AJ and Robinson, L 2018, 'Crowdsourcing in health professions education : what radiography educators can learn from other disciplines' , Radiography, 25 (2) , pp. 164-169.

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Objectives: Crowdsourcing works through an institution outsourcing a function normally performed by an employee or group of individuals. Within a crowdsource users, known as the crowd, form a community who voluntarily undertake a task which involves the pooling of knowledge resources. A literature review was undertaken to identify how the tool is being used in health professions education, and potential for use in radiography education.

Key Findings: 17 papers were returned. Literature identified was assessed against an established crowdsourcing definition. Reviewing these yielded four themes for discussion: student selection procedures, lesson planning, teaching materials and assessment.

Conclusion: Crowdsourcing is associated with innovative activities through collective solution seeking via a large network of users. It is increasingly being adopted in healthcare training and maybe transferable to educational activities within the field of radiography education.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1532-2831
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2019 09:29
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:24

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