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SCIE elearning: Managing knowledge to improve social care Andrew Booth Andrew Booth is Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) where he also holds the corporate title of Director of Information. With over twenty-five years experience in health information, in organisations including the Medical Research Council, the King’s Fund and the NHS, Andrew is one of the most experienced trainers of health information staff in the country, both face to face and via the FOLIO Programme, an interactive elearning programme originally commissioned by the National Library for Health. Andrew’s experience of knowledge management in social care is a natural progression from his work with the NHS. Rowan Purdy Rowan is an energetic advocate for sharing and learning. Rowan spent seven years working in the public sector as national knowledge management lead for the National Institute for Mental Health in England and the Care Services Improvement Partnership. Sandra Ward Dion Lindsay

Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial Welcome to the home page of the IRISS Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial. This tutorial was derived from the Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) Information Literacy pack. Objective This tutorial will provide you with an understanding of information literacy in six simple steps. Each step includes activities that will help you develop your information literacy skills. What is information literacy? In a nutshell, information literacy is about how to find the information you need quickly and use it effectively. By gaining information literacy skills, you will understand how to approach your information need, know where to look for information, how to find it, judge whether it is reliable and useful, and share your information effectively with others. Please feel free to contact us with any feedback or suggestions. Now you are ready to move onto Step 1.

Yammer? Not here you don’t. | Just do it! Social media in the workplace … everybody who wishes to access the internet should be able to and … it is the role of government to ensure that everybody in our society has the opportunity to develop digital skills. A world class Digital Scotland will be one in which internet access is considered as a utility on a par with access to electricity and gas, and where digital literacy takes it place alongside conventional literacy and numeracy at the heart of our education system. Access to the internet should not be considered a luxury in a modern country. So says the Scottish Government in a report published back in April (Digital Participation: A National Framework for Local Action). Recently SSSC set up a Yammer network to enable people working in social care to exchange knowledge and experience on self directed support. Well I knew that this was really too good to be true. Making links and sharing resources: exactly what the modern workplace is supposed to be all about. Precisely.

Why can't I access stuff on the web? Support for your business case Support for your business case Why am I not allowed to: Watch video?Listen to audio?Add buttons to my browser? Doing these things is just the natural evolution of the web. Blocking access to web-based tools and services inhibits digital participation and thwarts the acquisition of digital literacy skills, both of which are fundamental elements of the Scottish Government's digital strategy. In practice this means allowing the workforce much greater freedom to use social media in the workplace. Who says? Socitm, Society of Information Technology Management ...adopting modern approaches to digital service development will pay dividends...Socitm members should be in no doubt that the digital agenda will play out in their organisations, with digital technologies and methods helping deliver better services and better value for money. Trying to block social media is an approach doomed to failure, simply because it is impossible to stop people using it. Socitm’s response to some common objections:

Social care meets social media – what's holding the sector back? | Social Care Network | Guardian Professional Social care operates on a basis of confidentiality. As so much of the service deals with sensitive information about individuals and the care they require, the handling of that information is of huge importance. Yet social media sites – such as Twitter and Facebook – are built on the free sharing of information, however personal. It isn't hard to see the conflict. "This could be the reason why social care hasn't been as progressive in its use of social media", says Claudia Megele, a senior lecturer at Middlesex university. Historically, the sector has been reluctant to engage with newer forms of communication, and it seems likely that this is connected to the risks of being online as a professional. Additionally, if social care professionals are on social media then they are at risk of being targeted by online trolls who have an axe to grind with the profession – of whom there are a fair few. But, despite all this, "the situation is changing", says Megele. Support is important.

Communication & Collaboration Tools to Help You Move Faster | Product - Yammer With Yammer, you’re always connected to coworkers, information and conversations. Tap into your network to find exactly what you need and discover things you didn’t know to quickly make decisions, get work done and keep moving. The Web is 25 years old today – so how has it changed the way we learn? Updated: 15 April 2014 25 years ago today, on 12 March 1989, the British scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal to develop a distributed information system for CERN, and in doing so lay down the foundation for what was to become the World Wide Web. In the ensuing 25 years there can be few people whose lives haven’t been influenced by the Web in some way or other. But how has it changed the way we learn? My own research (particular involving my Top 100 Tools for Learning survey over the last 7 years) has shown that many us are now learning very differently, but the most striking thing is that we are taking control of our own learning in ways not possible before. But more than this many of us are using social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ to build a personal/professional network of trusted friends and colleagues. “Knowledgeable networkers are very good at what they do, and at the same time, do not pretend to know it all. Learning in the workplace

Social media should be an essential part of new social workers’ toolkits | Social Care Network | The Guardian From production and management of services to workforce development and community engagement strategy, local authorities and councillors are exploring the potential of digital media for co-production and enhancement of services. The fast pace of technology means greater and more powerful means of collaboration and transformation of services and the workforce. However, we also need to be aware of potential knowledge gaps that could affect both the workforce and the users of services. Indeed, as noted in Ruth Hardy’s recent article Social care meets social media – what’s holding the sector back?, the social care sector has shown a certain amount of apprehension when it comes to adopting social media technology. In my experience, the main concerns around use of social media in social care and social work focus on confidentiality, privacy and managing information sensitively. The use of Google Glass could have allowed her to see her baby as he was nursed, held and fed.

Social Media in Social Work Education - Social Work - Browse & Buy "The next generation of social services will rely on a backbone of new technology and confident, IT-savvy social care and health specialists." … I smiled as I read through my undergraduate dissertation this week. It was written many years ago and was about the internet, and its implications on social work practice. Yes, I was a geek even back then! So much has changed since I wrote it… but there were things that I wrote that are still topical today. One of the things that has taken off has been the advent of social media – such as Facebook, Twitter and many more. Our ability to work together in groups, creating value that is greater than the sum of its parts, is one of our greatest assets. We can find people with similar interests, we can share knowledge and experiences, we can learn from each other and we have an opportunity to develop ourselves personally and professionally.

Awesome Chart on " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " Adult learning is a vast area of educational research and probably one of the most complicated. Adults learn differently and have different strategies in learning. Adults Learning Theory and Principles explain in details these strategies and sheds more light on how adults cultivate knowledge. Talking about adult learning brings us to the concept of Andragogy. Adults are internally motivated and self-directedAdults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiencesAdults are goal orientedAdults are relevancy orientedAdults are practicalAdult learners like to be respected Tom Whitby wrote this great article " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " in which he argued for using these same principles of adults learning in kids learning.