PubMed Bootcamp – Twitter for Education

It all began a little over a week ago, when I posted a link to a Pubmed search in response to a reference question that came out via Twitter. A reply came back that started the ball rolling.
Pubmed Bootcamp - Where it all began
This turned into a conversation including several folk about why, as a single parent of a special needs child it is hard for me to commit to doing a Medical Library Association CE course, and then whether or not we could do something like a CE actually using Twitter.
Pubmed Bootcamp - Summize Search
It actually wasn’t my idea, but it sounded intriguing and I was definitely interested in trying it out. So this past Monday we actually started trying to do a … well, a class, of sorts.
I set up a wiki to hold some of the content, but defined it broadly enough it can hopefully grow into a much larger and more useful resource than simply one course. I set up a Twitter account for the class, and a GroupTweet account so that everyone interested can post a shared dialog to one place.
PubMed Bootcamp
Although it is pretty quiet so far, and not a lot of folk involved in the dialog, that makes it easier starting out. I am frankly thrilled with the dialog that is happening, and excited about the potential.
Tomorrow, we are going to try having our first “in class” game via Twitter.
PubMed Bootcamp
You would be welcome to join us. 🙂


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