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Completed Projects 2011
Completed Projects 2010
Completed Projects 2009
Completed Projects 2008
Completed Projects 2009
eMentoring in aged and community care, Queensland, Australia
I was employed as project officer for the first six months in 2009 by Aged Care Queensland to implement and evaluate an eMentoring scheme that was funded by the federal Australian government. The results of the project were a CD ROM eMentoring resource which I developed, a series of eMentoring and computer workshops I designed and facilitated throughout Queensland, and the facilitation of eMentoring relationships amongst staff in aged care in Queensland.
To follow the development and results of the project including including how to be an eMentor, matching mentees with mentors, developing the eMentoring handbook and information about the eMentoring and computer skills workshops please
follow the 'eMentoring' label on my blog
Setting the scene for my project:
eMentoring and aged care
Talking to staff in rural Queensland about the issues of accessing and utilising the Internet for work:
The learning needs of aged care and community staff in rural Queensland
Talking to people in rural areas about using social media:
The barriers to eMentoring
Developing eMentoring resources using a Creative Commons license:
eMentoring and Creative Commons Australia
What I learned from the project:
The end of my excellent adventure
Here is a presentation I was asked to give the younger members of Aged Care Queensland about the importance of online networking.
Using The Web To Build A Network
eMentoring and indigenous aged and community care staff, Queensland, Australia
One of the 'failures' of the Aged Care Queensland eMentoring project was to engage indigenous staff. As a result ACQI has receieved funding from the Dept. of Health and Aging to investigate further what mentoring needs indigenous staff have and whether they can be addressed using online technology. As part of this project I have been asked to facilitate a two day workshop in Cairns in November 2009 to find out what indigenous staff think about eMentoring and to show them a few online communication tools such as Skype and Google Docs.
Designing the eMentoring handbook:
Developing resources in plain English
Meeting the needs of indigenous and Torres Straits people
eMentoring for indigenous people:
Flexible learning, eMentoring, cultural differences and sustainability
Mentoring indigenous Australians
Facilitating a forum for indigenous aged care workers, November 2009
Second Life Education New Zealand (SLENZ): Virtual birthing unit and normal birth scenario
commenced December 2008. My role is lead educator in the midwifery project, which involves designing, building and evaluating a
virtual birthing unit
and role play scenario that will be incorporated into midwifery education. Here is the link to
the birth unit in Second Life
and here are all
the resources for the birthing unit
, including lesson plans that I developed. All my reflections and development can be
. Below are a few of the key blog posts about the project.
Introduction to the project
and discussion of my own learning goals.
SLENZ: Formulating plans for the virtual birth unit project.
Outcomes of December 2008 workshop and plans for future development.
The context of midwifery education and Second Life
My first experience of teaching midwifery students in Second Life:
Teaching midwifery students in Second Life
What the students thought about the first stage of the birth unit:
What midwifery students think of the show so far
Testing the second stage of the birth unit:
Second stage of the Second Life virtual birth unit project
What students thought about the second stage of the birth unit:
Students’ first experience of the Second Life normal birth scenario
Some personal reflections:
Reflecting about the virtual birth unit project
The future of Second Life and midwifery education:
Second Life and midwifery education: where to from here?
More personal reflections:
Second Life and midwifery education: reflections on my personal learning
The presentation I gave the Australian College of Midwives conference in September 2009:
Using a virtual birth unit to teach midwifery students
How to design learning activities in Second Life:
Designing learning resources and activities in Second Life
International Day of the Midwife 2009
I worked with Dr Deborah Davis to organize and facilitate a 24 hour virtual event to celebrate International Day of the Midwife - the resulting program and re4cordings of events can be seen on the
. The idea was that free professional development opportunities were provided online for a whole day so there be something going on to suit everyone's time zone. My not so hidden agenda was and continues to be to encourage midwives to think about how they network and collaborate in a free, online environment. My aim for 2010 is to plan from the beginning of the year, to be much better organized and professional in presentation, and seek buy-in and sponsorship from the International Confederation of Midwives.
Brain storming ideas and calling for volunteers:
International Day of the Midwife 2009: 24 hour virtual event
International Day of the Midwife 2009: Reaching midwives who do not have Internet access
: Reflecting on the challenges of networking with midwives in developing countries who do not have access to the Internet
Here's the Animoto video I made for International Day of the Midwife:
International Day of the Midwife 2009: Animoto video
And here's the Prezi presentation I made for the IDM:
Making a Prezi presentation for International Day of the Midwife 2009
The final program:
Program for the virtual International Day of the Midwife
My reflections and comments about the days as well as suggestions for next year:
International Day of the Midwife 2009: reflections and plans for next year
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