Health and the Social Web

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Health and the Social Web (Health 2.0) aims to engage you in an important and emergent area of expertise that is increasingly important and very challenging for public health and rehabilitation practitioners. The social web requires skill sets that are not typically taught in health courses. Social web-based information, mobilisation, collaboration and evaluation is of a different quality than non-virtual equivalents.

Topics[edit | edit source]

  1. Understanding the underlying philosophy, issues and dilemmas of the social web
  2. Using key social web licensing & copyright(left) conventions and basic site maintenance practices
  3. Engaging in the basics of usability, design and style as these relate to the social web (wikis, emails, micro-blogs, etc)
  4. Deploying social web applications to support community-based health teaching, promotion and mobilisation

Learning Objectives[edit | edit source]

  1. Work collaboratively in large open collaborative projects relating to health across the social web.
  2. Set up, maintain and use health related websites across the social web.
  3. Implement copyright law and privacy protocols as it applies to the social web and maintaining a basic website.
  4. Apply universal design principles to develop websites and communication protocols on the social web.
  5. Critically engage in ethical discussion as a health practitioner, around use of the social web.

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

  • Teaching the iGeneration (William M. Ferriter and Adam Garry), ebook or paper (cost)
  • The Art of Community (Jono Bacon), (first edition is free)
  • Yahoo Style Guide, eBook (cost) or Web-site (free)
  • FLOSS related articles by Richard Stallman, Eric Raymond and Bruce Perens, (free)

See also[edit | edit source]

Social media