Monday, February 15, 2010

Wiki for midwifery education.

Some time ago, way back in 2007 I did a course called facilitating online learning communities through Otago Polytechnic and Manakau Institute of Technology. I became very interested in open access education and making resources available for those who have an interest to study. I started this blog at that time and, for a while, was an enthusiastic contributor to online discussion fora etc. Laterly I have been very involved with developing a new programme through Otago Polytechnic for undergraduate midwifery education and have not been very active at all online discussions or posting on this blog. It all just takes too much time.
However I did start a repository for material that I felt could be useful for midwifery education. I commenced a wiki in wikieducator to store this material and to make it accessible to any who wishes to use it. I have tinkered with this wiki from time to time and it has grown over time.
I am aware that this wiki does not get much exposure. I know this blog is rarely frequented also but, in an effort to raise the profile of this wiki I am posting here. Any midwives, or midwifery educators who wish to add content to the wiki are welcome to do so.
Go and have a look and see what you think, follow this link.


Ingrid said...

As a prospective midwifery student, I've found your blog really interesting. Thanks for the heads up on your wiki... I'll be checking back often!

Carolyn said...

Thanks for your comment Ingrid. I am glad you have found this blog interesting and hope you find the Wiki useful too.

Jillian Clarke said...

Hi Carolyn,
I think the wiki is a great idea and I would be happy to promote it to Austrlain midwives and students alike. I thought about starting one for Australian midwives but really don't see the point of reinventing the wheel. Even though our system over here is a little different to yours (things are changing, although I feel it will be quite a while before we reach the autonony and support of the public health system that NZ midwives experience)I look forward to developing the skills from Sarah's OFC to assist me in contributing to your fantastic wiki.

Carolyn said...

Great to hear from you Jillian. When I find new things i try to remember to put them on the wiki but sometimes forget. I also think the wiki could do with some reorganisation and design work and would really value any help anyone is able to give to developing it further.

charo said...

hi carolyn Im Charo Enoc Pascual im married with 3 kids am a midwife in profession with a maternity clinic whom i managed...and now im continuing my midwifery profession to become a Bachelor Science in doing rigth now a research work regarding Midwifery Education...thanx...and GOD BLESS

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