Feb 082013
 

Do you still think Facebook is frivolous and Twitter nothing more than updates on what you ate for breakfast? Think again.

More and more, social media platforms are being used by health sciences thought leaders to promote their work and connect with others who share similar interests and passions. And now, Laupus Library is providing our budding experts in the medical, dental, nursing and allied health fields with free online access to a series of presentations and tutorials on how to leverage these channels to their professional advantage.

The Social MEDia Course is the brainchild of Dr. Bertalan Mesko who said, “Digital literacy must be in the medical curriculum globally.” We agree.

Comprised of 16 self-paced, easy-to-access presentations, the course covers everything from how to use Twitter and Tumblr effectively to strategies for connecting and collaborating with fellow medical professionals from across the world.

Laupus provides Division of Health Sciences faculty, staff, and students with free access to presentations and corresponding materials, regardless of whether or not they register to attend a presentation.

This is another example of the innovative resources Laupus provides to keep our campus on the cutting edge of the health sciences field.  We look forward to following the current – and future – thought leaders among us on social media!

You can find more information here: http://thecourse.webicina.com/pages

–Kelly R. Dilda
Public Communications Specialist
Laupus Library

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