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I am an Australian occupational therapist, educator and researcher. I have worked as an OT in mental health, vocational rehabilitation and a private surgical hospital. I am passionate using online technology to enhance the knowledge and growth of the occupational therapy profession. In my PhD research I am looking at the role of online technologies in information management and knowledge transfer in occupational therapy. Views expressed and stories shared on this blog are my opinion and do not represent views of my employer or professional registration body.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Technology features in the Northern Territory!

Tonight I found out from Brock via Twitter that the Northern Territory Division of OT Australia has decided that the theme for their State conference in August 2014 will be TechnOT!  That is FANTASTIC news!!!

After about 10 years chipping away at the edges of digital literacy in occupational therapy - along with so many virtual friends - it's fantastic to finally see this theme front & centre at a State conference, well done NT!

I am sitting here thinking about which aspect of my PhD or other work completed with colleagues and students should I propose in an abstract??

I'm also wondering which of my virtual OT colleagues might like to come to Australia in August and present with me?  So many of us have collaborated over the past decade - we are a virtual team who have shared this journey at so many points it would be so fun to share this conference together!  Contact me if you're keen!!

Here's my list of possible topics:
  • The IM-KT framework
  • A portrait of digital literacy in occupational therapy
  • Digital Literacy in Occupational Therapy - A way forward
  • The emergence of ePortfolios in OT education and practice
  • The use of Facebook with vulnerable populations
  • Using digital curation to overcome information overload
  • OT24Vx - the only OT conference you can attend in your PJs
  • How to run an "Online Journal Club"

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