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The FEM Wiki Project: A Conversion of a Training Resource for Field Epidemiologists into a Collaborative Web 2.0 Portal

Kostkova, P; Szomszor, M; (2011) The FEM Wiki Project: A Conversion of a Training Resource for Field Epidemiologists into a Collaborative Web 2.0 Portal. In: Szomszor, M and Kostkova, P, (eds.) Electronic Healthcare: Third International Conference, eHealth 2010, Casablanca, Morocco, December 13-15, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. (pp. pp. 119-126). Springer: Berlin & Heidelberg, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

While an ever increasing popularity of online wiki platforms, user-tagging tools, blogs, and forums is the core characteristic of the Web 2.0 era, converting an existing high-quality training module into a collaborative online space for an active community of practice (CoP) while preserving its quality approval processes is a challenging task. This is the aim of the ECDC-funded Field Epidemiology Manual (FEM) wiki project, based on training resources organized in 17 chapters developed for the European EPIET epidemiology training programme. This paper describes the challenges, solutions, and development processes behind the FEM wiki portal – an online collaborative Web 2.0 platform taking advantage of the user-generated input while preserving the structure, editorial processes and style of the existing FEM manual. We describe the need for ECDC-recognised content and discuss the editorial roles developed in this European project but applicable to any other training resource converted into an online wiki platform.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The FEM Wiki Project: A Conversion of a Training Resource for Field Epidemiologists into a Collaborative Web 2.0 Portal
Event: 2010 International Conference on Electronic Healthcare (eHealth 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-3-642-23634-1
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23635-8_15
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23635-8_15
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Web 2.0, Wiki, Community of Practise, collaborative tools
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084558
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