Monday, July 25, 2011

Why is it important for a midwife to learn about online facilitation?

Is online facilitation a skill that belongs to the curriculum of a  midwife and should midwives have online tools in their bags?
There is a saying " Midwives are, where women are". Women, families, even unborn children are online participants in networks and learning environments,. Women seek online information and community with others. WE, midwives have to be there! But how?

Some month ago, I witnessed an educational birth preparation program on Danish Television, a program, that is now an online resource for Danish women.

I want to use the programme as a ground zero for my own exploration of online, digital communication in midwifery practice. Let us have a look:
http://www.dr.dk/sundhed/ditliv/Graviditet/Foedselsforberedelse/

I hope this exploration will lead me to where women are, to what women know and to what women want to share.
Over the next months I want to explore by which  means women can be informed, empowered and connected with each other and with their midwife.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Presentation at the virtual day of the midwife

I am working with the BlOG design: You may see some changes over the next days.I found out how to change colours and use the link function. That´s a start.

http://elluminate.tekotago.ac.nz/play_recording.html?recordingId=1260257189703_1304609246956

This is from some months ago: It is a presentation of our project to create a internet- based digital platform for pregnant women in Denmark. You have to type your mail address, name and than play.

Friday, July 22, 2011

As I thought. many words to read. How many words can you actually understand? Does the logic of links represent the logic of comprehension? Here are some questions regarding midwifery: 
Is is very important for midwives to KNOW women they care for. Some midwives would write small notes, others would write records of personal nature in journals. Some would keep their own journal. If we want to display these scribbles in a digital format, how would we do that? How would we keep them interactive?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Who is who?

This evening I tried to set up this BlOG. First: The name of the BlOG:
My son said the BLOG title has to have connection to the topic. But what is the topic? It could also have a connection to me, who I am, or who I want to be. And than it could have the cats name. My cat is already used as an alter ego on my facebook account. People would love to hear updates about the cat. I tried to look at other blogs and bloggers for inspiration. Always a good idea to fit in somehow. But no: The digital identity is ultimately postmodern.( I come to think about the text in "Strawberry fields forever" )
Working with women and families, I wonder what their digital profiles would be like- in which way their profiles would fit in a general picture, and how we could use their be-titled profiles in our work.