Thing4 challenges us to use digital media to get ourselves organised. The suggested tasks include setting up Evernote, Diigo and Remember the Milk.
I set up an Evernote account a few weeks ago, and am still learning about its capacity. So my goal is to use it more often and become comfortable with it.
I will look at Diigo and Remember the Milk and decide if they are useful to my role as a rural health advocate. I’d like to look into Doodle too!
I do a lot of pro bono work on rural health issues, and have just heard that I have been appointed to the Advisory Committee to the National Rural Health Alliance. I commence pro bono (or volunteer) with them at the end of July. I am also active as a health advocate on rural health and am active in a number of peak bodies from NCOSS to Health Consumers NSW, and the Australian Women’s Health Network. I won a scholarship to act as a rural health advocate to a symposium at Macquarie University and appeared on a panel and spoke to rural health issues in health research design: the current trend is to bring health consumers (patients, clients) in as co-designers of research, and the symposium examined how to make this a reality rather than wishful thinking. So I have lots of pro bono work to organise and to be effective in – I want to serve my community effectively and with passion and zest!- and I am thinking that I will use what I am learning here at CSU in my health advocacy work. It seems congruent too with the Values of CSU and the idea of using university learning to serve the public good, and also with our inspiring Yindyamarra ethos.
I took a quick look at something recommended by 23Things and that is the Educause “7 Things You Should Know About”, and I downloaded the one about social media and the one about Antagonish 2.0 – I haven’t read them yet but I will commit some time to this.
I have also taken some time to watch the 3 video in Thing2 again and to consider them. David Whites work made the biggest impact on me, as noted in an earlier blog post! But I am also reminded how much a bit of revision, and re-visiting the earlier Thing exercises, deepens learning. So another goal is to do some more revision and revisiting rather than just surging quickly forward into other Things! Goodness, I better make a list – and use a digital tool to do it and organise my professional development at CSU!