Will health students engage with a health information blog?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336264
Title:
Will health students engage with a health information blog?
Authors:
Bhandol, Janine
Abstract:
Background: The health librarian at the University of Bedfordshire wanted to explore ways of reaching out to health students, especially distance learners and those juggling studies with full-time work. Objectives: The aim of this action research study was to assess the impact of a health information blog on a cohort of distance and part time learners studying for MSc Public Health. Methods: Data was collected by means of an online survey and visits to the blog were monitored using the Google Analytics programme. Results: Almost half of respondents reported that they had not visited the blog as they were not aware that the blog existed, despite targeted publicity and emails alerting them to the blog. However, students who had visited the blog found the information useful, both for preparing assignments and in their professional health care practice. Conclusions: Libraries need to ensure that blogs are adequately marketed and promoted, otherwise it is unlikely that they will be successful.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Bhandol, J. (2012) 'Will health students engage with a health information blog?', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2 (1), pp.21-26.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336264
Additional Links:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-2-issue-1/will-health-students-engage-with-a-health-information-blog
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Volume 2; Issue 1
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBhandol, Janineen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-27T12:26:32Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-27T12:26:32Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-
dc.identifier.citationBhandol, J. (2012) 'Will health students engage with a health information blog?', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2 (1), pp.21-26.en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/336264-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The health librarian at the University of Bedfordshire wanted to explore ways of reaching out to health students, especially distance learners and those juggling studies with full-time work. Objectives: The aim of this action research study was to assess the impact of a health information blog on a cohort of distance and part time learners studying for MSc Public Health. Methods: Data was collected by means of an online survey and visits to the blog were monitored using the Google Analytics programme. Results: Almost half of respondents reported that they had not visited the blog as they were not aware that the blog existed, despite targeted publicity and emails alerting them to the blog. However, students who had visited the blog found the information useful, both for preparing assignments and in their professional health care practice. Conclusions: Libraries need to ensure that blogs are adequately marketed and promoted, otherwise it is unlikely that they will be successful.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 2en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 1en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-2-issue-1/will-health-students-engage-with-a-health-information-blogen
dc.subjectengagementen
dc.subjectbloggingen
dc.subjecthealth studentsen
dc.subjecthealth informationen
dc.titleWill health students engage with a health information blog?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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