Twitter was a big thing at the conference and a few of us, (myself, Cadogan and John Cronin) had the idea of documenting the use of new media at the conference. We got a few other folk involved, set up some databases and this publication was the result.
It’s not the highest science in the world, but it’s a useful piece to document the rise of online platforms for teaching and involving other people
I’m aware of the irony of a paper on FOAMed being neither free nor open access but as per the EMJ publishing license I’m allowed to share the pdf file with up to 100 of you, so if you can’t get access to the file send me an email and I can get you a copy. I’m also allowed to publish the text of the manuscript which I’ve embedded below as a google doc (if it doesn’t load just refresh the page)
Thanks again to Audun at Symplur.com who provided the awesome “network centrality analysis” as a way of visualising how the conversation at ICEM 2012 happened.
If anyone is keen to do similar studies on some of the upcoming or more recent EM conferences then I’d love to hear from you.
Feedback is as ever welcome.