Knowledge management

Knowledge into practice

Iriss.fm, episode 92

Finding, using and sharing knowledge on social care. Michael McEwanof Able Radio talks to Dr Ann Wales about translating knowledge into practice.  Anne is Programme Director for Knowledge Management with NHS Education for Scotland (NES).  She explains the relationship between SSKS (Social Services Knowledge Scotland) and the Knowledge Network, going to talk about the Strategy and Action Plan for Embedding Knowledge in Practice in Scotland's Social Services.

Personal learning networks introduction - Malcolm Wright

Personal learning networks

NES Chief Executive Malcolm Wright. The social use of knowledge is an important strand of the Knowledge into Action strategy which aims to make finding and using knowledge a routine part of everyday work. By social use of knowledge we mean the tools, techniques and skills that connect people so that they can share experience and find ways of applying knowledge.

Personal learning networks introduction - Alison Petch

Personal learning networks

The knowledge management strategy for the social services highlights the vital role of social media and urges organisations to encourage and nurture the innovative use of web-based interactive tools for communication, collaboration and learning.

Pearltrees

Pearltrees is a creative and visual way to save and manage your favourite websites or 'pearls' as they are known. 'Pearls' - websites, files, photos and notes - can be saved and organised into what's known as 'pearltrees'. These 'trees' can be created and organised around subjects of interest. For example, you may have an interest in photography and want to save lots of interesting websites, blogs, photos on the topic. Using Pearltrees it's simple.

The Hub

The Care Inspectorate, the independent scrutiny and improvement body for care services in Scotland, has launched The Hub, a website that provides access to resources aimed at supporting improvement in social services and social care through the use and sharing of intelligence and research-led practice. A fully accessible website, the content is provided in three categories: knowledge, innovation and improvement.

Capacity building for mobile learning

Simple and accessible tools to help you create, find and share learning materials

During 2012-13 Iriss, in partnership with the SSSC ran a series of workshops for people involved in designing or delivering learning.

Why?

The Knowledge Management Strategy for the social services recognises that web-based tools - social bookmarking, Twitter, newsfeeds, Google search and Facebook - are now widely used for communication, collaboration and learning.

IRISS.FM - Ian Watson

Iriss Champions network meeting

Ian Watson, Programme Manager at Iriss, speaks about IRISS.FM, internet radio for Scotland's social services.

He also speaks about access to social media in the workplace.

Recorded at the Iriss Champions network meeting.

Improving access to research for the social services

Can higher education digital repositories help?

Higher education repositories are on-line spaces where university staff can deposit their research outputs, making them available for anyone to access for free. This report explores the potential for higher education repositories in Scotland to make a greater contribution to improving access to research for the social services.