Semantic web, reusable learning objects, personal learning networks in health: key pieces for digital health literacy

Konstantinidis, Stathis and Wharrad, Heather and Windle, Richard and Bamidis, Panagiotis (2017) Semantic web, reusable learning objects, personal learning networks in health: key pieces for digital health literacy. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 238 . pp. 219-222. ISSN 1879-8365

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Abstract

The knowledge existing in the World Wide Web is exponentially expanding, while continuous advancements in health sciences contribute to the creation of new knowledge. There are a lot of efforts trying to identify how the social connectivity can endorse patients' empowerment, while other studies look at the identification and the quality of online materials. However, emphasis has not been put on the big picture of connecting the existing resources with the patients “new habits” of learning through their own Personal Learning Networks. In this paper we propose a framework for empowering patients' digital health literacy adjusted to patients' currents needs by utilizing the contemporary way of learning through Personal Learning Networks, existing high quality learning resources and semantics technologies for interconnecting knowledge pieces. The framework based on the concept of knowledge maps for health as defined in this paper. Health Digital Literacy needs definitely further enhancement and the use of the proposed concept might lead to useful tools which enable use of understandable health trusted resources tailored to each person needs

Item Type: Article
Keywords: eHealth literacy, Personal learning environments in Health, PLE, service user
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: 10.3233/978-1-61499-781-8-219
Depositing User: Konstantinidis, Stathis
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 13:18
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 00:29
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45603

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