Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2012 - June 19, 2012. Hunter JA 1 , Khan AF 2 , Zhong R 3 , Hsieh JTCH 1 , Wolfe D 2 and the SCI KMN 1: Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation 2: Parkwood Hospital, Lawson Health Research Institute 3: Rick Hansen Foundation.
Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2012 - June 19, 2012
Hunter JA1, Khan AF2, Zhong R3, Hsieh JTCH1, Wolfe D2 and the SCI KMN
1: Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation 2: Parkwood Hospital, Lawson Health Research Institute 3: Rick Hansen Foundation
The Most Difficult Part of Communication is to
Ensure that it Happens!
The Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge
We are … 6 Canadian rehabilitation centres working together to uniformly apply the principles of Implementation Science to facilitate best practice adoption in the area of secondary complications to SCI.
Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment
Benefits of our Community of Practice
Different Physical Locations
Concerted Effort towards change
Sharing Work and Expertise
Challenges of the Network
Different Time Zones
How do we Overcome these Challenges?
Online collaboration is a fancy way of saying “a group of people trying to complete work toward a common goal via communications technology.”
Jonathan Eyler-Werve, technology consultant who specializes in making technology accessible
The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) made an in-kind contribution of their SharePoint licence to the SCI KMN.
RHI provides IT and technical support, while the actual creation of the site, design and local administration is performed internally within the SCI KMN.
Working virtually on SharePoint allows all SCI KMN members to:
participate in content creation
host discussions online
share information / files
give feedback / feedforward
automatically archive changes
SharePoint + SCI KMN
Educating the Network
We pre-recorded Online “Webinars” to educate SCI KMN members on how to easily use SharePoint and answer Frequently Asked Questions. Some sample webinars are:
Introduction to SharePoint (20 min)
How to Upload, Download and Modify Documents (8 min)
How to set up Alerts (8 min)
Changing passwords (document)
New SharePoint Tools (8 min)
Transitioning to an Online Workspace
There have been less “new” users each month using the site and now most of the users are “regular” returning users
User Uptake has been Strong
SharePoint has streamlined SCI KMN communication.
...Reducing Email Inbox Traffic!
The SCI KMN’s power lies in it’s Community of Practice:
The SCI KMN SharePoint website facilitates our internal communication.
It organizes our work, tracks our progress and keeps our network motivated from within.
P.S. ...... Keep an eye out for our external website.
Coming soon – www.scikmn.com
SCI KMN Members
Moving Forward as a Team
The Spinal Cord Injury
Knowledge Mobilization Network