Tuesday, 6 January 2009

OTmeetingspace gets a home!

The idea that started out as a tiny spark has now become a full blown towering inferno! Thanks to a very unusual Christmas gift the project now has a website for us to try out features. We wanted initially to create an opportunity for OTs to volunteer their skills online using the best of web 2.0 technology but quickly recognised the projects potential. We started out on a Facebook group and things snowballed from there! For me this is so exciting, but also a bit daunting! I'm only really a web 2.0 rookie and although I'm an experienced therapist I'm not used to working on global projects for sure! Luckily OT's (I've found) are a friendly, helpful and dedicated bunch on the whole and I've been lucky enough to have the support of lots of international colleagues. However I would like to say a special thank you to Sarah Bodell from Salford Uni for her motivation and help with getting so far in such a short space of time.

I'm naturally a "yes" person so I need to make sure I temper my enthusiasm for the project with the day job and home life but I like to think that though my "yes" tendencies can be a logistical nightmare it opens up the world to me.

For me, like the techno kit I use in the day job, technology is a means to an end. That end might be increasing a patients sense of self worth through the creativity of Internet access or voice output communication or the end might be finding ways to promote the profession I really believe in. Anyway come on over and have a look at the site and get excited!


  1. Hi, thank you very much for following my blog. Look forward to hearing from you especially as I think we have lots in common as we both woek in health, even though we are in different professions.

    best wishes for the new year, Sarah

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  3. Thanks Sarah, I'm still a bit green about all things web 2.0 but finding lots out there to motivate me and plenty of friendly support!