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Online Social Media as a Curation Tool for Teaching

Shaw, Ryan J. PhD, RN; Sperber, Marc A. MS; Cunningham, Traven MSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000178
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This case study shows how students used online social media to disseminate curated knowledge to the public. This is a “redefined” way of having the students show that they have analyzed the existing knowledge on a topic, synthesized/reorganized it in a meaningful way, and created a new presentation of that knowledge in various ways. This case study demonstrates an effective teaching approach to ensure that students develop competencies in teamwork, collaboration, and informatics.

Author Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Shaw), Educational Technology Specialist (Mr Sperber), Former Student (Ms Cunningham), School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Shaw, School of Nursing, Duke University, 307 Trent Dr, Durham, NC 27705 (

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Accepted for publication: April 4, 2015

Published ahead of print: May 21, 2015

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