Online and Digital Group Communication, Interaction, Collaboration, Teaching and Learning

Online and Digital Group Communication, Interaction, Collaboration, Teaching and Learning

Reynaldo O. Joson, MD, MHA, MHPEd, MS Surg

February 15, 2016

I have been utilizing online and digital tools for group communication since 1999 (Yahoogroups – Educational for Health Development in the Philippines and UPCM74).  In 2002, I created the Yahoogroup for Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center Department of Surgery which contributed to the winning of the Department of the Asian Hospital Management Awards in 2004 – Knowledge Management System).  In 2003, I created the Yahoogroup for the Senior Management Team of Manila Doctors Hospital.  In 2006, I created the Yahoogroup for GS1 of the Department of Surgery of Philippine General Hospital and the Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Committee of Manila Doctors Hospital.  All in all, I think I have created a total of about 30 email groups (both Yahoogroups and Googlegroups).  I think in 2012, I shifted to Googlegroups because I could not just add names into the Yahoogroups anymore.

In 2011, I started using Facebook Groups for group communication.

I used cellphones (digital) to complement the online group communication when there are urgent messages to transmit.  Also, for online teaching, I created websites to complement group learning.

There are now a lot of media or tools for online and digital group communication.  Most, if not all, of them are free save the Internet access (free if there is Wi-Fi).  These tools consist of the following: group emailing – Yahoogroups and Googlegroups; Facebook Groups; Viber-groups; cellphones; Twitter; Asana; etc.

I find the online and digital group communication very useful and efficient for group communication; group interaction; collaborative and interactive learning; teaching; coordination; information dissemination; and networking.   I recommend you use it if you need to do group communication.

I have been using it for my online Education for Health Development in the Philippines program since 1999.

Education for Health Development in the Philippines Yahoogroup – October 31, 1999

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University of the Philippines College of Medicine Class 74 Yahoogroup – December 23, 1999 (still functioning as of 2016)

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Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center Department of Surgery Yahoogroup – 2002 (still functioning as of 2016)

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MDH SMT Yahoogroup – 2003 (still functioning as of 2016)

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MDH Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Committee Yahoogroups – 2006 (still functioning as of 2016)

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Philippine General Hospital GS1 Yahoogroups – 2006 (still functioning as of 2016)

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Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning on Admitting Service Yahoogroup – 2010

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Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning on Breast Wellness Center Yahoogroup – 2010

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OCIL on Communication Management System – Ciudad Medical Zamboanga Googlegroup – 2014

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OCIL on Sri Lanka Safe Hospital Initiative Googlegroup – 2014

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OCIL on Maternal Mortality Rate Reduction in Zamboanga Peninsula Googlegroup – 2015

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