Employees rising: seizing the opportunity in employee activism

This report (pdf) from @WeberShandwick brings good news for “employee activists”, the people in organisations who stand up for what is right and are prepared to take action to improve things. We believe that employee activists can and should play a key role in transforming organisations and systems.

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

This is a fantastic and comprehensive list by Jane Hart that outlines the top 100 online learning tools that you can use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning.

Why not identify some tools from the list that you are unfamiliar with, test them out and let us know about them in the comments box.

Sourced by: Clark Quinn @Quinnovator


Creating effective mobile learning in the Social Age

We know that many organisations and institutions, including those in health and care operate and learn in traditional silos. These slides from @Julianstodd explore and discuss how you can benefit from new ways of learning in a social age, where relying on technology to connect and grow communities is becoming the norm.

How crowdsourcing becomes an innovation engine: 6 rules to follow

Crowdsourcing is the process of getting work or funding, usually online, from a crowd of people. The word is a combination of the words ‘crowd’ and ‘outsourcing’. The idea is to take work and outsource it to a crowd of workers.

Crowdsourcing is a net generation tool that can be used effectively by change agents in health and care to engage a diverse group of people in creative processes; patients, families, communities, colleagues, partner organisations. This article by @FrankHatzack explores the six key lessons learned from a bio-tech company that uses internal crowdsourcing to drive its innovation process.

Healthcare Hackdays

Hackathons are used as a method of harvesting innovative ideas and solutions for health and care through active participation from a diverse group of participants with access to open data. Find out more about what does and does not work when running a “healthcare hackathon.”


Inside the mind of the workplace radical

You have to be brave to be an effective change agent in health and care, to stand up and challenge the status quo. This piece shows recent research on courage at work. The good news is that courage is not a personality trait. It is something that we can learn.

Sourced by: Adi Gaskell @adigaskell

Social media & me

You’ve probably heard a lot about social media, and you’re probably even already even using it. But we know that many people still feel unsure about what they can and cannot share; when to join online conversations; and what social media can be useful for – both in our home and work lives. If you have recently joined, or are thinking about joining; or even if you’re a social media pro but could do with a refresher about social media etiquette, then our new, short film is for you.

Brought to you in collaboration between the team at The Edge, and Anne Cooper, nurse, patient and active social media user  (@anniecoops), our film is original and exclusive content to The Edge, and has been produced to help give you some tips and confidence to use social media to its potential.

Please also feel free to share our film in your presentations at conferences and in your organisations.

We hope you enjoy it, and please do tweet us (@theedgenhs) to let us know what you think.

Read more about social media and the NHS here and on Anne Copper’s blog

1 24 25 26