Our vision . . .
To freely share knowledge using online technologies to enable occupational therapy practitioners & assistants, educators, researchers & students to participate in vibrant and effective online communities that support the growth & development of occupational therapy.
OT4OT September 2014 ©
OT4OT started as a group of six occupational therapists from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States who were passionate about using online technology for professional development, research, and practice. The movement began in 2010 and now embraces a range of 4OT groups facilitated by a vibrant online community and the founder members regularly coordinate and run activities for the overall benefit of our profession.
In 2014, OT4OT was recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) as an International Advisory Group - Social Media, with a key objective being to support and advise WFOT in empowering occupational therapy practitioners and students with online networking and knowledge brokering.
Typically a knowledge broker operates in multiple markets and technology domains with the function being to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from where it is abundant to where it is needed, Types of activities include establishing access to knowledge, linking of separate knowledge pools and implementation of knowledge in new settings.
We believe that OT4OT is a knowledge broker for our profession.