© 2018 Objectives: Crowdsourcing works through an institution outsourcing a function normally performed by an employee or group of individuals. Within a crowdsource users, known as the crowd, form a community who voluntarily undertake a task which involves the pooling of knowledge resources. A literature review was undertaken to identify how the tool is being used in health professions education, and potential for use in radiography education. Key Findings: 17 papers were returned. Literature identified was assessed against an established crowdsourcing definition. Reviewing these yielded four themes for discussion: student selection procedures, lesson planning, teaching materials and assessment. Conclusion: Crowdsourcing is associated with innovative activities through collective solution seeking via a large network of users. It is increasingly being adopted in healthcare training and maybe transferable to educational activities within the field of radiography education.
St John-Matthews, J., Newton, P. M., Grant, A. J., & Robinson, L. (2019). Crowdsourcing in health professions education: What radiography educators can learn from other disciplines. Radiography, 25(2), 164-169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.11.006