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1 Iraj Poureslami, Dave MacLean, Tom Hall, Steve Corber, Arun Chockalingam, Barb Berry, Simon Fraser University Allan Davison Health Sciences

2 Global Health eLearning: Contributors: Kelly Lee - LSHTM Vic Neufeld - Queens U Srinath Reddy - India Duncan Saunders -U of A Opportunities and Pitfalls

3 Global health distance learning What is GH? 21 st Century instruction Why eLearning? Web resources – what’s missing? Opportunities & pitfalls

4 "International" vs "Global" Health Why now? Globalization’s impact Causes of inequities – how to diminish them Self-interest: SARS, HIV-AIDS, W Nile, Avian 'flu, Hanta jobs money drugs ideas infectious agents remedies Development: global inequities > instability Desire to be “good global corporate citizens" Global exchange

5 To help the peoples of the world safeguard & improve their health development knowledge transfer capacity building education health

6 Growing need for trained personnel Millennium development goals Grameen foundation Millennium village project Needs are in the global south … … instruction is mainly in north Distance learning is the answer, and courses are proliferating, but quality rivalling classroom instruction is elusive

7 Distance learning – the future Success → proliferation undergrad / graduate streams, conferences universality of subject matter geographical distribution of audiences

8 Opportunity: Agreement re content Globalization & p olicy (cost benefit analysis) “Barefoot” emergency nurses & dispensaries Team player Evidence-based decision making Advocate persuasively Can assemble resources – well connected Mosquito nets & insecticides Seeds Safe water Mosquito nets Pharmaceuticals Masters training goals … agents of change Needs

9 Opportunity: Infrastructure Exists 1. Individual online course packages - fee-based – some shared freely 2. Free but public domain resources notably the Global Health SuperCourse 3. Free quality-controlled compendia 4. For-profit "ePacks" by textbook publishers linked to course management systems notably the Global Health Education Consortium credit or non-credit 5. Well funded educational consortia unmoderated Nutrition in Medicine NIH

10 3 rd millennium teaching & learning Memorization vs … just in time vs just in case … case-studies problem-based learning

11 1. Quality control 2. Foundations of health literacy for individuals 4. Teaching the teachers linked to course management systems 5. Well funded educational consortia Nutrition in Medicine NIH 3. Collaborations that allow economies of scale with very little prerequisite knowledge - Rob Stead & prevent wasteful duplication, see BCcampus Pitfalls: What’s missing

12 Resources OECD Report E-learning in Tertiary Education - WHERE DO WE STAND ? MERLOT:MERLOT: (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) This repository of over 220 peer- reviewed Learning objects "is a FREE and OPEN resource designed primarily for faculty and students in higher education." High quality interactive online learning materials. Here's their "Tasting Room" page. 07/10/01"Tasting Room" Global health eLearning centre USAID Perinatal care; Youth reproductive health: HIV, contraception (standard days method); Logistics for health commodities; M&E; Malaria; Tuberculosis 2nd Intl conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer aided Learning, (IMCL2007). Al-Jubaiha, Amman, Jordan. Global health educational consortium Global health supercourse

13 Agreement regarding nuts & bolts Policy (cost benefit analysis) Globalization Barefoot emergency nurses & dispensaries Team player Evidence-based decision making Advocate persuasively Can assemble resources – well connected Mosquito nets Seeds Safe water Mosquito nets pharmaceuticals Millenium development goals village

14 The task Elucidate – as a health researcher Educate – as an informed practitioner Advocate – as a health activist Agitate – as a concerned citizen select future leaders in global health give them the best possible resources to safeguard the health of the world's population to improve quality of life to reduce disparities.

15 Distance-courses are being implemented what ‘s available? what ‘s desirable? quality design Research Practice Capacity Building Team-Building Outcome: To help communities improve their health

16 eLearning Resources 1. Individual online course packages - fee-based – some shared freely 2. Free but public domain resources notably the Global Health SuperCourse 3. Free quality-controlled compendia 4. For-profit "ePacks" by textbook publishers linked to course management systems notably the Global Health Education Consortium credit or non-credit 5. Well funded educational consortia unmoderated Nutrition in Medicine NIH

17 Pitfalls & opportunities Benefits worldwide availability of instructional materials toolboxes for change- agents who seek to diminish health inequities Hazards waste of effort inadequate design product overlap quality control

18 Reasons for optimism Knowledge consumers Knowledge transfer Knowledge producers “White men in suits – we never see them again” “Studied to death – nothing changes” Joe Kasonde “Information broker” Implementation

19 Raising the bar Examplars that set a standard – note: Raises question then provides information “Granularity” (modularization) Case studies – learner as researcher Learner centred instruction Relevant to situations in which info will be used Evidence-based practice

20 View some exemplars Nutrition in Medicine: Stephen S Zeisel Student intro to nutrition in pregnancy Problem based learning strategies Patient case 6 Nicole Part 4

21 Roadmap to a quality product Quality control Cross-institute collaboration Involvement of media experts Instructional designers Web designers Field testing External review

22 Consortia among deliverers allows cooperation across institutions develop a distance education model trains local workforces multiple access points scaleable to local needs agreed quality control standards

23 Overview & take home message what is global health & why now? why distance? web resources - what is available? what is missing? The future - opportunities & pitfalls Global health distance learning

24 Out-takes

25 Global health distance learning what is GH? 21 st Century instruction Why eLearning? Web resources – what’s missing? Opportunities & pitfalls

26 Barriers to collaboration rebranding existing materials. institutions need to cover costs and earn income differences regarding content and emphasis a degree of band-wagon jumping differences regarding quality control territorial issues

27 Benefits & opportunities ~agreed contemporary goals: appropriate a degree of altruism regarding global health desired characteristics of graduates learning tools benefits of inter-institutional resource-pooling core skill-set

28 Potential Institutional collaborations UNISA University of Alberta Simon Fraser University to be completed

29 Development health capacity building education knowledge transfer

30 Transitions in learning Teaching  Early life  Just in case  Memorizing facts  In classroom  WWW as a photocopier  just-in-time problem-based learning life long home and worldwide active participant

31 Just-in-time information You’ve received a message from the gallery. Read now? Later? Your viewing pattern suggests you’re interested in early surrealism. Would you like to highlight locations? Yes /no?

32 Resources OECD Report E-learning in Tertiary Education - WHERE DO WE STAND ? MERLOT:MERLOT: (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) This repository of over 220 peer- reviewed Learning objects "is a FREE and OPEN resource designed primarily for faculty and students in higher education." High quality interactive online learning materials. Here's their "Tasting Room" page. 07/10/01"Tasting Room" Global health eLearning centre USAID Perinatal care; Youth reproductive health: HIV, contraception (standard days method); Logistics for health commodities; M&E; Malaria; Tuberculosis 2nd Intl conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer aided Learning, (IMCL2007). Al-Jubaiha, Amman, Jordan. Global health educational consortium [add] Global health supercourse [add]


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