Presentation on theme: "New Technologies for Health Literacy Education"— Presentation transcript:
1 New Technologies for Health Literacy Education Brenda Janot, Graduate Student M.E.TCollege of Education, Department of Educational TechnologyBoise State University, Boise Idaho, USAPerspectives on Distance learningNew Technologies for Health Literacy Education20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, July 2010, Geneva, Switzerland
2 Challenges and Opportunities Advantages New Technologies Overview1Purpose Statement2Challenges and Opportunities3Advantages New Technologies4Limitations5Recommendations
3 Purpose StatementThe purpose of this paper is to address the impact of new technology on health literacy education.Comprehensive Health Promotion should be inclusive in both developed and developing counties.Currently there are geographical barriers, as well as social economic, and cultural barriers.
4 ObjectivesThe role of new technology is to overcome the current barriers to health promotion educationPotential SolutionsReach a Larger Target AudienceFocus on Community Based Educational ProgramsTrain the Trainers-Implement new methods and strategies to access health promotion education with social mediaCreate a social context for online learning across cultures and generations
5 Challenges and Opportunities Challenges and Opportunities: Mobile LearningChallenge I: Third Generation Intelligent AgentsChallenge II: Confidentiality Issues, MalfeasanceChallenge III: Sustainable Development, Cultural PracticesOpportunity I: Improved Healthcare in the Developing WorldOpportunity II: Open Source SoftwareOpportunity III: Send and Receive Data
6 Advantages New Technologies ObjectiveValues & PrinciplesCurrent SituationMobile device technologies, video conferencing, and Web 2.0 applications reach a diverse audience in developed and developing countries.Approach instruction through the lens of cultural diversity. Ensure global equity with access to health information. Build self-efficacy in the technical environment.Given new technology trends in both real time and store-and-forward, social media instruction influences health literacy across cultures and borders.
7 Limitations Equipment Requirements Requires expertise in order to access technologyPotential AbuseIt is important to present information which assures credibility and represents situations accuratelyBottom Up ApproachAcquire information from health workers in the field who work with people in the community and know the situation on the ground
8 Recommendations How do we change behavior? We must change behavior by impacting the belief system.In order to impact health literacy, Public Health Professionals have to support an infrastructure which shares a common purpose.This is accomplished by trial and error and work in the field and community.The review of the literature suggests that distance learning impacts health professionals as well as health consumers.For this reason content development of quality health information must be designed to attract health consumers who utilize new media applications.
9 Perspectives on Distance Learning Brenda Janot, Graduate Student, M.E.T.College of Education, Department of Educational TechnologyBoise State University, Boise Idaho, USAPerspectives on Distance LearningThank You !