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1 Global Health eLearning: Tom Hall - Berkeley Kelly Lee - LSHTM Vic Neufeld - Queens U Srinath Reddy - India Duncan Saunders – U of A opportunities and pitfalls

2 Allan Davison, Barb Berry Arun Chockalingam, Steve Corber Iraj Poureslami, David MacLean Simon Fraser University

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? Desire to be “good global corporate citizens" Causes of inequities – how to diminish them Soros, Buffett, Bill Gates Jeffrey Sachs jobs money drugs ideas infectious agents remedies

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

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

7 3 rd millennium teaching & learning memorization just in time vs just in case world-wide course delivery problem-based learning

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

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

10 Global Health Modules proliferate

11 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

12 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.

13 Distance-courses are being implemented what is available? what is desirable? quality design Research Practice Capacity Building Team-Building Outcome: To help nations improve their health

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

15 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

16 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

17 Opportunities Nutrition in Medicine: Stephen S Zeisel Student intro to nutrition in pregnancy Problem based learning strategies Patient case 6 Nicole Part 4

18 Reasons for optimism Knowledge consumers Knowledge transfer Knowledge producers White men in suits – we never see them again Studied to death – nothing changes

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

20 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

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

22 what is GH? 21 st Century instruction Why eLearning? Web resources – what’s missing? Opportunities & pitfalls

23 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

24 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

25 Take home message Global health is a mushrooming area of study graduates offer benefits to humanity distance delivery of courses is a no-brainer only consortia can deliver the required quality the opportunity will quickly evaporate

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

27 Development health capacity building education knowledge transfer

28 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

29 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?

30 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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