Learning management system that is being used by some nonprofits in LDC's - worth looking at for LDC elearning or blended learning solutions.
This paper presents the difficulties, which the students and the teachers are faced with in the distance learning process. We will begin by presenting the technical and the administrative difficulty concerning the student. In the second part we present the technical and conceptual constraints that a teacher have to take into account in the distance learning process.
This is NOT an elearning course - but multi-media with manual, CD ROM and other materials. It does have a computer component to it.
HINARI Access to Research Initiative\n\nThe HINARI Programme, set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Over 6400 journal titles are now available to health institutions in 108 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improved world health.
Website also offers examples of what WHO is currently doing in the area of elearning and online training opportunities for research professionals.
9 April 2008 – Statisticians from India and Cambodia today completed the first video conferencing course provided by a new United Nations programme that aims to boost the quality of information received from Governments of developing countries.
Very interesting "counter" to the growing trend of e-learning in developing countries.
This article takes a brief, sober look at Distance Learning in the context of developing countries. For those who view education as the most important priority for the world’s poorest countries, Distance Learning is perhaps the most significant method for accomplishing a miraculous, leapfrogging transformation. Are courses administered at distance expensive compared to "traditional" ones? What is the cost per student for an on-line MBA, versus one taught face to face with an instructor?
With nearly 85,000 members, the 62-year-old IEEE Computer Society is the world's premier organization of computing professionals, with rich offerings in publications, standards, certifications, conferences, and more.
Has articles on creating e-learning environments in developing country settings.
Traditional education has shifted towards new methods of teaching and learning through the proliferation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The continuous advances in technology enable the realisation of a more distributed structure of knowledge transfer. This becomes critically important for developing countries that lack the resources and infrastructure for implementing cutting-edge education practices. The two main themes of technology in education for developing countries focus either on aspects of technological support for traditional methods and localised processes, or on the investigation of how such technologies may assist distance learning. Commonly such efforts are threefold, relating to content delivery, assessment and provision of feedback. This paper focuses on issues regarding the implementation of e-learning in developing countries and particularly those aspects of Computer-Aided Assessment (CAA) that could be tailored to satisfy the needs of a limited educational infrastructure. The primary contribution of this paper is a proposed methodology for supporting both formative and summative CAA.
(USAID Global Health Elearning Center)
(2 hour training course)
This course is designed to help the participant identify the key issues affecting young people’s reproductive health, including how to help them avoid unwanted pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is especially geared towards those working with, or on behalf of, young people in developing countries.
Welcome to Introduction to Methods of Health Services Research and Evaluation. This course will introduce you to the basic methods for undertaking research and program evaluation within health services organizations and systems. You will find this knowledge invaluable if you will be carrying out policy research, social science research, or program impact evaluation within health delivery systems. It will also be relevant if you will be applying the results of Health Services Research (HSR) done by others. The sixteen week course covers the importance of health service research and evaluation through a series of lectures, course readings, and laboratory exercises. Small group interaction will be integral to the process.
Technology used in course:
The course focuses on key HIV/AIDS care and treatment concepts and clinical protocols, and employs a performance and quality improvement approach to help providers transfer their initial training more effectively to the workplace. Course exercises are designed for use by teams rather than individual providers to reinforce the importance of working together as a team, which is critical to continuity of care for people living with AIDS.
The course will be delivered using “distance-learning approaches” (i.e., through various electronic multimedia) to HIV/AIDS service delivery sites throughout the country. It is composed of 12 technical modules on topics. Each module contains a lecture recorded by a local clinical expert, a visual presentation and printed materials including assignments and tests. This format reinforces key points, updates clinicians’ past training and will allow for quick and inexpensive future updates as guidelines and information change. Also included in the presentations are recorded interviews with people living with HIV/AIDS, which help providers better understand the psychosocial aspects of providing HIV/AIDS services.
The AIM e-Learning tool is designed to provide comprehensive information to support immunization programme managers at all stages of country-level decision-making.
Developed by PATH and partners, the AIM e-Learning site is a response to requests from immunization professionals for comprehensive and up-to-date information on new and underutilized vaccines.
The Global Health eLearning Center developed by the USAID Bureau of Global Health is a response to repeated requests from field staff for access to technical public health information. We have heard from USAID Population, Health, and Nutrition officers (PHNs) and from Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs) that they want to be current on global health topics, yet find it a challenge to obtain the information because of logistical and time constraints. The Global Health eLearning Center provides Internet-based courses that:
* Provide useful and timely continuing education for health professionals
* Offer state-of-the-art technical content on key public health topics
* Serve as a practical resource for increasing public health knowledge