ERIC Number: ED365861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education for Health Personnel: New Strategies.
An intercountry workshop on distance learning (DL) was conducted at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, in November 1991. Individuals involved in the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Health Learning Materials network in nine African countries (Sudan, Ethiopia, Guyana, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) met to share their experiences in managing and administering DL systems. Groups of workshop participants used actual problems and case studies to develop realistic DL strategies, an adaptable model DL project, strategies for intercountry collaboration, and guidelines for evaluating DL programs. The formation of an intercountry committee on DL was proposed to complement the efforts of the WHO's Health Learning Materials Clearinghouse in Geneva in furthering the development of DL in individual countries. (This document includes the following materials developed during the workshop: model for planning and administering DL programs, guidelines for evaluating the impact of DL programs for health workers, criteria for assessing DL materials, and strategies for promoting intercountry collaboration in DL. Appended are a list of workshop participants and two workshop case studies.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Cooperative Planning, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Instructional Material Evaluation, Models, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).