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ERIC Number: EJ1171145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2304-070X
Building Public Health Capacity through Online Global Learning
Madhok, Rajan; Frank, Erica; Heller, Richard Frederick
Open Praxis, v10 n1 p91-97 Jan-Mar 2018
Rising disease burden and health inequalities remain global concerns, highlighting the need for health systems strengthening with a sufficient and appropriately trained workforce. The current models for developing such a workforce are inadequate and newer approaches are needed. In this paper we describe a model for public health capacity building through online Global Learning, defined as "innovative, integrated, global opportunities for capacity building through online learning and shared experiences "between" and "within" Low- to Middle-Income Countries and High-Income Countries, in a continuous process that helps health care workers learn as they progress through their careers". We demonstrate how two programmes, "Peoples-uni" and "," have implemented this model using a mix of low-cost and free online learning courses, a global community of volunteer tutors, mentors and peers, and appropriate high quality competence-based content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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