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affordable elearning: public health modules delivered through peoples-uni

By debs thompson | 19 Sep, 2012

Hi, I'm new to GHD. Afer reading the fantastic elearning panel discussion, I wanted to update people about e-learning through peoples-uni:

The People's Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni – http://peoples-uni.org) is helping to build international Public Health capacity using Internet-based e-learning.

➢ Education is based on high quality materials published on the Internet
➢ More than 70 academics and Public Health professionals from 19 countries form an international volunteer faculty
➢ Awards are provided at the Certificate, Diploma level and Masters of Public Health (validated by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK) . The education covers both the 'foundation sciences' of Public Health, and 'major problems in Public Health'
➢ A combination of freely available resources on the Internet and an international volunteer faculty allows learning modules to be developed and delivered at a very low cost
➢ Students have come from 28 countries to date: (each semester lasts 12 weeks, enrol in April and September each year)
➢ Collaboration with others, including NGOs, educational institutions and new volunteers welcomed – you can help us develop new courses, review course materials, support dissertation research or facilitate discussions on-line

Opportunities for partnership:

Peoples-uni are developing partnerships with local/regional organisations that understand the local context (eg professional networks/ training needs) and that have the capacity and the infrastructure to co-ordinate regional activities. This collaboration will enable
➢ targeted marketing of peoples-uni modules
➢ Increased opportunities for collaborative research (study design, data sources, communication of findings etc)
➢ Support alumni students to cascade their knowledge and skills

For more information or applications: See the web site at http://peoples-uni.org (you can contact us through this site)

How to volunteer..

➢ Do you want to share your public health skills with a diverse range of students and tutors from across the globe?
➢ Why not become a peoples-uni module reviewer so you can offer your expertise on global health issues?
➢ Or volunteer to be a module facilitator, assignment marker or dissertation supervisor so you stay connected with international health issues and share your skills with the public health workforce in low/middle income countries…


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