Conceptualising innovative mobile Learning Solutions for the Health Sector in Tanzania  Arndt Bubenzer common sense – eLea...
Background & History of the Project <ul><li>Tanzania and eLearning Africa Accra </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions with many or...
The Tanzania Situation <ul><li>Acsess to Maternal Health Services and Hospitals Interrnationally agreed ratio for nurses t...
Tanzania and International Health Sector Initiatives <ul><li>ICT Contribution to health sector </li></ul><ul><li>Health Po...
Mobile Learning: but how? <ul><li>Use of GSM cellphone technology, because </li></ul><ul><li>it‘s…  </li></ul><ul><li>the ...
 
Restrictions of Mobile Learning <ul><li>Diverse phone models in use </li></ul><ul><li>wide distribution of old and simple ...
Contribution to Improvement  of the TZ Situation: I-Call <ul><li>Allowing access to: </li></ul><ul><li>Community: Mothers ...
I-Call Functionality
mobile Learning by Storytelling / Community Level <ul><li>Storytelling as an attractive format </li></ul><ul><li>Affective...
An oral storytelling approach for mobile learning Interactive decision mazes
Gold from Garbage An interactive Audio Soap Objective:  understanding possibilities of waste  separation, recycling, and r...
Application for the Health Sector All three levels allow wide access to target groups in need of environmental education a...
Application for the Health Sector On the Educator level, I-Call can provide information to midwives and traditional birth ...
Application for the Health Sector On the Specialist Level, I-Call can support doctors in communication with midwifes, iden...
Thank you! Contact: Arndt Bubenzer common sense – eLearning & training consultants Vienna, Austria a.bubenzer@common-sense...
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Conceptualising innovative mobile Learning Solutions for the Health Sector in Tanzania

  1. 1. Conceptualising innovative mobile Learning Solutions for the Health Sector in Tanzania Arndt Bubenzer common sense – eLearning & training consultants Ltd. Dennis Mazali Muhimbili University, School of Hygiene, Dar es Salaam
  2. 2. Background & History of the Project <ul><li>Tanzania and eLearning Africa Accra </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions with many organisations facing the need to reach a wider audience with available technology </li></ul><ul><li>“ Saving Life at Birth” – USAID funding line for maternity related issues demanding public awareness building, changes of attitude and information </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Tanzania Situation <ul><li>Acsess to Maternal Health Services and Hospitals Interrnationally agreed ratio for nurses to patient: 1:6, in Tanzania 1:50 </li></ul><ul><li>Maternal Mortaliy In Japan 6:100,000; in Tanzania 454 in 100,000, contributing to 2.3% of total mortality </li></ul><ul><li>Death at birth and in young children 120 newborns and 450 children under 5 die every day </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tanzania and International Health Sector Initiatives <ul><li>ICT Contribution to health sector </li></ul><ul><li>Health Policy: Access to Health Services </li></ul><ul><li>MDG Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health </li></ul><ul><li>New UN Organization launched in March 2011: UN-Women Goal: Eliminating preventable maternal mortality and morbidity, empowerment of women </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of Clean Delivery by Traditional Birth Attendants </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mobile Learning: but how? <ul><li>Use of GSM cellphone technology, because </li></ul><ul><li>it‘s… </li></ul><ul><li>the most available communication technology in developing and threshold countries </li></ul><ul><li>easy to use (low barrier threshold) </li></ul><ul><li>- easily accessable </li></ul><ul><li> any time, any place learning for anybody </li></ul>
  6. 7. Restrictions of Mobile Learning <ul><li>Diverse phone models in use </li></ul><ul><li>wide distribution of old and simple models </li></ul><ul><li>high cost for data transmission </li></ul><ul><li>restricted bandwidth in many areas </li></ul><ul><li>small displays and inconvenient typing </li></ul><ul><li> Need for a common sense solution </li></ul>
  7. 8. Contribution to Improvement of the TZ Situation: I-Call <ul><li>Allowing access to: </li></ul><ul><li>Community: Mothers before and after giving birth, grassroots level </li></ul><ul><li>Educators/Multiplicators : Midwifes, local health care workers, TBA </li></ul><ul><li>Specialists: Doctors, clinics, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 9. I-Call Functionality
  9. 10. mobile Learning by Storytelling / Community Level <ul><li>Storytelling as an attractive format </li></ul><ul><li>Affective learning goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness raising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change of Attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behaviour Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience of decision consequences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relating to traditional learning cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Idependence from phone models </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for illiterates </li></ul>
  10. 11. An oral storytelling approach for mobile learning Interactive decision mazes
  11. 12. Gold from Garbage An interactive Audio Soap Objective: understanding possibilities of waste separation, recycling, and recognizing the value of waste Content: Two household helps in an East African household discover the value of waste through separation and selling of recyclables www.common-sense.at/i-call or +2 25 420 360 2600
  12. 13. Application for the Health Sector All three levels allow wide access to target groups in need of environmental education and training. On the community level, I-Call can promote behaviour and attitude change, for example in the fields of hygiene, nutrition, or healthy practices and provide simple access to live councellors.
  13. 14. Application for the Health Sector On the Educator level, I-Call can provide information to midwives and traditional birth attendants on issues of clean delivery, risk factors, importance of visits to clinics and reminders through sms or scheduled phone reminders.
  14. 15. Application for the Health Sector On the Specialist Level, I-Call can support doctors in communication with midwifes, identifying those who are at risk and offering timely support to midwifes and other healthcare workers who are close to pregnant women.
  15. 16. Thank you! Contact: Arndt Bubenzer common sense – eLearning & training consultants Vienna, Austria a.bubenzer@common-sense.at Contact: Dennis Mazali Muhimbili University, School of Hygiene Dar es Salaam, Tanzania [email_address]

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