Except where otherwise noted, this work is available under a  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License . Copyright © 2011 ...
CHALLENGE <ul><li>The inadequate density and distribution of healthcare providers negatively affects health outcomes aroun...
Source: World Health Organization.  Working Together for Health: The World Health Report 2006 . WHO Publications: Geneva. ...
Source: World Health Organization.  Working Together for Health: The World Health Report 2006 . WHO Publications: Geneva. ...
THE AFRICAN HEALTH OER NETWORK <ul><li>The Network aims to  improve the delivery of health education in Africa   by  </li>...
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS <ul><li>University of Michigan  </li></ul><ul><li>OER Africa Initiative of the South African I...
APPROACH <ul><li>The Network is building the  socio-technical infrastructure  to draw in more African and, eventually, glo...
ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Launched Network website </li></ul><ul><li>Created and published 150 new OER </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing ...
MULTIMEDIA <ul><li>Example instructional videos and documentaries are available at  http://www.youtube.com/user/openmichig...
FINDINGS <ul><li>Open enables wide sharing of knowledge.  </li></ul><ul><li>African colleagues have specialized knowledge ...
NEXT STEPS <ul><li>Continue to grow portfolio of African-produced health OER. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with existing healt...
QUESTIONS <ul><li>Email:  </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oerafr...
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    1. 1. Except where otherwise noted, this work is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License . Copyright © 2011 The Regents of the University of Michigan Building Capacity through a Collaborative Health Network Hewlett Grantees Meeting 29 – 31 March 2011
    2. 2. CHALLENGE <ul><li>The inadequate density and distribution of healthcare providers negatively affects health outcomes around the globe. A key barrier is the lack of instructor capacity to teach basic and clinical sciences, complicated by the duplication of effort in developing learning materials. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Source: World Health Organization. Working Together for Health: The World Health Report 2006 . WHO Publications: Geneva. 2006.
    4. 4. Source: World Health Organization. Working Together for Health: The World Health Report 2006 . WHO Publications: Geneva. 2006.
    5. 5. THE AFRICAN HEALTH OER NETWORK <ul><li>The Network aims to improve the delivery of health education in Africa by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enabling institutions to share knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying and addressing curriculum gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fostering co-creation of resources across institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting communities around health education </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS <ul><li>University of Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>OER Africa Initiative of the South African Institute for Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>University of Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>University of Cape Town </li></ul><ul><li>University of the Western Cape </li></ul><ul><li>University of Malawi </li></ul><ul><li>University of Botswana </li></ul><ul><li>Health Education and Training in Africa Project of the Open University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Nairobi </li></ul><ul><li>Makarere University </li></ul><ul><li>EBW Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Global Health Informatics Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Association of American Medical Colleges </li></ul>
    7. 7. APPROACH <ul><li>The Network is building the socio-technical infrastructure to draw in more African and, eventually, global participants, while also developing models of collaboration and sustainability that can be replicated in other regions of the world. </li></ul>
    8. 8. ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Launched Network website </li></ul><ul><li>Created and published 150 new OER </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing mentoring and consulting on OER production and policy </li></ul><ul><li>Authored case studies and assessments </li></ul><ul><li>For more details, see our brochure (PDF). </li></ul>
    9. 9. MULTIMEDIA <ul><li>Example instructional videos and documentaries are available at http://www.youtube.com/user/openmichigan#g/c/DF41389B70169F26 </li></ul>
    10. 10. FINDINGS <ul><li>Open enables wide sharing of knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>African colleagues have specialized knowledge that may be useful to health professionals worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Some institutions in Africa have established policies for OER while others are receptive but need to update their policy frameworks in order to participate. </li></ul><ul><li>Several institutions have successfully integrated students into the design process for OER, freeing up faculty time for other activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants are interested in connecting with colleagues at other institutions for the purpose of sharing knowledge. </li></ul>
    11. 11. NEXT STEPS <ul><li>Continue to grow portfolio of African-produced health OER. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with existing health professional organizations and initiatives to introduce OER into emerging and existing health education projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and implement a longitudinal research plan to demonstrate the impact of OER on the health education sector. </li></ul>
    12. 12. QUESTIONS <ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oerafrica.org/healthoer (primary) </li></ul><ul><li>http://open.umich.edu/education/med/oernetwork/ </li></ul>
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