Building Capacity in Developing Countries: OER for Food Safety

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Building Capacity in Developing Countries: OER for Food Safety

  1. 1. Building Capacity in Developing Countries: OER for Food Safety Gwyn Ann Heyboer Michigan State University
  2. 2. TEAM Dr. Leslie Bourquin Sunnie Kim Dr. Deepa Thiagarajan
  3. 3. photo by: flickr/Stevie-B WHO MSUglobal Revenue Research Reputation PFID Agricultural Education Small farmers Developing Countries
  4. 4. PURPOSE AssessmentOERFramework Food Safety Learning Tools Food Safety Certification in Recognized SchemesEmerging Markets in Developing Countries
  5. 5. OVERVIEW • Competency framework • OER resources • Competency mapping tool • Assessment development • Pilots training | information sharing | capacity building developing countries The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation USAID
  6. 6. COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK • Competency statements • Faculty | government | private industry photo by: Gwyn Heyboer
  7. 7. LEARNING RESOURCES / OER • ID Documentation | Procedures – Stand alone & part of course • Formats – PowerPoint, video, audio, PDF, open office, training manuals – English, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish • Source – Face-to-Face Workshops – Other resources photo by: Gwyn Heyboer
  8. 8. ASSESSMENTS • 4-5 test items for each competency statement • Random selection for pre/post assessment • Each assessment – 130 questions – 10 demographic • Pilot – Changes to test items/lectures photo by: Les Bourquin
  9. 9. COMPETENCY MAPPING TOOL • Goal: Map OER resources to competency framework – Open Source Technology: Drupal – Created open course module mapping tool www.foodsafetyknowledgenetwork.org
  10. 10. COMPETENCY MAPPING TOOL
  11. 11. COMPETENCY MAPPING TOOL
  12. 12. COMPETENCY MAPPING TOOL
  13. 13. PILOT GROUP #1: CHENNAI, INDIA • 74 participants • 25 companies & 6 public organizations photo by: Les Bourquin
  14. 14. PILOT GROUP #1: CHENNAI, INDIA • September 2009 | 3-day training • Lectures & pre/post assessment • Camtasia Relay www.fskntraining.org/training/basiclevelchennai
  15. 15. PILOT GROUP #2: ONLINE - INDIA • Metro Cash & Carry: Sept. - Dec. 2009 • 63 participants
  16. 16. PILOT GROUP #2: ONLINE - INDIA • Resources from workshop in Chennai – Uploaded to CMS – CD version was available • Each participant received a username/password to an online course • Timeline – 2 weeks: Pre-Assessment – 2 months: online learning modules – 1 month: Post-Assessment
  17. 17. PILOT GROUP #3: CAIRO, EGYPT • 74 participants • 25 companies & 6 public organizations • Train the trainer • Translation of Presentations & Assessments
  18. 18. PILOT GROUP #4: TATA TETLEY TEA • Online - Spring 2010 • 29 participants • Internal training program
  19. 19. PILOT GROUP #5: SHANGHAI, CHINA • Coca-Cola employees/suppliers • 142 participants
  20. 20. PILOT GROUP #5: SHANGHAI, CHINA • November 2009 – 4 day training • Translation of lectures/assessment to Mandarin Chinese • Live video recording – Camtasia
  21. 21. PILOT SUMMARY • 90 training resources • 6-16% increase in score pre/post • Lowest scores showed most improvement • Preference to audio files over video (online pilots)
  22. 22. CHALLENGES • Additional content partners • Legal limitations • Availability of experts photo by: flickr/ Gefademe2d
  23. 23. NEXT STEPS • In two years… – Over 100 competency statements – Over 90 OERs relating to food safety – Development of assessment instruments – Five pilots | nearly 350 participants • Future plans… – Additional pilot programs – Expansion to next level of competencies photo by: flickr/ xJasonRogersx
  24. 24. EXAMPLES Food Safety Knowledge Network www.foodsafetyknowledgenetwork.org Pilot Programs www.fskntraining.org photo by: flickr/dijonathanb1989
  25. 25. photo by: flickr/Hey Paul LINKS MSUglobal www.msuglobal.com Partnership for Food Industry Development www.pfid.msu.edu Virtual University Design and Technology www.vudat.msu.edu
  26. 26. www.msuglobal.com photo by: flickr/psd

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