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6 augustus 2007 | De open access beweging verandert het onderwijs. Een voorbeeld is ‘peoples-uni.org’ waarin experts uit het hoger gezondheidszorg onderwijs materialen verzamelen en beschikbaar stellen voor mensen die werken in de gezondheidszorgstelsels in arme landen. “The education programme will be low cost but highly credible. Situation analyses already performed suggest that the need for this education is great and that this solution may be feasible in many countries. A number of partners have already agreed to be involved and we are seeking collaboration from individuals and organizations in low- to middle-income countries as well as those in high-income countries,” zo melden de initiatiefnemers.

Als voorbeeld geven zij aan dat het materiaal in de vorm van opencourseware van de Johns Hopkins universiteit bijzonder bruikbaar blijkt.’The Peoples Open Access Education Initiativ has been established to develop educational context around materials freely available on the Internet, with the aim of helping to build Public Health capacity in low- to middle- income countries in a partnership across the global and digital divides. The education programme will be low cost but highly credible, and the design embraces three aspects.

First, identifying open access materials, linked to the competencies required to tackle public health problems, with subsequent modifications to the materials by teachers and students to reflect local issues. “We do not plan to develop educational resources, but to use those already produced by others. The OCW produced by Johns Hopkins University are particularly useful as they are in the field of Public Health,” reveals Dick Heller, Manager of the project. Second, teaching through on-line facilitation by volunteers in conjunction with members of local universities. Third, accrediting learned competencies.

Please look at our web site: www.peoples-uni.org , where the ‘join us’ tab lists various possible ways of being involved. All collaboration, suggestions or advice will be much appreciated.’


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