Using Courses in a Blended Learning Approach
Blended learning, the combination of a variety of learning media (face-to-face, online, print, social media) and learning environments (instructor-led, peer-to-peer interaction, self-study and individual work), enables more opportunities for application and support to learners than the eLearning courses alone.
K4Health offers technical assistance in developing distance learning and blended learning strategies.
Based on our experience, we have developed the K4Health Blended Learning Guide, which showcases how you can integrate GHeL courses into your existing capacity building and training offerings. The guide offers practical guidance and recommendations about how courses can enhance face-to-face, online, and performance support approaches.
In response to feedback from Global Health eLearning Center (GHeL) learners, we created a private space that provides registered learners the ability to interact online with course authors and other learners on a specific course.
These Learning Communities provide an opportunity for a more cohort-based learning experience facilitated by a course author for a specific time period.
To date, we’ve held the following Learning Communities:
- Gender and Health System Strengthening (HSS), August 2014
- GIS Techniques for M&E of HIV/AIDS and Related Programs, October 2014
- mHealth Basics, January-February 2015
- Improving Health Care Quality, June 2016
- Governance and Health, July 2016
To keep conversations relevant and appropriate, we ask that group members follow some simple community guidelines. Find out more about the Global Health eLearning Center's Community Guidelines.
Adapting Course Content
Openly accessible health content is not sufficient by itself. It is important to provide it in the appropriate context and the language of the people who will use it. You make existing open health content useful by adaptation. Generally speaking, there are three types of adaptation:
- Making content appropriate to a specific local and cultural context
- Changing content into a local language*
- Making it available through a different delivery method/technology appropriate for the local context
*We have a small number of courses that have been independently translated. View our Translation Policy for more information.
K4Health offers technical assistance using a systematic framework to adapt learning content to meet the needs of any target audience.
Based on our experience, we have developed the Making Content Meaningful: A Guide to Adapting Existing Global Health Content for Different Audiences (also available in French) to assist you in your content adaptation efforts. The guide outlines a framework with key steps and questions for consideration as well as activity sheets and an illustrative as well as real-life case studies that will help a user in making informed decisions in the content adaptation process.
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