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May 22- 26, 2017
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Leganés, Madrid, Spain)

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Thursday, May 25 • 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop 8: Global Public Health LIMITED

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What do we need more to setup a Massive Open Online Program in Global Public Health?
Anneliese Depoux1, Khamsa Habouchi1, Jennifer Fatni2, Arnaud Fontanet2, Antoine Flahault1,3 (1=Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, France. 2=Institut Pasteur, France. 3=Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland)

The Workshop Dialogue on "What do we need more to set up a MOOC Program in Global Public Health?" will aim at gathering researchers, practitioners from pedagogical sciences and deans from Schools and Programs of Global Public Health to discuss current innovative experiences and future directions, challenges, and visions for setting a MOOP (Massive Open Online Program) in Global Public Health.

According to the World Health Report, there is an urgent need for trained healthcare workers in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) (Withers M. et al., 2015). To keep costs down, the World Health Organization recommended using regional resources and IT (WHO, 2006). MOOPs represent a huge potential for advancing Global Public Health training through online courses.

Earning a certificate in the Global Public Health field by successfully completing MOOCs is an important opportunity for the MOOC audience: a lifelong learning opportunity particular in regions lacking access to such degrees. The implementation of a MOOP in Global Public Health is a real challenge (modalities of certification, structuration of the curricula, potential for internship or thesis, validations, economic model)

This workshop is led by Université Paris Descartes (Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin), the Institut Pasteur, and the University of Geneva (Institute of Global Health) with major stakeholders of MOOC production such as the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), University Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, University Houphouet Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, University of Ouagadougou and Center for Global Health, Burkina Faso, and University of Yaoundé, Cameroun. 

Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health is currently the European leader for MOOCs in public and global health, with 19 MOOCs being produced by its own MOOC factory, in collaboration and/or coproduction with international partners.

The Institut Pasteur is actively involved in the development of online teaching, and in particular in the production of 7 MOOCs and is benefiting of a wide network in regions where implementing these curricula would be needed.

University of Geneva has also an expertise in the development of 4 MOOCs in Global Health, and has also integrated some of them as part of its PhD in global health.

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), is currently the world leader in Public Health MOOCs and has already implemented a part-time/ online MPH Program.
  • EPFL is involved in innovative education practices in developping countries. The EPFL-MOOCs collaboration in Africa is working toward creating collaboration between North and South around common MOOC programs.
  • University Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, University Houphouet Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and University of Yaoundé, Cameroun 

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Antoine Flahault

Director, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva
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Arnaud Fontanet

Institut Pasteur
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Khamsa Habouchi

Deputy Director and MOOC Factory Manager, Centre Virchow-Villermé/ Université Paris Descartes

Thursday May 25, 2017 12:00 - 13:30 CEST
B3: Language Room in Library Library, 1st Basement