Authors:Ismail M1,4, Mabila F1,6, Almeida HS1, Alberto C1, Singh A1, Mausse A1 , Noormahomed SM6, Nguenha A6, Carrilho C1,4,6, Bila D1, Mocumbi AO 1,5,6, Damasceno A1,4, Funzamo C6, Vaila V6, Chirrime C6, Schooley RT2, Benson CA 2, Patel S1,4,6, Noormahomed EV1,2,3,6
1Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Moçambique; 2University of Califórnia, San Diego, San Diego, USA; 3Universidade Lúrio, Moçambique; 4Hospital Central do Maputo, Moçambique, 5Instituto Nacional de Saúde, Moçambique; 6MIHER- Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research
"The implementation of e-learning at MEPI-Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)-Mozambique Medical School in Mozambique is a challenge and requires sustained commitment of program leadership, stakeholder support, and a realistic strategic plan."
Interviewee:Professor Noel SamMicrobiology and Immunology Faculty, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College
"How often do you use LMS? I use the LMS quite often because I find it an effective way to reach out to my students. It has been user friendly for me in delivering my lectures and teaching materials as well as assessing my students."
Authors:Professor JG HakimMs. Rumbidzayi GadhulaUniversity of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (UZCHS)
"What is REDCap? Research Electronic Database Capture (REDCap), is a database that facilitates research administration and management. The data is captured in a database format enabling for search of particular records and designing multiple survey forms for a research study. Improving and increasing regionally and locally relevant research at the UZCHS is a key MEPI Zimbabwe theme. This requires access to reputable information sources."
Author:Alone Kimwise PhD MIS, MBA-IT, BSEEducator and HOD Computing
"At Kampala International University (KIU) blended e-learning approach has been partially adopted and is being strengthened with the use of face-to face classroom techniques and digital library. ."
Author:Celine Maluma MwafulilwaMedical librarian, School of Medicine
eLearning Focal Personnel:Dr. Changwe Mashilipa, Moodle Coordinating SpecialistDr. Moses Simuyemba, Monitoring and Evaluation SpecialistMrs. Celine Maluma Mwafulilwa, Medical librarian/Moodle specialistMr. Taslim Mukabe, ICT specialist (MEPI)
"The e learning program in the SOM has been in existence in the past four (4) years. The School realized that in the four years of e learning (Moodle) existence, not much has been achieved. In order to attain the e learning Mission, vision and goals of the school a number of solutions were carefully thought of and implemented as follows: The introduction of cascading training session for both faculty and students. This is an on going program. When the first solution did not yield the much needed results, the second solution that was implemented was that the three (3) focal MOODLE personnel in the SoM are now creators or are now responsible for uploading all newly senate approved SoM courses in Moodle on behalf of the teaching staff."
MEPI Addis Ababa University, Dr. Miliard Derbew and Netsanet Animut
"MEPI Addis Ababa University is implementing a combination of Moodle Learning Management System, eGranary Digital Library System, and a multi-link Smart Classroom to support the teaching/learning process. The three systems are implemented to work hand in hand in such a way that courses recorded in the smart classroom can be linked with the curriculum in Moodle and reference materials available in the eGranary. The Moodle learning platform is implemented as the main communication platform and used for the implementation of the curriculum. The eGranary Digital Library is an off-line information store that provides instant access to over 30 million Internet resources without a need for Internet access. It delivers instant access to a wide variety of educational resources including video, audio, books, journals, and Web sites. A smart classroom is a classroom that is equipped with smart boards and conferencing equipment, allowing the professor to teach using a wide variety of media and interact with students seating in different classrooms."
SURMEPI, Prof Marietjie de Villiers, Prof Jean NachegaDr Steve Walsh
"Enhanced podcasts are recordings of presentations combined with audio. Mostly these are lectures delivered as PowerPoint slide shows. We use Camtasia Relay on the PC in the lecture hall to capture what’s displayed on the screen as well as record the lecturer’s voice. This gets converted into a video file which we make accessible to students."
The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is a coordinated effort led by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).