Announcing Your New Global Health eLearning Center
K4Health is excited to launch the redesigned USAID Global Health eLearning (GHeL) Center with a new look and added functionality. K4Health promotes eLearning as a way to build the knowledge base of public health practitioners. The ultimate goal of eLearning and the GHeL Center is to increase the use and dissemination of evidence-based information and program guidance to improve health service delivery and health outcomes worldwide.
The GHeL Center is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and developed in partnership with FunnyMonkey and Aten Design. The Drupal 7-based learning system will help take distance education to the next level by promoting greater knowledge sharing through this open access and open source platform. Courses provide an individualized learning experience that adapts to the needs of each learner and can also be used in a blended learning experience to reinforce and support training goals of other capacity building efforts.
The biggest change to the the GHeL Center is the look and feel of the courses. Learners will benefit from enhanced platform flexibility in areas of navigation, and page specific glossary terms and references available on every course page in a pop-out sidebar. The course experience itself is more visually attractive and streamlined with wider course pages and prominent navigation buttons.
In addition to the flexibility in course design, learners can now more easily access and share content. For example, the new platform is compatible with all web browsers and mobile friendly.
There are also more offline options. You can not only download a PDF version of a course, but also download a course to your iPad or eReader and read it anytime, anywhere at your convenience.
Another exciting new feature is the Learner Home. Now, you can view and edit your profile, track the courses you’ve started and completed, access your course certificates, and update your action plans all in one place.
This is just phase one of the redesign. Look for new courses that include video clips, audio recordings, and interactive case studies. We’ll also be enhancing tools for increased collaboration with the GHeL learning community through social media and communities of practice forums.
Take your online learning experience to the next level by visiting the next generation GHeL Center now and take one of the 53 published courses today! If you have taken all of the courses, three brand new courses will be launched soon, visit the GHeL home page regularly for updates and be the first to complete them.