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Volume 15 Issue 2 / May 2017  pp105‑198

Editor: Rikke Ørngreen, Karin Levinsen

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Editorial for EJEL Volume 15 Issue 2  pp105‑106

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Active Learning: Engaging Students To Maximize Learning In An Online Course  pp107‑115

Arshia Khan, Ona Egbue, Brooke Palkie, Janna Madden

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Hypermedia Reading Materials: Undergraduate Perceptions and Features Affecting their Reading Comprehension  pp116‑125

Nurul Adila Hamdan, Maslawati Mohamad, Shahizan Shaharuddin

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Open Distribution of Virtual Containers as a Key Framework for Open Educational Resources and STEAM Subjects  pp126‑136

Alberto Corbi, Daniel Burgos

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Iphras as an E‑Learning Platform for Idiomatic Competence  pp137‑143

Teodora Kiryakova-Dineva, Milena Levunlieva, Vyara Kyurova

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Lessons Learned From Implementing E‑Learning for the Education of Health Professionals in Resource‑Constrained Countries  pp144‑155

Manu Gupta, Sophie Marsden, Tony Oluka, Reetu Sharma, Henry Lucas

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Abstract

The growing global demand for tertiary education has led to the increased use of e‑learning approaches around the world. Demand has increased most rapidly in low and middle income countries (LMICs), which account for half of the students currently enrolled in higher educational institutions (HEIs). But the implementation of e‑learning programmes in resource‑constrained settings faces many obstacles. This paper explores some of the key issues involved in implementation of e‑learning in HEIs involved in the education of health professionals, given the resource constraints within which many institutions have to function. We present case studies of three such LMIC institutions of varying size and primary purpose. The paper suggests use of appropriate ICT infrastructure, both in terms of hardware and software, combined with effective access and bandwidth management policies is crucial to the successful implementation of e‑learning courses on health within HEIs based in LMICs. 

 

Keywords: e-learning; global health education; connectivity; bandwidth management; capacity building; educational technologies

 

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