“Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” Content Adaptation

In this hands-on activity session, facilitators will take participants through a series of key steps from K4Health’s guide, Making Content Meaningful, engaging in “choose-your-own-adventure” scenarios to design and deliver content. By the end of the activity, participants will learn how to adapt content—without having to develop it from scratch—to better serve their beneficiaries and communities. Exercise worksheet and notes for material preparation are included.

Content Adaptation

This presentation provides an overview of the types of adaptation, the framework used in K4Health’s guide, Making Content Meaningful, as well as key steps and considerations in the adaptation process. The presentation also includes illustrative case study examples, hypothetical scenarios, and group activities.

Global Health eLearning: Examining the Effects of Blended Learning Models on Knowledge Application and Retention

To understand how various learning modes can affect knowledge retention and application, the Knowledge for Health Project conducted a cross-sectional study. This February 2017 research brief documents that study, which determined that blended learning is an important strategy to strengthen learning outcomes and application of knowledge among health professionals in lower- and middle-income countries.

Use of Interactive Voice Response for Professional Development in Kenya

This report describes an interactive voice response (IVR) eLearning activity implemented by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project. Family planning content from the Global Health eLearning Center (GHeL) was delivered via mobile phone to 233 students and health care providers in Kenya. In order to pass the course, known as the Family Planning Mobile Training Course, participants took a quiz managed via the IVR platform during which they were prompted by SMS text message to initiate their daily training calls.

WhatsApp as a Platform for Continuing Professional Development

In August 2016, the Knowledge for Health Project tested the WhatsApp Messenger platform as a mode to deliver family planning continued professional development training content to Kenyan health workers and promote knowledge exchange and discussion. 

K4Health Blended Learning Guide

The objective of this Blended Learning Guide is to help address questions about how to incorporate eLearning into capacity-building activities by explaining how Global Health eLearning (GHeL) courses can be combined with other learning activities to increase application of new knowledge in the workplace. Practical examples of how to do so are included for trainers and individual learners.

Sample eLearning Purpose Statements and Learning Objectives

A Purpose Statement specifies the reason why an eLearning course is important to the learner from both a technical and programmatic perspective. It states in broad terms what learners should know by the end of the course. This document describes how to develop a Purpose Statement for an eLearning course and offers examples. It also explains how to identify key concepts in a course and provides sample concepts. Finally, it outlines the types of course objectives and gives sample objectives.

Exercise: Drafting Learning Objectives

In this exercise, participants will practice creating SMART (Specific, Measurable, Appropriate, Realistic, Timely) learning objectives that address their audiences’ knowledge needs. They will first learn about the SMART criteria and review an example learning objective that meets the SMART criteria, before developing their own.