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Title: [Virtual Campus of Public Health: six years of human resources education in Mexico]
Other Titles: El Campus Virtual de Salud Publica: seis anos de formar recursos humanos en Mexico.
Author: Ramos Herrera I
Alfaro Alfaro N
Fonseca Leon J
García Sandoval C
Gonzalez Castaneda M
Lopez Zermeno Mdel C
Benitez Morales R
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: This paper discusses the gestation process, implementation methodology, and results obtained from the initiative to use e-learning to train human resources for health, six years after the launch of the Virtual Campus of Public Health of the University of Guadalajara (Mexico); the discussion is framed by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) standards and practices. This is a special report on the work done by the institutional committee of the Virtual Campus in western Mexico to create an Internet portal that follows the guidelines of the strategic model established by Nodo Mexico and PAHO for the Region of the Americas. This Virtual Campus began its activities in 2007, on the basis of the use of free software and institutional collaboration. Since the initial year of implementation of the node, over 500 health professionals have been trained using virtual courses, the node's educational platform, and a repository of virtual learning resources that are interoperable with other repositories in Mexico and the Region of the Americas. The University of Guadalajara Virtual Campus committee has followed the proposed model as much as possible, thereby achieving most of the goals set in the initial work plan, despite a number of administrative challenges and the difficulty of motivating committee members.
ISSN: 1680-5348; 1020-4989
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