Edging our way into open online eye health education OPEN EDUCATION GLOBAL 2017

Veronica Mitchell‏ (@Veronica_Mitchel) ///\\\ Gregory Doyle‏ (@gedoyle)

Research project emerging through becoming-with

DATA/ARTEFACTS/STAKEHOLDERS/EDUCATORS

Startup: initial Informal conversation
  • Seeing is Believing
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

RECOGNITION OF AFRICAN NEEDS

existing mooc
  • Managing Eye Care MOOC on FutureLearn
  • CC license opened opportunities to re-use and localize

mooc remix to recontextualize existing online course

PG Dip + M Phil + Annual workshop

Marketing - Facebook and different stakeholders

Pre-course survey findings

Vast needs and disparities

  • Huge need in Africa for refractive and cataract services
  • Management of eye care services
  • Value of community in Africa
  • Burden of visual ill-health on family members
  • Little access to services, to education, social structures

Wider social, cultural and political related issues

Burden of eye ill-health

Online course development

Google Sites vs Xerte vs local LMS (Wordpress)

what has emerged from developing online course

  • Well received by +-60 participants in pilot

from our viewpoint in repurposing the mooc

  • Design questions
  • Time consuming with a small team
  • Regular online facilitation necessary (10 very active users / +- 60)

What next?

  • Videos
  • Stakeholders
  • Better Analytics

Towards a socially just pedagogy

NANCY FRASER: PARTICIPATORY PARITY

SOCIAL JUSTICE: HEALTH FOR ALL

  • The economic (distribution)
  • Cultural (recognition)
  • Political (representation)
Image drawn by Prof Lindsay Clowes, UWC
implications for institutional arrangements re knowledge production and sharing

Conclusion

Inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional approach

Openness
  • Expands healthcare & health education
  • Openness alone is not sufficient - need resources, collaboration and interactive online engagement
Real impact: Reduction in blindness and empowered communities
Thank you

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