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E-learning Resources for Global Health Researchers

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Many organizations offer no- and low-cost e-learning resources to those working in the field of global health research. Resources include training courses, MOOCs and course materials (presentations, videos, reading lists, visual aids, articles), resource centers and resource networks.

Please feel free to send additional suggested resources to ficinfo@mail.nih.gov.

Please note: Fogarty provides this collection of training resources to supplement the information found on this website. These resources are not produced by Fogarty and FIC cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided on external websites. Inclusion in this collection of resources does not indicate an endorsement by Fogarty of the sponsors or of the information and products.

 

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NIH E-learning Resources

  • Fogarty Brain Disorders in the Developing World webinar series - FREE
    This series of NIDA-sponsored webinars features success stories and lessons learned directly from investigators working on projects supported through Fogarty's Brain Disorders in the Developing World program.
  • Distance Education Program Resources - FREE
    A collection of links to online trainings, courses, videos, webinars and other training resources assembled by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Genetics and Social Science: Expanding Transdisciplinary Research - FREE
    Uses interactive case studies to provide social and behavioral scientists with sufficient genetics background to allow them to engage effectively in interdisciplinary research with genetics researchers. From the National Coalition for Health Profession Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) and the From the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).
  • NIH Clinical Center International Training Programs - FREE
    A collection of course material and distance learning courses offered through the NIH Clinical Center's International Training Programs to help train the next generation of clinician-scientists.
  • NIH Household Air Pollution Research Training Institute presentations - FREE
    Review presentations from the NIH 2012 Household Air Pollution Research Training Institute on clean cookstove research, use, testing and adoption.
  • Webcasts of Fogarty Events - FREE
    View webcasts of selected past Fogarty Events to learn more about global health research issues and initiatives, including 40th Anniversary presentations, lectures and other special events.

E-learning Resource Networks

  • Africa Health Open Educational Resources (OER) Network - FREE
    A network of organizations and individuals working to advance health education in Africa by using open educational resources to share knowledge, address curriculum gaps, and support communities around health education. Find or create online resources, or collaborate and connect with others working in the field.
  • OpenCourseWare Consortium - FREE
    A collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world offering open educational content using a shared model. Access free online courses from member institutions, and join online communities on a variety of topics.
  • AuthorAID - FREE
    This global online network provides support, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in developing countries. The network helps these researchers publish and communicate about their work, and serves as a wider global forum to discuss and disseminate research.

E-learning Courses and Programs

  • Basic Biostatistics Concepts and Tools - FREE
    A full course, including slides and video clips, from the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • CDC Learning Connection - FREE
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a variety of e-learning resources, including CDC TRAIN for public health professionals. CDC also offers Noncommunicable Diseases Training Modules to strengthen NCD capacity globally, and to improve skills in NCD surveillance, prevention and control.
  • Coursera - FREE
    A social entrepreneurship company that partners with top universities to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Includes a large collection of courses in Health and society and medical ethics.
  • Evidence-based behavioral practice (EBBP) Online Training Modules - FREE
    A collection of no-cost online training modules on the EBBP process, searching for evidence, conducting systematic review and more. Optional tests can be purchased to earn credit.
  • edX - FREE
    A non-profit enterprise founded by partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web. Offers a variety of courses from leading U.S. universities.
  • Futurelearn - FREE
    A collection of free, open, online courses from leading universities powered by The Open University (OU) in partnership with the U.K. government. In development, courses coming soon.
  • Global Health Media Project - FREE
    A new, growing collection of online videos on a variety of clinical global health topics created and distributed by the nonprofit Global Health Media Project, designed to reach low-resource health workers who have no other access to this clinical information.
  • ICT-in-Education Toolkit - FREE, application required
    Provides decision makers, planners and practitioners with interactive instruments and reference materials to formulate, plan and evaluate education development programs enhanced by information and communication technologies (ICTs). Qualified users should apply by email to request access.
  • Khan Academy - FREE
    A non-profit organization providing a free online access to a robust collection of e-learning courses, including a variety of science courses.
  • MEPI Online Medical Courses - FREE
    Browse a collection of online medical courses curated by the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) network.
  • Online Education Resources for Bioethics Students
    A collection of a variety of online bioethics programs and courses maintained by Fogarty.
  • OPENCOURSEWARE (OCW) Global Health Courses from Johns Hopkins - FREE
    Access to materials, lectures and other course materials for a number of courses focused on global health topics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Patient safety - Education and Training - FREE
    A collection of training materials and tools from the World Health Organization (WHO) to help individuals and organizations improve their understanding and knowledge of patient safety.
  • Stanford University Class2Go - FREE
    Stanford Online's open platform for online learning and research. View current course offerings.
  • Supercourse - FREE
    A repository of lectures on global health and prevention designed to improve the teaching of prevention for teachers, professors and other educators. Produced at the WHO Collaborating Center, University of Pittsburgh.
  • USAID Global Health eLearning Center - FREE
    A collection of Internet-based courses developed by the USAID Bureau of Global Health to expand the knowledge in key public health areas for USAID public health professionals. Courses include a blend of technical and programmatic content on topics such as child health, HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases.
  • USAID MEASURE Evaluation Learning Center - FREE
    MEASURE Evaluation, funded by USAID, offers online courses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) topics for researchers, program managers, trainers, policy makers, students and other public health professionals. A fundamentals course is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Vietnamese.
  • Wellcome Trust Education Resources – FREE
    A collection of learning resources, including courses and conferences, to help support biomedical researchers.

Limited Connectivity E-learning Resources

  • eGranary Digital Library
    An off-line information collection providing instant access to over 30 million Internet resources to institutions lacking adequate Internet access. eGranary was Developed by the WiderNet Project, a service program based at the University of Iowa's School of Library and Information Science. Installations are available for purchase by organizations.

Updated January 2014