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AFRO-NETS> Supercourse Update - January 2000
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> Supercourse Update - January 2000
- From: Ronald E Laporte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 17:14:20 -0500 (EST)
Supercourse Update - January 2000
We all hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and will have a pros-
perous and healthy new year.
At this time it is great to reflect upon the progress we have made in
1999, and it has been both fun and exciting. The numbers of lectures
doubled, and now we have a steady stream of lectures coming in with
people offering to develop new ones. The quality of the lectures is
also very exciting.
We are also pleased as to how many people have used the supercourse,
and how many plan to do this in the up coming year.
We would like your input on our goals for next year:
1. Have 200 lectures on epidemiology, global health and the Internet.
2. Expand on global health and Internet lectures.
3. Develop a new format of the lectures so we can move from lecture
sharing to slide sharing. To do this we need to "brand" each slide
with the author's name so they get credit.
4. Link lectures with data.
5. Link lectures with journals, thus if the BMJ publishes a paper on
smoking and baldness, in their web site there could be a link so
that lectures would be immediately translated into the classroom.
6. Establish a "teachers manual" for each lecture, this is a place to
go to obtain tips on how to teach that topic, how to test, jokes,
and the 25 FAQs, with answers. Here the web author could correspond
with the teachers in the field.
7. Continued expansion into developing countries with Mirrored Serv-
ers, and through public health channels such as being developed with
8. Continued efforts to obtain backbone support for our efforts.
9. Showing how the supercourse can be a vehicle for research as well.
10. Expanding the pool of people formally trained in epidemiology,
global health and the Internet.
11. Better classification of the lectures as to what could be used in
courses and/or a search engine on lecture and slide content.
12. Pushing the utilization of the lectures world wide.
13. Expansion into areas other than health, such as science in general.
14. Conducting surveys on what topics of lecture the faculty would like
to have for their teaching and based on the results, authorities on
these topics are asked to give the lectures.
These are just some suggestions, we would appreciate your thoughts as
Ron, Deb, Akira, Benjamin, Eun, Beatriz
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