First 'Global Flipped Classroom in One Health': From MOOCs to research on real world challenges

First 'Global Flipped Classroom in One Health': From MOOCs to research on real world challenges

02/21/2018

'Flipped' classroom One Health MOOC: The One Health Unit, Institute of Global Health (Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva) in collaboration with Professor Jakob Zinsstag, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, has just published a description of the first global 'flipped'  classroom in One Health.

“In 2016 and 2017 the first three MOOCs (Massive Online Open Course) addressing One Health were released, two of them by University of Geneva and University of Basel (Switzerland). With the support of Swiss School of Public Health and using these two highly interdisciplinary MOOCs, the first 'Global Flipped Classroom in One Health' was organized in Geneva and Basel in July 2017. This innovative event gathered 12 Swiss and international MOOC learners to work on specific public/global health challenges at the human-animal-ecosystem interface in interdisciplinary teams supported by experts from academia and international organisations (e.g. World Health Organization) based in Geneva, Basel and internationally. According to the final survey, the level of satisfaction by learners was high and they benefited from the experience in different ways: reinforcement of their knowledge and capacity to perform innovative research in One Health (e.g. using digital epidemiology), visits and meetings with experts in Global Health (e.g. World Health Organization and Institute of Global Health in Geneva, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel) and emerging research collaborations etc. A novel project-based learning and research model arising from MOOCs was successfully created, which offers opportunities for global education and research addressing real world challenges utilising a One Health approach.

 

Rafael Ruiz de Castañeda, Amanda Garrison, Philippe Haeberli, Lisa Crump, Jakob Zinsstag, André Ravel, Antoine Flahault, Isabelle Bolon, First 'Global Flipped Classroom in One Health': From MOOCs to research on real world challenges, One Health, Volume 5, June 2018, Pages 37-39, ISSN 2352-7714 doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2018.02.001

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