One Year of Pandemic Learning Response: Benefits of Massive Online Delivery of the World Health Organization’s Technical Guidance

Heini Utunen, Maria D van Kerkhove, Anna Tokar, Gillian O'Connell, Gaya M Gamhewage, Ibrahima Socé Fall

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Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first web-based learning course on COVID-19 on January 26, 2020, four days before the director general of the WHO declared a public health emergency of international concern. The WHO is expanding access to web-based learning for COVID-19 through its open-learning platform for health emergencies, OpenWHO. Throughout the pandemic, OpenWHO has continued to publish learning offerings based on the WHO’s emerging evidence-based knowledge for managing the COVID-19 pandemic. This study presents the various findings derived from the analysis of the performance of the OpenWHO platform during the pandemic, along with the core benefits of massive web-based learning formats.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere28945
JournalJournal of Medical Internet Research
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2021
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • online learning
  • Covid-19
  • OpenWHO
  • World Health Organization
  • pandemic
  • public health
  • massive open web-based courses;
  • e-learning

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 2

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