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Question: What is the best way to improve health training/research?
Answer: Improve the lectures.
Question: How do we improve health training/research lectures:
Answer: Have faculty worldwide share their lectures:
Question: Will faculty share lectures?
Answer: Yes, The Supercourse has 43,435 faculty from 175 countries who created a Library of Lectures with
3385 outstanding lectures on the Internet.
We were originally funded three times by NASA, and by the National Library of Medicine. We have built a “Library of Lectures” with passionate scientific lectures from across the world. We have developed a technology for inexpensive, sustainable global training. Our program consists of:
1. Open Source: A Global faculty is developing and sharing their best, most passionate lectures in the area of Prevention and the Internet using an open source model. This benefits all. The experienced faculty member can beef up their lectures that are not cutting edge. New instructors reduce preparation time and have better lectures. Faculty in developing countries have access to current prevention information for the first time
2. Statistical Quality Assurance: We have established a Deming Model of statistical quality control to monitor lectures over time
3. “Support” Educators: The Library of Lectures consists of exciting lectures by academic prevention experts in the field. The classroom teacher “takes” them out for free like a library book. We “coach” the teacher rather than directly teaching students from a distance.
4. Text books: British Medical Association put text books on line for us
5. Multilingual: For global use, the first lecture is in 8 languages. We are experimenting with machine translation as well. We have lectures in 26 languages.
6. Faculty: Nine Noble Prize winners, the US Surgeon General, 31 IOM members, 39 AES members, 37 NAS members and other top people contributed lectures.
7. JIT lectures: Within days after a disaster lectures are provided, e.g. the Bam Earthquake, and Tsunami
8. Mirrored Servers and CDs: We have many mirrored servers in Egypt, Sudan, China, Mongolia and others. We have distributed 20,000 Supercourse CDs
We have published over 121 papers in leading medical journals including Nature, Lancet, British Medical Journal, Military Medicine, Nature Medicine, PNAS among others. Our web pages have been identified as in the top 100 by PC Magazine, and one of the top 11 content pages by the Lancet. We receive 75 million hits a year.
Please contact Ron Laporte, Director, WHO Collaborating Center, and Professor of Epidemiology, Uni. Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA
All participating authors acknowledge that the information contained in their submissions is accurate when submitted, their lecture will be shareware to be used and shared by others. Lectures appearing on the Supercourse site may contain the opinions of the submitting authors which are not to be construed as the opinions, policies or positions of the website developer the website provider.
The opinions expressed in the lecture are those of the authors and not necessarily those of their institutions.
All Supercourse lectures cannot be privatized or sold.
Please Point the www.pitt.edu button for search inside of Supercourse and lectures in HTML format. For search of Supercourse lectures in original PowerPoint format, please point www.publichealth.pitt.edu or publichealth.gsph.pitt.edu button before the search.