GHKC Webinar Series: Global Health eLearning Center--June 24, 2015

On Wednesday, June 24th, the GHKC lunchtime webinar series hosted a great conversation around blended learning and the Global Health eLearning Center. To listen to the webinar, please click on the link: https://connect.johnshopkins.edu/p92tlwkwoo6/.

Description: Have you ever thought about different learning modalities and how to blend them to facilitate active learning? Join Amanda Puckett and Nandini Jayarajan from K4Health to hear about blended learning and how several activities harnessed online courses through the Global Health e-Learning center with virtual peer discussion and engagement. We’ll share our approaches, lessons learned and facilitate a discussion about how blended learning can help you meet learners’ needs in global health.

Speakers:

Nandini Jayarajan co-manages the Global Health eLearning Center and contributes to the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project's field activities and digital health initiatives. A former Facebook, Inc. employee, she has over eight years of experience with information, communication, and technology (ICT), building online communities, and has helped a number of organizations leverage online and mobile technologies for solutions to global health knowledge management, health systems strengthening, and community outreach and engagement. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar and focused her work on strengthening capacity of local health workers charged with providing family planning counseling, antenatal care, and prevention of early childhood death. Nandini has an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health.

Amanda Puckett has ten years of experience working in human resources for health (HRH) and health systems strengthening. As IntraHealth International’s technical advisor for HRH and knowledge management, she represents IntraHealth on the K4Health Project bring a health workforce lens to the global knowledge management project. She has supported field programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa for the USAID-funded Capacity Project and CapacityPlus project, working closely with Ministries of Health and local partners to advance HRH activities. Amanda also serves as the mHero Global Coordinator, working with local and international stakeholders to support the mHero platform in West Africa. mHero allows ministries of health to communicate with frontline health workers through basic mobile phones. Amanda’s areas of expertise include health informatics, digital health, family planning, knowledge management, and health workforce development. Amanda has a MPH from the Maternal and Child Health Department at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.