November 2012 - Training Resources Bulletin (Vol. I, No.6)

Training Resources Bulletin
Vol. I, No. 6 – November 2012

American International Health Alliance
Learning Resources Project

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ICPCNICPCN's e-learning programme

Description: From International Children’s Palliative Care Network. The ICPCN has recognised the need to make training on children's palliative care accessible and affordable to all who need training. Courses available in English:
Introduction to the e-learning programme and children's palliative care
Course 1: Pain assessment and management for children: A training course linked to the new WHO guidelines for persisting pain.
Course 2: Communicating with children and emotional issues.

Access: Free. A low-bandwidth/resolution version of the courses. These have text only but none of the graphics or interactions of the main course - this is to enable those with a low-bandwidth to access the information without too much difficulty


NHS Diabetes International

NHS DiabetesDescription: NHS Diabetes Suite of safety e-learning modules - The Safe Use of Insulin, The Safe Use of Intravenous Insulin Infusions, The Safe Use of Non-Insulin Therapies for Diabetes, The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia. You can work through the training material and then take the quiz at the end of the module. This will enable you to print off a certificate as evidence of your achievement. You can access this site from any computer connected to the internet. The module will take approximately 1½ hrs to complete and you can work through it at your own pace and dip in and out as it is convenient

Access: There is a small charge for each module based on the number of users



Publishing Connect – Training WebcastsPublishing Connect

Description: Elsevier developed a series of freely-available, bite-sized training webcasts containing some useful tips and tricks on a range of valuable topics: "How to Get Published", „How to Review a Manuscript“, „Introduction to Scholarly Publishing“, „The Impact Factor and other Bibliometric Indicators“.

Access: Free


Ethics WebcastEthics Webcast

Description: The Ethics in Research & Publication program is the collaboration of an independent panel of experts in research and publishing ethics and Elsevier. This webcast is to help early career researchers understand the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing.

Access: The webcast can be freely watched on demand, after registration




Description: Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers. Lesson plans, genetic educational materials, printable activity sheets, and other teaching resources for educators seeking to increase genetic and genomic literacy. GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, hromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics

Access: Free


Life in the Fast LaneLife in the Fast Lane

Description: Open access medical education resources in critical care and emergency medicine

Access: Free


The Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP)Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP)

Description: The Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP) is a comprehensive set of materials designed to support up-to-date training on family planning and reproductive health. The TRP was developed using evidence-based technical information from World Health Organization (WHO) publications: Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers; the latest WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use; and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use. The TRP contains curriculum components and tools needed to design, implement, and evaluate training. It provides organizations with the essential resource for family planning (FP) and reproductive health trainers, supervisors, and program managers. The materials are appropriate for pre-service and in-service training and applicable in both the public and private sectors. Games, energizers, and how-to references are to help trainers feel more confident in designing and conducting trainings. They can be useful supplements to any of the TRP Modules.

Access: Free



Xerte ProjectXerte Project

Description: The Xerte Project provides a full suite of open source tools for e-learning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials. Xerte is a fully-featured e-learning development environment for creating rich interactivity. Xerte is aimed at developers of interactive content who will create sophisticated content with some scripting, and Xerte can be used to extend the capabilities of Xerte Online Toolkits with new tools for content authors.

Xerte Online Toolkits is a server-based suite of tools for content authors. Elearning materials can be authored quickly and easily using browser-based tools, with no programming required. Xerte Online Toolkits is aimed at content authors, who will assemble content using simple wizards. Content authors can easily collaborate on projects. Xerte Online Toolkits can be extended by developers using Xerte. Xerte Online Toolkits is an easy-to-use tool developed by the University of Nottingham, UK, which helps nontechnical staff to create accessible, multimedia e-learning materials (including, for example, web guides, 'how to' guides, demonstration materials, as well as more traditional e-learning materials for teaching purposes).

Xpert is a respository for sharing and re-using learning materials. Xerte Online Toolkits integrates with Xpert to make it simple to publish open content and have it surface in the Xpert repository for learners to use and other content developers to re-use, adapt and repurpose. Other content authors can easily contribute resources via RSS.


Compiled by Irina Ibraghimova, PhD
Library and Information Management Specialist
HealthConnect International

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