African Health OER Network: Electronic learning and open educational resources in the health sciences in Ghana

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November 13, 2012
January 21, 2013

The objective of this research study is to determine whether a group of Ghanaian students are able to easily use electronic learning material and whether they perceive this method of learning as acceptable. Two e-learning materials were developed, one on the polymerase chain reaction and the other on total abdominal hysterectomy and these were distributed to selected medical students. Two weeks after the distribution of the programmes, a one-page, self-administered questionnaire was distributed to the target groups of students at the two institutions. The analysis concludes that computer ownership or availability at both medical schools is sufficient to permit the distribution and viewing of e-learning materials by students and the medical students considered both programmes to be very helpful.
Authors: Richard Adanu, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Ohene Opare-Sem, Kobina Nkyekyer, Peter Donkor, Aaron Lawson, and Cary Engleberg
Institutions: University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Michigan
Publication: Ghana Medical Journal, v.44(4); Dec 2010.
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