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UiB offers free multimedia for global health-education

University in Bergen gives open and free media content for use in education in global health, in cooporation with Copenhagen University and Uppsala University.

Open Educational Recources
OER Comons is a platform that can be used for sharing open and free media content.

In corporation with the two other Nordic universities, the University of Bergen (UiB) has launched the Nordic University OER – Health. This is an open source platform to help with education in the field of global health.

On the website you will find videos, photos and lectures, free and available for anyone.

“The material can be used by teachers and learners in global health all over the world. Our aim is to increase the quality of the education and to reach more people,” says Professor Bente E. Moen, at the Centre for International Health, UIB. She is lthe project leader at UiB.

Need for education in South

The Nordic University OER- Health is divided into 15 different topics from global health, ranging from general topics to specific infectious diseases. Global health teachers from anywhere can use the content. The content may be particularly beneficial for education programmes in low- and middle income countries.

“We are thinking that the new portal can be very helpful for education in Africa and countries in the South, which are struggling to get enough education material, and are trying their own universities. Much of our material is collected from these countries and is suited for them,” Moen points out.

Collecting more content

Even if the themes are set, the three Nordic universities are still looking for new content.

“At the Centre of International Health we are going through everything we have of photos, videos and presentations to see if there is more material that we could use.”

“It is also possible for other institutions than the three Nordic ones to contribute media content, if it the quality is assured and accepted by us,” says Bente E. Moen.