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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 884-887

Collaborative global health E-learning: A Massive Open Online Course experience of young family doctors

1 Polaris YDM, USA; Department of Family Medicine, Yongsan Health Clinic, South Korea
2 Department of Family Medicine, Shiekh Khalife Specialty Hospital, UAE; Al Razi YDM, Jordan
3 AfriWon YDM, Nigeria
4 Department of Family Medicine, École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique, Saint-Denis, France
5 Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
6 Vasco da Gama Movement, Greece
7 The Spice Route Movement, Pakistan
8 Department of Family Medicine, Lago University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
9 Vasco da Gama Movement, Georgia
10 Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
11 Department of Family Medicine, Roodlane Medical HCA Healthcare, UK
12 Vasco da Gama YDM, Portugal
13 Department of Family Medicine, ARS Algarve, Portugal
14 Vasco da Gama Movement, Croatia
15 Waynakay YDM, Peru
16 Waynakay YDM, Venezuela

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kyle Hoedebecke
MEDDAC-K Unit 15244, Box 274, APO, AP 96205

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_186_18

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are unlimited web-based courses accessed through computers, smartphones, or other digital devices. Although they have multiple advantages, a common challenge is the low course completion rates. Young family doctors of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) from more than 20 countries recently completed an initiative that combined social media platforms with a MOOC offered by Harvard University. This resulted in a completion rate five times greater than the baseline rate. We propose perfecting and expanding this method to augment continued medical education, collaboration, and best practice exchange among WONCA's members and participating organizations worldwide.

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