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Memorias de investigación
Ponencias en congresos:
AFRICA BUILD: Building Sustainable Capacity for Health Research in Africa
Año:2013
Áreas de investigación
  • Ciencias de la computación y tecnología informática
Datos
Descripción
In recent years, Internet has promoted that continuous access to information has become a need for biomedical professionals and researchers. In many locations, these needs are quickly covered with a simple Internet access from any electronic device at the researchers? fingertips. However, in some African locations this need becomes a challenge because: (i) the Internet connection is poor and expensive, (ii) people have few computer skills, (iii) there is a lack of tools developed by Africans addressing their own real needs, or (iv) technological resources are scarce or are broken and there is no technical staff to repair the electronical devices. In this context, information technologies, such as collaborative tools or virtual learning tools, can facilitate access to some external knowledge and resources. However, it is necessary to adapt these resources to the needs of African professionals by creating new tools to access information from slow connections, and encouraging the training of new African biomedical researchers that can create new tools geared to their own needs.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
eLearning Africa 2013 Conference
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Windhoek, Namibia
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
CDP08UPM
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
29/05/2013
Fecha fin congreso
31/05/2013
Desde la página
39
Hasta la página
39
Título de las actas
Proceedings of the eLearning Africa 2013 Conference
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Participantes
  • Autor: Ana Jiménez Castellanos (UPM)
  • Autor: Máximo Ramirez Robles (UPM)
  • Autor: Caroline Perrin (University of Geneva)
  • Autor: Rafael Ruiz-de-Castañeda (University of Geneva)
  • Autor: Rada Hussein (Information Technology Institute Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt)
  • Autor: Aly Khalifa (Information Technology Institute Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt)
  • Autor: Maria Zolfo (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Autor: Cheick Oumar Bagayoko (Faculte de Medecine et d'OdontoStomatologie, FMOS, Mali)
  • Autor: Vincent Djientcheu (University of Yaounde I, Cameroon)
  • Autor: Richmond Aryeetey (University of Ghana, School of Public Health)
  • Autor: Asa Kihl-Cuzin (World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Switzerland)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Informática Biomédica (GIB)
  • Departamento: Inteligencia Artificial
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