Interest and Self-Sustained Learning as Catalysts of Development: A Learning Ecology Perspective.

First posted at: https://wordpress.com/post/researchingthelonghardroad.wordpress.com/48 My assignment idea is linked to a project I have been working on for a number of years. I will be looking at how an e-Learning platform we are planning to establish for health workers in Tanzania can be used to amplify knowledge-sharing and learning of all people working in the…

Using the ePlatform to support successful initiatives

The Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby Text Messaging Service (nationally known as the Wazazi Nipendeni SMS service) has served over 500,000 Tanzanian men and women, since its launch in November 2012. To date,  the service has sent more than 40 million text messages with maternal health and early childcare information to registrants from all networks in…

Using the ePlatform so that more voices can be heard

Sikika means ‘heard’ in Swahili. It’s the name of an organization based in Dar es Salaam with operations in ten districts including Kinondoni, Ilala and Temeke in Dar es Salaam, Mpwapwa and Kondoa in Dodoma, Simanjiro and Kiteto in Manyara, Iramba and Singida Rural in Singida and Kibaha in Coast region. As the name suggest,…

Using technology to manage our initiative

Our core group consists of  five organizations – three based in Dar Es Salaam, one in Ifakara, and one in Geneva, so we have had to find a way of ensuring effective communication between the group. For the past couple of years, we have managed through a combination of individual and group emails, as well as periodic…

Connecting our group

Linda (from Koyo) and Paul Magesa (President of The Tanzania National Nurses Association (TANNA) ) met to discuss the possibility of recruiting young student nurses as e-platform champions through a type of internship programme. Imagine connecting 17,000 nurses! TANNA is an incredible network. With 33 branches across the country, there are currently 17,000 nurses who…

Coordinating efforts in Tanzania and beyond

In a conversation with Dr Gabriel Upunda, we learnt of the importance of engaging the regulatory bodies for health in Tanzania, and also to look beyond Tanzania to what is being done in relation to continuous professional development for health workers in other countries. Dr Upunda occupied the position of Chief Medical Officer of Tanzania for…

Testing our skills!

Last month we started to put together a beta version of the e-Platform and develop some mock courses. The first course is one which we consider to be the foundation for the platform. It involves introducing learners to e-Learning and the features that will be used as we move forward. We cannot assume that people…