Webinar: Utilizing WhatsApp as an elearning tool

24 June, 2020

Dear All

We live in an unprecedented time where eLearning has come globally to the front burner of education platforms. This does not mean that it is universally accessible or equitable. At least, not yet.

At IT for Health and Education System Equity initiative (www.ITfHESE.net) we are in the process of reimagining eLearning. We seek to understand the process engineering behind innovative eLearning modules. To this effect, we are intrigued with a collaboration between Grassroot, a civic technology organization in South Africa, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that have utilized WhatsApp for the development and full execution of an elearning course.

If you are interested to learn and to ask questions to the presenters from Grassroot and MIT regarding the process engineering that goes into utilizing WhatsApp as an eLearning tool, please register and join us on this webinar.

Webinar date: June 26, 8:00am EST, 12 noon GMT

Webinar Info and Registration site: www.itfhese.net

Once you register, a Zoom link for the webinar will be sent to your email.

Kind regards


Seble L Frehywot MD, MHSA

Associate Professor of Global Health and Health Policy

Department of Global Health & Department of Health Policy & Management

Director of Global Health Equity On-Line Learning

Atlantic Philanthropy-Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Program

Milken Institute School of Public Health

The George Washington University

950 New Hampshire Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20052

Tel: 202-994-4311

Fax: 202-994-3472

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skills to do difficult things easily. -Anonymous

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.- Nelson Mandela

Kindness is the most scarce resource in the world right now. People are dying everyday due to the lack of it. Those of us who are fortunate enough to have it, should liberally share it with humanity- Seble Frehywot

HIFA profile: Seble Frehywot is Associate Research Professor of Health Policy and Global Health at the George Washington University, USA. She has worked in Asia, Africa and the United States in the fields of medicine, public health, international & national health policy analysis, health policy analysis capacity-building, and health services research and program management. Her research and policy analysis focus is on developing countries health workforce and health systems issues with a main focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Health Human Resource and Health Systems development and strengthening issues. She teaches International Comparative Health Systems course at the GWU. seblelf AT gwu.edu