Mini-colloque sur le SRAS – gestion d’une épidémie

Un mini colloque a eu lieu le 29 avril dans le cadre du MOOC de Patrick Zylberman, “SRAS une « révolution » de la gouvernance mondiale des épidémies”. Il ne s’agissait pas d’un colloque ordinaire puisque, à...   Read More

Interview with Antoine Flahault : "A successful MOOC will be a MOOC where the professor is very discreet"

[French version below]   Antoine Flahault’s course “Fighting against Emerging Infectious Diseases” began on February 10, 2014. The co-director of the Centre Virchow-Villermé, Antoine Flahault, is primarily a passionate and committed professor of public health....   Read More

Interview d’Antoine Flahault : « Tourner un MOOC, une nouvelle expérience pédagogique »

Le cours d’Antoine Flahault «Lutter contre les Maladies Emergentes Infectieuses » débutera le 10 février. Co-directeur du Centre Virchow-Villermé de santé publique Paris Berlin, Antoine Flahault est avant tout un professeur passionné et engagé. Il...   Read More

Interview with Antoine Flahault “Filming a MOOC, a new teaching experience”

Antoine Flahault’s course “Fighting against Emerging Infectious Diseases” will begin on February 10. Co-Director of the Centre Virchow-Villermé of Public Health Paris-Berlin, Antoine Flahault is first of all a passionate and committed teacher. Just by...   Read More

MOOCs in Public Health : challenges and stakes for a new educational experience

MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) : Behind this acronym stand strong challenges and stakes  in terms of pedagogy and education for the XXIst century. Not only are MOOCs available online and for free, but the idea behind...   Read More

What do you want to learn in a MOOC dedicated to Public Health/Global Health?

The new Virchow-Villermé Center for Public Health Paris-Berlin will launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) next October, 2013 entirely dedicated to public health and global health. It will be hosted by a platform (initially...   Read More

Computer Assisted Essay-Grading

We knew for a while automated grading of multiple choice questionnaires, and we were eagerly looking forward to using essay-grading softwares. MIT did it! The New York Times published on April, 4th, that the nonprofit joint venture from...   Read More

MOOC Tsunami in Higher Education

Massive, open, online courses embed all characteristics of what could be disruptive innovation in higher education: several alternatives, vivid discussion and debate, passion, new entrants arising every week, all of them trying to establish what...   Read More

Patients electronic medical records and electronic fraud

Few people question the idea that patients’ electronic medical records avoid unnecessary complementary examinations, limit human error when dealing with prescriptions and sometimes even act as a professional development training tool for doctors and nursing...   Read More

Elixir of youth

“When you think of old persons, what are the first 5 words or phrases that come to mind?” This is the question put by Becca Levy et al., researchers at the Yale school of public...   Read More