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Gaya Gamhewage: Fighting the Pandemic through Online Learning

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Gaya Gamhewage

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) open-source learning platform https://OpenWHO.org has made online courses available on COVID-19 since January 2020, when the first signs of the approaching pandemic were received.
The OpenWHO team expedited the production of learning materials based on WHO’s evidence-based science in order to serve the rising need for online learning related to COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic learning surge has expanded the OpenWHO to reach 5.3 million course enrolments from all around the world. The platform offers 33 courses for COVID-19 and 58 other health topics, spreading across 53 languages. A total of 9.5 million words have been translated so far and almost 3 million certificates have been issued.
All courses are available for free and the platform allows diverse audiences from around the world to join into the self-paced, asynchronous online learning journey. The emphasis of the platform is on equity and access and aim is to move all barriers for learners. All offerings are therefore provided in no-cost, low bandwidth, mobile-friendly, downloadable and offline formats.