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  1. Digital Divide • What is digital divide? • What is the impact on the society? • What is Supercourse effort?

  2. Digital Divide • The gap in: • Information communication technology • The Internet use • The gap between various: • Income • Age • Gender • Ethnicity • Language • Geography • Family, company size

  3. Digital Divide • Interent users • Less than 5% of world population Source: UN Human Development Report, 1999

  4. Digital Divide • Among developed countries % of people having a PC Source: OECD, Digital Divide 2001

  5. Digital Divide • Among developed countries % of Internet users Source: OECD, Digital Divide 2001

  6. Widening Digital Divide • 1994 vs. 1997 in USA 21.5% gap 16.8% gap Source: Burstin, Health Affairs 2000 % of Internet users

  7. Digital Divide • Result: • Less access • Lack of information • Impact • Business • Science • Education • Slowing down of the society

  8. Crossing Digital Divide • Alternative Internet access: • Cable, Satellite • TV • Mobile phone

  9. Crossing Digital Divide • Mobile internet training unit

  10. Supercourse – Crossing Digital Divide • Supercourse lectures • Readable with lower version of web browsers • Small size • 200-300kb per lecture • Mirroring • CD-ROM

  11. Supercourse – Crossing Digital Divide • Mirror sites: 32 • Simply “a copy of Supercourse site” • Mirror update in December!!

  12. Supercourse – Crossing Digital Divide • CD-Rom: • Sent to 4000 faculty in 105 countries • CD-Rom update in December!!

  13. Quality Control • Filtering system • Development level • Manufacturing level • Utilization level • Quality assurance system • Online review • Statistical quality control

  14. Utilization • Classroom teaching: • Faculty • School of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary, Public Health • Course reference / reading material • Customized lecturing • Modification, tailoring • Web-based or CD-Rom

  15. Utilization • Professional training: • Local health departments (US) • Training material • Self-learning material • Resource for program development

  16. Utilization • e-Handbook: • Medical students • Quick manual for “Epidemiology” • Web-based or CD-Rom

  17. Supercourse development • Rehabilitation Supercourse (29) • http://www.shrs.upmc.edu/supercourse/index.htm • Behavioral Sciences Supercourse (16) • http://www.commed.hku.hk/super.course/index.htm • CDC Prevention Lecture Series (30) • http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/cdcfront.htm

  18. Supercourse development • Jikei University Medical School • Clinical Epidemiology course • Evaluation trial • http://www.jikei.ac.jp • University of Occupational & Environmental Health • Post graduate education • Global Health Disaster Network • http://envepi.med.uoeh-u.ac.jp/supercourse/index.htm

  19. Supercourse development • Hokkaido University • Health, Environment, and Sustainable Health Supercourse • http://www.med.hokudai.ac.jp/~senior-w/supercourses.html • Dokkyo University • Global Pathology Supercourse • http://www.dokkyomed.ac.jp/dep-k/cli-path/WASP-Glo.html • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) programs

  20. Future plans • CD distribution • Mirroring • Satellite-based distribution • Egypt • IMIA WG9, WG1 collaboration • Connecting BMJ, Lancet and Supercourse • Citation system • Customization system • Evaluation model

  21. Further collaboration • Lecture sharing • CD distribution • Mirroring • Supercourse development in other area • Collaborative research • Lecture translation • Business model development

  22. How to join? • Supercourse website: • http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/assist/join.htm • Email contact: • EunRyoung Sa eunsa@pitt.edu • Akira Sekikawa akira@pitt.edu • Ron LaPorte ronlaporte@aol.com

  23. EunRyoung Ron Akira Deb Mita Eugene Faina Tom Beatriz Fan GHNet-SupercourseWorking Group • Ronald E. LaPorte • Akira Sekikawa • EunRyoung Sa • Fan Zhou • Faina Linkov • Mita Lovalekar • Beatriz Rico Verdin • Eugene Shubnikov • Deborah Aaron • Thomas Songer