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Title: IC-health project: Development of MOOCs to promote digital health literacy: First results and future challenges
Authors: Perestelo-Perez, Lilisbeth
Torres-Castaño, Alezandra
González-González, Carina
Alvarez-Perez, Yolanda
Toledo-Chavarri, Ana
Wägner, Anna Maria Claudia 
Perello, Michelle
Van Der Broucke, Stephan
Díaz Meneses, Gonzalo 
Piccini, Barbara
Rivero-Santana, Amado
Serrano-Aguilar, Pedro
UNESCO Clasification: 120310 Enseñanza con ayuda de ordenador
580101 Medios audiovisuales
3212 Salud pública
Keywords: Co-Creation
Digital Health Literacy
Open Education, et al
Issue Date: 2020
Project: Improving digital health literacy in Europe 
Journal: Sustainability (Switzerland) 
Abstract: Digital health literacy (DHL) is the ability to search, understand and evaluate information from digital media and apply that knowledge to solve health problems. However, currently many citizens have not developed these skills, and this compromises not only the self-management of their health, but the possibility that health services are socially sustainable. The objective of this article was to present the objectives, activities and results of the IC-Health project whose objective was to develop a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) to improve the DHL skills of European citizens. An exploratory report on DHL's current evidence was developed. Furthermore, a survey, focus groups and group interviews were conducted to determine DHL levels and the needs of population cohorts (children; adolescents; pregnant and lactating women; the elderly; and people affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes). A participation strategy with end users was designed through a community of practice for the creation of MOOCs with the seven European countries that participated in the consortium. Thirty-five MOOCs were developed in eight different languages and a descriptive and exploratory assessment of MOOCs was conducted with new participants. This first evaluation indicated that MOOCs can be an effective educational resource for DHL and a facilitator of shared decision-making processes. The process of co-creation ofMOOCs, the components, the challenges and the opportunities identified in this European project could be useful for other developers of MOOCs who want to co-create interventions with beneficiaries in similar settings. Further longer-term actions are still needed to improve citizens' DHL.
ISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su12166642
Source: Sustainability (Switzerland) [EISSN 2071-1050], v. 12 (16), 6642, (Agosto 2020)
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