ODK – for health inequity research
Open Data Kit (ODK) tools are a set of open source research tool that helps to collect research data using mobile handsets. It can replace paper forms and support geo-locations, images, video clips, and barcodes along with numerical and textual data.opendatakit.org
Moodle suite – for Health inequity research
Is an open source learning management software applications that help teachers to create modular internet based courses. It is easy to work with and bases on the modern social constructionist pedagogy. moodle.org
Open Meeting – for Health inequity research
is open source software which provides virtual meeting rooms for web conferencing. People from different locations/countries can meet in the virtual room using the webcam and microphone in their computer/handheld device. Through open meetings they can share documents, audio/video recordings, screens and even record the proceedings for future review. Open meetings are the least expensive way of meeting both in economic and ecologic terms. openmeetings.apache.org
The use of discussion forums as a vehicle for learning is based on the pedagogical tenets of collaborative learning theory, which call for collaboration between participants, experimentation, and open inquiry. It help Builds connections and class community, Contributes to the development of cognitive, critical thinking, and writing skills, Facilitates exploratory learning and Empowers students to express themselves.