AFRICA BUILD Portal: developing a social network of African health researchers and educators

Ramírez Robles, Máximo and Jiménez Castellanos, Ana and Khalifa, Aly and Maojo Garcia, Victor Manuel and Anne, Abdrahamane and Kamga, Yannick and Afagbedzi, Seth (2013). AFRICA BUILD Portal: developing a social network of African health researchers and educators. In: "IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition (IST-Africa), 2013", 29-31 May 2013, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN 978-1-905824-39-7. pp. 1-8.

Description

Title: AFRICA BUILD Portal: developing a social network of African health researchers and educators
Author/s:
  • Ramírez Robles, Máximo
  • Jiménez Castellanos, Ana
  • Khalifa, Aly
  • Maojo Garcia, Victor Manuel
  • Anne, Abdrahamane
  • Kamga, Yannick
  • Afagbedzi, Seth
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition (IST-Africa), 2013
Event Dates: 29-31 May 2013
Event Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Title of Book: IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition (IST-Africa), 2013
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-905824-39-7
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Education - Sub-Sahara - Health Information - Capacity Building - AFRICA BUILD - Resource Integration - Social Networks
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

One of the main outputs of the project is a collaborative platform which integrates a myriad of research and learning resources. This article presents the first prototype of this platform: the AFRICA BUILD Portal (ABP 1.0). The ABP is a Web 2.0 platform which facilitates the access, in a collaborative manner, to these resources. Through a usable web interface, the ABP has been designed to avoid, as much as possible, the connectivity problems of African institutions. In this paper, we suggest that the access to complex systems does not imply slow response rates, and that their development model guides the project to a natural technological transfer, adaptation and user acceptance. Finally, this platform aims to motivate research attitudes during the learning process and stimulate user?s collaborations.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7266474AFRICA BUILDUniversidad Politécnica de MadridBuilding a Research and Education Infrastructure for Africa

More information

Item ID: 26535
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26535/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:26535
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6701740&tag=1
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Jun 2014 10:40
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2019 11:23
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