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ActivEpi Learning Management System

Overview

ActiveEpi Web, a multimedia electronic textbook that provides an interactive resource to learn the fundamentals of epidemiology. David Kleinbaum, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, originally developed ActivEpi in 2001 as a CD Rom. GORGES converted it to an online format. It uses the Ruby-on-Rails based GORGES LMS.

“I consider this text an important educational gift to the world and hope it has a major impact on education in the health, medical and mathematical/statistical fields,” said Kleinbaum who has written seven epidemiology textbooks and won numerous teaching awards during his 40-year career. “I hope it provides a clear understanding of how epidemiology links the health and medical sciences with mathematics and statistics.”

ActiveEpi includes 15 lessons with narrated instructional expositions that use video and animation; interactive study questions and quizzes; and homework exercises.

This project is a significant advancing of the GORGES Learning Management System.

Don Ellis, Director Technical Planning, GORGES

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