This mobile learning app (Gyan Joti - Flame of Knowledge) was developed for use by frontline health workers (Accredited Social Health Activists, ASHAs) in Bihar, India. Presently, the content is aimed at increasing use of family planning methods in India. The app was built using the OppiaMobile learning platform available from Digital Campus. This application is still under development.
Special Features of the Gyan Joti Application: 1. Scalable: Approach meets basic functional and users requirements for rapid adaption in any field context 2. Easy to Use: Incorporates original artwork/logo 3. Adaptable to languages: Currently the application is available in Hindi and can be adapted to any language supported by Android / mobile handset being used. 4. Easy to convert/edit content using Moodle (world’s largest content management system) for deployment on to Android based tablets or phones either over Wi-Fi or computer cable connection or via Bluetooth. 5. Easy to download: Available via Google Play 6. Built in analytics so administrators can install the server for the system and track all users in a variety of ways 7. Works offline: Is specially designed for slow broadband networks and works offline, meaning no Internet connection necessary to run app once the app is fully registered- everything is stored on device. require a periodic connection to install updates to media and upload small (<10K) usage statistics files for monitoring 8. Open source: android based mobile learning application; no licensing requirements
Content Description: Specific Family Planning Methods covered: IUD, Condom, OCP, Injectable, Female Sterilization, Male Sterilization, Medical Abortion, ECP Each method section contains specific types of media (role model films, behavioural films, TV ads and/or doctor’s films). These films help clients understand the benefits and challenges associated with each method. They also serve to motivate the clients.
Other topics discussed: Interpersonal communication, GATHER counselling method, FAQs on FP methods