Authors: Adriano Jorge Soares Arrigo1, Hector Gabriel Corrale de Matos1, Priscila Carvalho Cruz1, Maria Julia Ferreira Cardoso1 , Kátia de Freitas Alvarenga1, Thais C. Morata2, Lilian Cássia Bórnia Jacob1
1University of São Paulo
2National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Background Wikiversity is an open and free platform to mediate teaching and learning based on the objectives: (a) develop and host educational materials; (b) provide a space for the development of activities; and (c) facilitate research projects and provide scientific content. Audiology content in Wikimedia platforms has been consistently increasing since the adoption of Wikipedia assignments in educational activities and online global campaigns such as Wiki4WorldHearingDay in 2019 and 2023, and Wiki4YearOfSound2020. Training and education in hearing health are critical to facilitate remote and virtual audiological interventions. Wikiversity enables hosting of MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) that foster knowledge and potentially may mitigate health instruction inequality. Hence, we describe the development of the Brazilian Portuguese “Introduction to Audiology” MOOC on Wikiversidade.
Results The preliminary MOOC (https://w.wiki/6Jat) is currently available and when completed will include the modules: Peripheral and Central Auditory System, Psychoacoustics, Bone Conduction Mechanisms, Audiometry, Speech Recognition, Auditory Clinical Masking, and Tympanometry.
Conclusions The potential of an open course on Introductory Audiology may be explored in order to promote hearing health and Audiology basic training in different backgrounds contexts.