EHAS Course Editor. A multimedia tool for e-learning course creation
The EHAS Program (EHAS stands for "Enlace Hispano Americano de Salud", and could be translated as Spanish-American Health Link or Liaison) works to improve the health care in rural areas of developing countries, using the new information and communications technologies. Although EHAS is intended of the investigation and development of technological solutions to equip rural health centres and health outposts with appropriate communication infrastructure (voice and data transmission via radio), it also takes care about mark up service implementation over these networks (computer based epidemic surveillance systems, remote formation, emergencies management, medicines, etc.). This Project is framed within the continuous formation systems for EHAS's health personnel in rural remote areas, and its main goal is to design an authoring tool for e-learning course creation. The application, called "EHAS Courses Editor", consists of a free and open source document editor, developed in Java, which uses XML for document data support. It will allow creating courses based on a given structure, the EHAS course structure, in a way as easy as possible.