I work for a non-profit NGO working to improve public health for the under privileged, our community health workers provide primary and secondary medical care to a catchment population of over 2.5 million individuals in Korangi, Karachi, Pakistan.
There is a severe lack of qualified personnel in the sector and the individuals hired usually possess little education or health knowledge and usually have to undergo intensive vocational training.
We initiated a self directed online learning platform for the health workers where they could acquire the skills they believe will be useful to them which will not only help them secure better jobs, but also help improve their existing medical care practices and help alleviate the disease burden in poverty stricken societies.
It is worth mentioning, our previous training program was conducted within a classroom based environment but this could not continue for very long because of health worker schedules and ongoing project responsibilities. We therefor used Moodle as an online learning platform, where our strengths were finding material and tailoring it to suit our needs.
We had found tutorial videos on health topics, computer use, math skills, etc. on YouTube and gotten them voiced over in Urdo (native language) so as to make it easier for our health workers understand as most of them do not comprehend English very well.
We were using YouTube to download the videos, getting them translated, then voiced over. The voiced over videos were then uploaded on YouTube again and then hyperlinked on HTML pages on Moodle, but we realised that the quality of video would degrade as these flash videos were fetched from YouTube in a compressed format, were worked upon, re-compressed and put up back on YouTube.
I was wondering if there is any better way to host videos on the Moodle website to avoid quality issues when using YouTube. Your help and suggestions will be very much appreciated.