Online Program

Creating and adapting animated videos for public health response and education

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 11:23 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Julia Bello-Bravo, PhD, Scientific Animations Without Borders, Urbana, IL

Scientific Animations Without Borders™ (SAWBO) is a University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign based program. SAWBO transforms extension information on relevant topics such as agriculture, disease and women's empowerment, into 2D, 2.5D and 3D animations, which are then voice overlaid into a diversity of languages from around the world. All SAWBO animations are made freely available to anyone wishing to use them for educational purposes. Animations can be downloaded from a diversity of SAWBO channels and used on computers, tablets, cell phones, TVs, and overhead projection systems.

Dr. Bello-Bravo is an Assistant Director in the Center for African Studies.  She also works on the topic of how to increase inclusiveness of under-represented groups in educational networks and systems (Bello-Bravo et al., 2010).  She is co-PI on a USAID grant to develop novel extension strategies with applicability both internationally and with benefits to developing novel extension technologies for the benefit of the state of Illinois.  She is also the co-founder of Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) and the Sustainable Development Virtual Knowledge Interface (SusDeViKI).

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Explain how animated videos are created and adapted for a wide range of situations. Discuss the resources available for utilizing animated videos in public health practice.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a co-founder and co-director of Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO). I am also an Assistant Director in the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaigan.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.