To effectively improve animal welfare worldwide, we believe there is a need to use a range of educational tools, including free online courses, to provide credible and accessible education resources to present the case for an evidence-based approach to improving welfare standards. The ‘Animal behaviour and welfare’ MOOC (www.coursera. org/course/animal) was developed through the University of Edinburgh’s Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education in partnership with animal welfare researchers at Scotland’s Rural College.
- Animal welfare
- Animal welfare education
- Online learning
- Veterinary education
MacKay, JRD., Langford, FM., & Waran, N. (2015). Massive Open Online Courses as a tool for global animal welfare education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 42(5), 287-301. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme.0415-054R2