Massive Open Online Courses as a tool for global animal welfare education

JRD MacKay, FM Langford, N Waran

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-301
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Education
Issue number5
Publication statusPrint publication - 2015

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  • Animal welfare
  • Animal welfare education
  • Online learning
  • Veterinary education


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