An introduction to electronic learning and its use to address challenges in surgical training
Posted by: admin | July 04, 2009 | 0 Comments
The Veterinary Bioscience Institute is excited to announce publication of an article written in collaboration with Dr. James Kehler from the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Elizabeth Johnson from the Harleysville Veterinary Hospital dealing with the use of electronic leaning (E-learning) within the laboratory animal science (LAS) and biomedical communities as part of the rodent surgical training. This article was published in the June issue of the Lab Animal Journal (Volume 38, Issue 6, 2009).
Please see the abstract below:
An introduction to electronic learning
and its use to address challenges in surgical training
Szczepan W. Baran, VMD, MS1, 2, Elizabeth J.
Johnson, VMD3 & James Kehler, VMD, PhD4
Bioscience Institute, Harleysville,
2 Drexel University,
College of Medicine,
3 Harleysville Veterinary
Hospital, Harleysville, PA.
4 University of Pennsylvania,
School of Veterinary
Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies-NBC, Kennett Square, PA.
The animal research community faces a shortage of surgical training opportunities along with an increasing demand for expertise in surgical techniques. One possible means of overcoming this challenge is the use of computer-based or electronic learning (e-learning) to disseminate material to a broad range of animal users. E-learning platforms can take many different forms, ranging from simple text documents that are posted online to complex virtual courses that incorporate dynamic video or audio content and in which students and instructors can interact in real time. The authors present an overview of e-learning and discuss its potential benefits as a supplement to hands-on rodent surgical training. They also discuss a few basic considerations in developing and implementing electronic courses. Read more…