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Using Blended Learning to Deliver a Part-Time Programme to Veterinarians: Prof Michael Doherty & Dr Finbar Mulligan

Who are you and where do you teach?

We are Prof. Michael Doherty and Dr. Finbar Mulligan and we teach in the School of Veterinary Medicine University College Dublin. In this case study we focus on the technology we adopted to develop a Graduate Certificate in Dairy Herd Health for veterinarians, with our colleagues in the UCD Dairy Herd Health Group.

What technology do you use for teaching and learning?

We adopted a blended learning approach to design the Graduate Certificate. The programme is part-time and delivered online using Blackboard, this enables veterinary practitioners to study at a time and place that is flexible to their workload and family commitments. A range of educational technologies was utilized to actualise the curriculum design of the programme. For example, we use discussion boards to facilitate the problem-based learning components and we use Articulate to present eLectures.

Click on the video below to learn more about how we designed the programme, the technologies we adopted, and the challenges we had to overcome to deliver the programme.

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