Views on animal welfare and ethics differ worldwide, which becomes a problem when international animal welfare organisations want to speak with one, unified voice in their duties. Through developing technologies there are new opportunities to engage and teach people around the world about animal welfare topics, though their usefulness is still being investigated. Previous research using online courses indicates they can be used as a useful supplementary tool which allows for flexible learning (Klupiec et al. 2014), though investment in development is required for success (MacKay et al. 2014). Articulate has been chosen by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as an online teaching software platform to provide international members with continuing professional development. The aim of the online course is to ensure IFAW staff are up to date with the organisations current values and policies for protecting animals. Usefulness of the online course will be tested based on five key themes; demographics, confidence, attitudes, knowledge, and course feedback.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||British Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting - Cheshire, Chester, United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Apr 2015 → 16 Jun 2016
|Conference||British Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting|
|Period||14/04/15 → 16/06/16|