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Massey University has over 50 years experience in distance learning. We use online tools and resources to remove the distance from distance education. We supplement that with other modes of teaching and learning, as covered below.
Online tools and resources used in the Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) programme include:
Printed study guides lead you through your study in a structured way. They may include
Some courses use study guides only. Others require a textbook as well. Both are excellent resources for future reference.
Each MVM course includes a two or three day on-campus workshop. All workshops are held at the Massey University campus in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Your lecturer, and sometimes other experts, will lead this workshop. It includes lectures, tutorials, and practical sessions (where applicable). You can get to know your teacher and other students in person; you can also enjoy the delights of New Zealand.
We recommend you attend this event in person if you can; but, attendance is optional. If you can't make it, you will be able to join some non-practical sessions live from home via the internet.
All MVM courses are graded, allowing you to demonstrate your achievement in continuing education. Assessment methods include online test, case-based assessments/discussions, portfolio assignments and examinations.
Most assessments take place online. Paper-based assessments are held at a centre near you (this includes international sites).
All MVM lecturers are experts in their veterinary fields and experienced in tertiary and distance teaching. They come from all around the world.
Lecturers communicate in a range of ways to help answer your questions. You can contact them by email and through the online discussion areas. Online feedback tools, audio, video and slide presentations may be used. Offline communication includes the study guide and feedback on written assessments.
Distance learning is a priority at Massey, and entire teams are devoted to it. Other academic and administrative staff, including those at the National Centre for Teaching & Learning, support the MVM. For more information on online learning follow this link.
Join a worldwide online learning community of veterinarians. Listen from some of our students at the recent Ophthalmology contact workshop.
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Last updated on Friday 17 March 2017