Courses Safely Resume at the TMI
Colorado State University’s Veterinary Continuing Education (CE) Team has worked to create and implement new guidelines in order to resume hosting in person/ onsite labs at the Translational Medicine Institute. These guidelines keep CE course participants socially distant and safe so they may continue utilizing hands-on learning at the TMI’s minimally invasive teaching laboratory.
Course structure has changed with the use of online platforms to deliver course readings and materials beforehand, minimizing time spent in groups. TMI Laboratory Coordinator Amy Joesten says “A new process has been learning together in smaller more intimate settings, allowing the instructors more one on one with the participants.” Joesten manages the day to day operations of the lab, focusing on efficiency and safety.
Aaron Massecar, Assistant Director of CE, has been working to advance online learning while building a virtual community of veterinary professionals. The CE team launched a new website and learning management system in July and have only started to explore the potential for online learning. The platform is made up of lecture videos, course notes, and certificates programs built into the system. Massecar says “We are utilizing this opportunity to develop lifelong learning for our participants. In the future, we will utilize more active learning formats, community groups, and discussion tools that will help course participants long after they walk through our teaching lab.”
Explore upcoming learning opportunities by visiting the course catalog
Maximizing Online Learning Platforms
Earlier this year, our educational partner KARL STORZ provided the TMI with a grant to create and produce the ENDOSCOPY Talks™, a series of live webinars. These talks are free, open to the public and held weekly on Zoom.
The ENDOSCOPY Talks™ series brings together some of the most influential people in the field of endoscopy to discuss current best practices and emerging trends within the ever-expanding field. Every Wednesday a new speaker elaborates on a particular topic within endoscopy. These events are designed to benefit clinicians performing endoscopic procedures as well as those interested in incorporating endoscopy into their practice.
The talks are approximately one hour in length, with the time divided up between presentation and discussion. Previous sessions are available to watch online after the live event takes place.