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The Network Of Veterinary ICT in education

The NOVICE project aims to use ICT in an innovative way to support lifelong learning in the veterinary profession. The project has created a website, which is a professional network [link], using Web 2.0 tools such as wikis and blogs for informal learning of veterinarians and veterinary students; with a support network of ICT educationalists. The project will research the benefits of ICT in supporting informal lifelong learning and will disseminate evidence of best practice to improve the quality of education on a broader scale.


The NOVICE project’s founding partners are:

  • The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • The University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany
  • The Royal Veterinary College, London, UK
  • The Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
  • The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

What makes the NOVICE professional network special?

  • The NOVICE website was started by universities
  • It crosses boundaries of distance, time, cost and language
  • Registration is restricted to veterinarians, students and educationalists, so it is a safe environment to share experiences
  • Undergraduate students involved in the project should become professionals who are keen to continue informal learning using ICT, thus helping the students of the future
  • NOVICE promotes the dissemination of evidence based information
  • Assistance with using the Web 2.0 tools is provided via Frequently Asked Questions and Helpdesks

The network Of Veterinary ICt in Education (NOVICE) is funded through the Lifelong Learning Programme of the Education and Culture Directorate General from the European Commission.