September 15, 2009

 
​CONVENTION COVERAGE

 AVMA Ed undergoing a makeover

posted September 1, 2009
 

AVMA Ed screenshot 

This fall when the AVMA relaunches its online continuing education site, users will discover a more compelling speaker format and technical upgrades designed to enhance their CE experience.

AVMA Ed will feature 28 hours of continuing education from this year's AVMA convention when the new format is introduced in November on the site, www.avma.org/avmaed/. A combination of user feedback and planned upgrades is behind substantial upcoming changes to the online continuing education site.

Previous AVMA convention content was recorded as speakers delivered their educational programs to convention audiences, but content from the Seattle convention was captured in studio recording sessions. A new delivery platform for AVMA Ed is intended to improve video loading times. Changes in the interface will allow users to adjust the screen size of videos and quickly move between segments of educational programs.

Veterinarians have used the online program to earn more than 1,200 hours of continuing education credits since its launch Dec. 1, 2008. Dr. Althea Jones, AVMA online professional services editor, said AVMA Ed draws content from trusted sources: the JAVMA and the AVMA convention.

"The quality of content, ease of use, and excellent value make AVMA Ed hard to beat as a CE source for our members," Dr. Jones said