NOVICE: Network Of Veterinans IContinuing Education

NOVICE is a network of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) educationalists working within veterinary schools and collaborating with veterinarians and students. It aims to explore and extend the use of online Web 2.0 tools in veterinary education and lifelong learning.


ICT educationalists and veterinarians at the
first NOVICE meeting in Utrecht January 2010

If you work within the veterinary field and would like to:

  • Become familiar with Web 2.0 techniques and tools
  • Join a group of veterinarians with similar interests
  • Exchange information about veterinary matters with peers
  • Link with student and practicing veterinarians
  • Socialise with veterinary friends

...then join our online professional network!
Joining is free and easy - simply click here.

Or to read more visit our section:

The five founding veterinary schools are as follows:

New Core NOVICE Team Member:

The project participation of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover ended on April 13, 2019. 

Publications and Dissemination

To find out more about the progress of the NOVICE project and its research, please view our publications; a selection of which can be seen below.

  • Journal Articles

Baillie S, Kinnison T, Forrest N, Dale V, Ehlers J, Koch M, Mándoki M, Ciobotaru M, de Groot E, Boerboom T, van Beukelen P. Developing an online professional network of veterinary education: The NOVICE Project. (In press) Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.

Dale, V.M.H., Kinnison, T., Short, N., May, S.A., Baillie, S. Web 2.0 and the veterinary profession: current trends and future implications for lifelong learning. In press Veterinary Record. Epub ahead of press here.

Mándoki, M. 2011. NOVICE: observations during the development of an international professional veterinary network. Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 133: 307-314.

Ciobotaru, E., Ionita, M., Kinnison, T., Militaru, M., Predoi, G., Baillie, S. 2010. Face-to-face and online professional communities for veterinarians and veterinary students - a focus group study. Scientific Works (C Series), LVI(3-4), 39-49.

  • Conference Presentations

Schaper, E., Tipold, A., Forrest, N., Ehlers, J.: 1 Jahr NOVICE - Network of Veterinary ICT in Education. In: Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA), 5-8 October 2011, München, Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11gma022. DOI: 10.3205/11gma022, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11gma0221.

Baillie, S., Kinnison T., Forrest N., Dale V., Ehlers J., Koch M., Mandoki, M., Ciobotaru, E.,  Boerboom, T., de Groot, E., van Beukelen, P. Developing a ‘Network Of Veterinary ICt in Education’ (NOVICE) to support informal lifelong learning. AMEE, 27-31 August 2011, Vienna, Austria.

Baillie, S., Kinnison, T., Forrest, N., Dale, V.,Ehlers, J., Schaper, E., Koch, M.,Mandoki, M., Bartha, T., Ciobotaru, E.,de Groot, E., Boerboom, T.B.B., de Gooijer, J., van Beukelen, P. Developing the online professional ‘Network Of Veterinary ICt in Education’ (NOVICE). The Second Annual Veterinary Education Symposium. 13-14 July 2011, Nottingham, UK.

SCHAPER E, TIPOLD A, EHLERS JP: NOVICE: Soziales online-Netzwerk für Veterinärmediziner. GML² 2012 - Grundlagen Multimedialen Lehrens und Lernens. 15.-16.03.-2012, Berlin (D).

  • Other selected dissemination activities

van Beukelen, P., Kinnison, T., Dale, V.H.M.,de Groot, E. 2011. 'An Update on NOVICE', 'Special Interest Groups' and 'The NOVICE Summer School'. The world ViEW, 2(2): 7-9.

Ehlers, J., Schaper, E.  'NOVICE' Wikipedia

Please click here for a full list of publications and dissemination activities.

This project has been funded by an award granted under the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Last updated 527 days ago by Lisa Schaper