By signing-up to this online course you will gain access to RZSS’s moodle-based online learning platform ZOOdle. Through this, and regular live broadcasts (hosted on Zoom) from our team, we will guide you through a 5-day programme that will explore the 4 course modules. Through this you will be able to engage with the topics of Behavioural Research, Conservation, Animal Welfare and Zoo Design in your own time.
As you proceed through the course modules you will encounter 5 course assessments, which can be submitted online. Everything on the course will be within one virtual classroom for easy access where you can see each day’s activities clearly laid out. Even the behavioural research project learners complete will be conducted remotely, with learners collecting project data via our live RZSS webcams based at Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park.
You will need a device with internet access so that you can check in each morning and access the activities for the day. Before your week begins, you’ll be sent a log in details and a password and the link you’ll need for setting up your access to the online Zoodle classroom.
The course has been designed to allow learners to complete it flexibly Live content is recorded to be enjoyed at leisure if the original broadcast time was not possible to attend for the individual, and the deadline for assessment completion with be a minimum of 4 weeks from the course start date, despite all live content being concluded within the first week (Monday – Friday).