A quick addendum to my post regarding the phenomenon of MOOCs – yesterday I became aware that Coursera is now offering a course in equine nutrition with Dr Jo-Ann Murray through the University of Edinburgh.
Course description: This course will cover many aspects of equine nutrition ranging from anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract to dietary management of horses/ponies affected with nutrition-related disorders.
I believe this is the first foray of this new form of education into the veterinary/animal sciences field. The email alerting me to the offering (which had been forwarded several times through several institutions) suggested that teaching staff may want to check out the curriculum to see how it compares and whether it would be suitable for undergraduates as a complement to their current course.
There are other courses which may be of interest to those in the veterinary and medical fields, including, among many others:
Clinical Problem Solving<https://www.coursera.org/course/clinprobsolv>,
Introduction to Genome Science<https://www.coursera.org/course/genomescience>
Change has come at an even greater pace than I expected.