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How do you prefer to consume educational information related to work?

  • 1.  How do you prefer to consume educational information related to work?

    Posted 01-24-2024 09:52 AM

    Hi! As we continue to develop content at Maddie's Fund, we're curious as to how YOU prefer to consume information. Is it through:

    • Watching video (webcasts, live or on-demand)
    • Reading (blog posts, emails, articles)
    • Interactive calls or meetings (live zoom calls, online instructor led courses, forum posts)
    • In person conferences/events
    • Online self-paced courses 
    • Something else? 

    Does it depend on the topic or how much time you have? We'd love your thoughts!


    #EducationandTraining

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    Brittany Ransonet
    Marketing Communications Project Manager
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 2.  RE: How do you prefer to consume educational information related to work?

    Posted 01-24-2024 01:29 PM

    I personally prefer to watch videos and take courses that are online and self paced.  That way I do not feel rushed and as with almost everyone here, we are being pulled in multiple directions so being able to come back to a video or self paced online course is helpful for me.  I also like the fact that I can go back and get information again.  Thank you.



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    Chun Mezger
    Animal Services Officer
    North Richland Hills Animal Adoption & Rescue
    TX
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  • 3.  RE: How do you prefer to consume educational information related to work?

    Posted 01-24-2024 02:43 PM

    Hi

    Since there's so much going on during the day and I never know if I'll be able to join a meeting , watching video or  online self-paced courses are the preferred option for me



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    Tammy Fabian
    Executive Director
    Friends For Life Animal Rescue
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  • 4.  RE: How do you prefer to consume educational information related to work?

    Posted 01-24-2024 11:08 PM

    Hi Brittany,

    I take advantage of all options but a self-paced course is great when I have too much to do during the day. Each option offers different resources. Thank you for finding so many ways to get the information out there. 



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    Julielani Chang
    The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
    Davis CA
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  • 5.  RE: How do you prefer to consume educational information related to work?

    Posted 01-25-2024 03:35 AM

    I personally prefer to read over watching videos, but I like the idea of online self-paced courses as well. With the day to day responsibilities at our sanctuary and also running a profit biz my days are very full. Most times I am not available when the zoom meetings are planned. 



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    Lisa Burn
    Co-founder/VP
    Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary
    Myakka City, FL
    https://farmhousesanctuary.org
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  • 6.  RE: How do you prefer to consume educational information related to work?

    Posted 01-25-2024 07:45 AM

    Personally I like podcasts or webinars or online self paced ones. Live are fine as long as they can be watched at a later time.



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    Sandra Hill
    Operation CatSnip of Kentucky, Inc
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  • 7.  RE: How do you prefer to consume educational information related to work?

    Posted 01-25-2024 11:43 AM

    I like to mix it up! I love large annual events with inspirational and educational keynote speakers that also offer great networking with peer opportunities. I love video meetings such as Maddie's Weekly where I can see people and hear from a leader in the field, but where I have flexibility to step away for a second if needed. I also LOVE the opportunity to raise money for my organization while I learn! Talk about WIN/WIN! I'm an avid reader and devour print/online information sources. Of course, I love learning from people in the field here in Kansas, animal owners, humans in  need to help their animals!  I just want to learn to do more and do BETTER!



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    Cindy Roragen
    CEO
    BixRo Horse Haven
    Girard, KS
    https://BixRoHorseHaven.org
    https://facebook.com/bixrohorsehaven
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  • 8.  RE: How do you prefer to consume educational information related to work?

    Posted 01-26-2024 07:12 AM

    I prefer to have a combination- videos and self paced courses are great as I can do them as I have time. In person conferences are amazing because it gives us a chance to network with other organizations and ask questions in real time! 

    Keep up the great work! I love your organization and all the information you put out!



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    August Hutchins (They/Them)
    Foster Coordinator
    Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center
    Tampa, Florida
    813-272-1157
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