Distance learning in the arctic wilderness of northeast Greenland

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In North East Greenland, the Danish Sirius Sledge Patrol conducts long-range patrolling in pairs of two soldiers and a team of sled dogs. Trips last 4 months or more and soldiers have no outside human contact. Each year seven new soldiers are selected to undergo seven months training before being sent off to Greenland. This pre-school training includes a basic veterinary course at The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen. In 2010 it was decided to provide the Sirius Sledge Patrol and the pre-school with material for mobile/distance learning as an addition to the practical course. Thus, extensive video-filming was done on location in Greenland, illustrating a range of different situations related to handling, examining and treating the sled dogs. The narrated videos now constitute the new mobile teaching material that was implemented in the pre-school of 2011, and allows the soldiers to boost their memories in relation to veterinary procedures whenever needed
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2011
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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