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Walker, Susan K.; Mao, Dung – Journal of Extension, 2016
Student response system technology was employed for parenting education program evaluation data collection with Karen adults. The technology, with translation and use of an interpreter, provided an efficient and secure method that respected oral language and collective learning preferences and accommodated literacy needs. The method was popular…
Descriptors: Barriers, Immigrants, Audience Response Systems, Program Evaluation
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Stahl, Lizabeth A. B.; Behnken, Lisa M.; Breitenbach, Fritz R.; Miller, Ryan P.; Nicolai, David; Gunsolus, Jeffrey L. – Journal of Extension, 2016
University of Minnesota educators use an integrated pest management (IPM) survey conducted during private pesticide applicator training as an educational, needs assessment, and evaluation tool. By incorporating the IPM Assessment, as the survey is called, into a widely attended program and using TurningPoint audience response devices, Extension…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Poisoning, Extension Education, Audience Response Systems
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Shaw, Angela; Mendonca, Aubrey; Daraba, Aura – Journal of Extension, 2015
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a systematic approach to food safety education for the food industry. To receive a HACCP certificate, participants must receive an 80% or higher on the final examination. Language barriers, educational levels, and age have been noted as primary reasons for not passing the final examination.…
Descriptors: Food Standards, Foods Instruction, Food Processing Occupations, Safety Education
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Gunn, Patrick; Loy, Dan – Journal of Extension, 2015
Effectively measuring short-term impact, particularly a change in knowledge resulting from Extension programming, can prove to be challenging. Clicker-based technology, when used properly, is one alternative that may allow educators to better evaluate this aspect of the logic model. While the potential interface between clicker technology and…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Extension Education, Achievement Gains, Program Evaluation
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Sciarappa, William; Quinn, Vivian – Journal of Extension, 2014
Extension educators have new computer-assisted tools as audience response systems (clickers) for increasing educational effectiveness and improving assessment by facilitating client input. From 2010-2012, 26 sessions involving 1093 participants in six diverse client categories demonstrated wide audience acceptance and suitability of clickers in…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Rural Extension, Audiences, Ethnic Diversity
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de Koff, Jason P. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Audience response devices (ARDs), or "clickers," have traditionally been used in the classroom to take attendance, provide testing of current knowledge and knowledge gain, and assist with review of course topics. The ARDs were used at a recent Extension conference, which provided an opportunity to test how well this tool worked. Though…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Extension Education, Handheld Devices
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Ginter, Amanda C.; Maring, Elisabeth F.; Paleg, Brad; Valluri, Swetha – Journal of Extension, 2013
As part of a multi-state study on health message development, a group of family researchers, Extension faculty, and a learning technologist used audience-response systems, or "clickers," to display and record focus group participants' responses to questions. This article describes how the authors used clicker technology in focus group…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, Focus Groups, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Parmer, Sondra M.; Parmer, Greg; Struempler, Barb – Journal of Extension, 2012
Using clickers to gauge student understanding in large classrooms is well documented. Less well known is the effectiveness of using clickers with youth for test taking in large-scale Extension programs. This article describes the benefits and challenges of collecting evaluation data using clickers with a third-grade population participating in a…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Audience Response Systems, Research Methodology, Technology Uses in Education