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ERIC Number: EJ1226535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Using Hybrid Learning to Improve Educational Programs for Small-Acreage Farmers
DePhelps, Colette; Newman, Soren; Golden, Lauren; Mayes, Iris
Journal of Extension, v57 n4 Article 4RIB2 Aug 2019
A whole-farm planning course in Idaho has evolved from an in-person course offered by a single instructor in one location to an online course to a hybrid learning course that combines online learning with in-person and webinar components offered simultaneously at multiple sites across the state. Evaluation data suggest that all three approaches have been effective at increasing knowledge and skills. The hybrid learning model allows for using technology to leverage faculty and farmer expertise and increase participant numbers while maintaining in-person interaction and experiential learning. Findings support the concept of the hybrid learning model as a tool for Extension audiences in rural states.
Extension Journal, Inc. e-mail: joe-ed@joe.org; Web site: http://www.joe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho
Grant or Contract Numbers: 20157001723932