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Collins, Rusty; Gaolach, Brad – Journal of Extension, 2018
Colorado State University's Denver County Extension office is transforming the urban Extension landscape through a deliberate shift from traditional Extension programming toward a more project-based approach. In collaboration with the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research, Denver County Extension developed the hot shot model to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Urban Areas, Extension Agents, Expertise
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Larkin, Daniel J.; Weber, Megan M.; Galatowitsch, Susan M.; Gupta, Angela S.; Rager, Amy – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension educators are increasingly using flipped classrooms, wherein online content delivery precedes in-person learning. We have applied this approach to two Extension programs in which citizen scientists are trained in early detection of invasive species. Our goal in using the tool of flipped classrooms is to accommodate large amounts of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Homework, Video Technology, Program Effectiveness
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Dunn, Bonita; Wamsley, Brenda – Journal of Extension, 2018
Households in which grandparents are raising grandchildren, known as grandfamilies, represent a growing and underserved population. The Healthy Grandfamilies Project, a program for grandparents raising grandchildren, comprises 3 months of educational discussion group sessions delivered by West Virginia State University Extension staff followed by…
Descriptors: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Discussion Groups, Extension Education, Social Support Groups
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Shelle, Gwyn; Earnesty, Dawn; Pilkenton, Alan; Powell, Erin – Journal of Extension, 2018
The term "adaptive learning" refers to a nonlinear approach to online instruction that adjusts to a student's needs as the student progresses through course content, resulting in a customized experience for the learner based on prior knowledge. This concept is emerging in the field of online learning. Through a project funded by the…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Instructional Innovation
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Clarkson, Anne; Zierl, Lori – Journal of Extension, 2018
The eParenting: High-Tech Kids program addresses the positive role technology can play in parenting 9- to 14-year-olds. Delivered via middle schools' parent email lists, the program comprises 56 "posts" (articles) related to positive uses of digital media/technology in parenting preteens and teens. In 2016 alone, nearly 35,000 Wisconsin…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Online Courses, Parenting Skills, Parent School Relationship
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Chadwick, Cary; Dickson, David; Arnold, Chester; Cisneros, Laura; Volin, John; Campbell, Todd; Moss, David; Rodriguez, Laura – Journal of Extension, 2018
University of Connecticut Extension educators are engaged in a new program that fosters intergenerational informal science, technology, engineering, and math learning through combining geospatial technology and conservation science. Conservation Training Partnerships (CTP) is a program that brings together adult conservation leaders and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Conservation Education, Intergenerational Programs, STEM Education
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Whitaker, Holly Jarvis – Journal of Extension, 2018
Needs assessment in Extension is typically a quantitative process whereby the highest number of votes is deemed to indicate the greatest need. However, this process does not help specialists and county agents know the best response to carry out. A different process is needed to ensure that we in Extension are executing the right responses. In…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Extension Education, Information Needs, Interviews
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Gaolach, Brad; Aitken, Martha; Gromko, Anthony – Journal of Extension, 2018
Washington State University (WSU) is redefining how Extension works in urban areas. Its Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension (Metro Center) engages nontraditional Extension audiences using an innovative business model that focuses on short-term projects instead of long-term programs. Outcome-driven, client-centered, and…
Descriptors: Universities, Urban Areas, Extension Education, Audiences
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Wilson, Laura; Lobley, Jennifer; Kranich, Gregory – Journal of Extension, 2018
Today's technology connects audiences to research-based knowledge and experts anywhere and at any time. Using social media allows Extension professionals to provide on-demand, asynchronous access to information. Synchronous, or real-time, interaction affords a more active and personal experience. The University of Maine has developed a program…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Synchronous Communication, College School Cooperation, Scientific Research
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Waterman, Ben; Laramee, Alisha – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension educators are increasingly using social media for outreach and information delivery. But are the Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels of the world reaching across cultures to non-English speakers, recently resettled refugees or immigrants, migrant workers, or other underserved Extension audiences? After producing and screening over a…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Workshops, Video Technology, Refugees
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Bradt, Shane; McGhee, John – Journal of Extension, 2018
The University of New Hampshire (UNH), Virginia Tech (VT), and Texas A&M University collaborated to envision and plan (all) and then create (UNH and VT) the National Extension Web-mapping Tool (NEWT) to increase the use of spatial data in planning and programming decision making throughout Extension. With NEWT, Extension professionals can…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Access to Information, Decision Making
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Clyde, Malin; Eberhardt, Alyson; Prysby, Michelle D.; Stofer, Kathryn – Journal of Extension, 2018
Citizen science is on the rise, and Extension is poised to support this movement by offering technical assistance to citizen science programs, communities, federal partners, and researchers. The expansion of citizen science provides an opportunity for fostering innovative access to Extension resources and increasing engagement with new audiences.…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Decision Making, Natural Resources, Science Programs
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Scanga, Lauren Hrncirik; Deen, Mary Katherine Y.; Smith, Suzanne R.; Wright, Kevin – Journal of Extension, 2018
This article describes an innovative model of educational programming used by our team of U.S. Extension educators for an international development project in Burundi, Africa. Our team designed a model to provide ongoing professional development trainings at a distance using Zoom, a videoconferencing platform. Over a 2-year period, we conducted 18…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Videoconferencing, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Thompson, Laura J.; Krienke, Brian; Ferguson, Richard B.; Leck, Joe D. – Journal of Extension, 2018
A 360-degree video is a powerful tool that can bring learners into environments that would otherwise be inaccessible. These videos are simultaneously recorded in all directions, allowing the viewer to control viewing direction. Viewers can experience these videos on a computer, smartphone, or tablet or with a virtual reality headset. Camera and…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Extension Education, Learner Engagement, Educational Innovation
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Fabregas Janeiro, Maria G.; Bird, Marianne – Journal of Extension, 2018
In California, where 54% of students in kindergarten through grade 12 are Latino, only 21% of 4-H community club members fit this demographic. Consequently, California 4-H is focused on developing Latino membership. This article describes lessons we learned while developing and delivering a project targeting inclusion of Latino youths in an…
Descriptors: Clubs, Youth Programs, Extension Education, Hispanic Americans
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