Polls and surveys can be conducted during (and after?) the webinar
Registration process collects contact and other information about attendees.
Recordings can be edited and embedded on eXtension pages.</li></ul>Disadvantages:<br /><ul><li>We have had a variety of technical difficulties
Technical support occasionally needed (but it's free)
No interaction among participants (in contrast w/ Adobe Connect)</li></li></ul><li>Adobe Connect<br />Advantages:<br /><ul><li> Can put presenters on phone (dependable) but audience listens by VoIP (cheap)
Webinar presentation, including a slide suggesting further resources (esp. eXtension resources)</li></ul>Scheduling a “sound check” (before the Webinar date)<br /><ul><li>Helping presenters learn to connect to the Webinar
Discussing hardware</li></ul>Working with multiple presenters<br />
Prepare them for what to do if something goes wrong
If one of the presenters will moderate questions, make sure he or she knows how to do that.</li></li></ul><li>Practice Session Tips & Advice<br />Dry-run<br /> Peer review (?)<br /> Gaps & duplication<br /> <br />Common "mistakes"<br /> Acronyms<br /> Jargon <br /> Charts not explained well<br /> Words instead of pictures<br />
Evaluation Conclusions<br /><ul><li>We have been successful in our outreach efforts at reaching people in different regions of the country.
At least some farmers take time to listen to Webinars
We have been able to reach both farmers and extension agents with our Webinars.
85% of those who responded to the survey found the technical level of the presentations to be about right
80% of survey respondents reported that the webinar improved their understanding of the topic, and that they would apply the knowledge gained in their work
Our mailing list is our most effective outreach tool
Surveys during the webinar will probably result in a higher response rate than follow-up email surveys. </li></li></ul><li>Additional webinar series impact<br /><ul><li>Relationships with Community of Practice