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The eXtension Tool Box Project: Resources for Promoting eXtension Use at the Local Level

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Presentation at 2011 eXtension CoP Meetings in Louisville, KY.

Presentation at 2011 eXtension CoP Meetings in Louisville, KY.

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  • 1. The eXtension Tool Box Project: Resources for Promoting eXtension Use at the Local Level
    Betsy Greene and Mike Lambur
    writingsongs.com
  • 2. eXtension
    2010-Austin
    We have created the beast…
    Now what?!
  • 3. The Project
    A New Way of Working
    Two Year Internal Grant (UVM)
    Prototype for “eXtension Tool box”
    Create
    Test
    Revise
    Distribute
    bretcontreras.com
  • 4. Outcomes
    Knowledge of eXtension resources
    Familiarity and Comfort
    Utilization by Internal Personnel
    -Apply and Utilize in Daily Work
    Utilization by Vermonters and beyond
  • 5. eXtension Toolbox Outline
    Explain/Demo/Do
  • 6. Section I: The Public Site
    A. The Agent/Specialist/Educator
    Goal: This section will provide tutoring on how you as the extension employee can use the materials to find (and review) information on the public side and then direct your clientele to appropriate resources.
  • 7. Section I: The Public Site
    B. The Clientele
    Goal: Send them to the right information. Point clientele to certain parts of it.
    onlineearningworks.com
  • 8. Section I: The Public Site
    Tool/Video: Finding Information and Navigating the Site
    Best way to use as a resource is go right to search
    Lots of ways to access info, we want to give you the easiest and most efficient way to see if your content is there….as well as direct clientele there too….
  • 9. Introduction Video
    http://bit.ly/TBIntro
    Tool/Video: Overview of the Public Website
    (Mike “Jing Master” Lambur)
  • 10. Next: Ask an Expert…
    And, to avoid duplication of common questions…you need to jump through one hoop, search and get the same BUT…then you get the send to expert button…and you can go from there….for an official question….
    Next section: Resource Area
    Go to Cop home page for resource areas…
    Kind of a table of contents- depends on your favorite method for finding stuff
    Next section: Internal FAQs
    because you can see answered but not published stuff (covered in next section…)
  • 11. Tool/Video: Learning Lessons Intro
    CAUTION: Different CoPs have various levels of information/content/degrees of detail/etc. in their lessons
    Various Levels of Interactivity:
    Simplistic: e.g. Cat House
    Non-interactive PowerPoints:
    e.g. Blueberry PowerPoint
    Somewhat Interactive: What is IPM?
    Webinars: MHU/HQ and many others
    Most Interactive:
    HorseQuest learning lessons,
    Grandparents raising grandchildren
  • 12. Tool/Video: about.extension.org walk about
    Going through the top tool bar:
    A. About eXtension (no click)
    B. Public site: We covered that in Section I (no click)
    C. Search: One Search gets to all national coop ext sites…. (no click)
    D. Create: All kinds of internal information from meeting minutes to governance (formerly known as about.wiki.org) (no click)
  • 13. Walk about continued…
    E. CoP: Where CoP’s create their content (now wiki, will be drupal) (no click)
    F. Campus: Where you find all Moodle courses TO BE COVERED LATER (no click)
    G. Collaborate: Public wiki that anyone can use to collaborate…(no click)
    H. AaE: TO BE COVERED LATER (no click)
    I. Events: TO BE COVERED LATER (no click)
    J. FAQ: TO BE COVERED LATER (no click)
    K. People: TO BE COVERED LATER (no click)
    Learn: TO BE COVERED LATER (no click)
  • 14. Tool/Video: Get an id
    Tool/Video: Using People.extension.org
    Tool/Video: Content Series as a RESOURCE
    FAQ: how do you use it to find your info desired
    FAQ the tool: how do you use it…as a contributor (DISCUSSED LATER in series)
    Learn.extension.org
    Tool/Video: Content Series as a Contributor to eXtension
  • 15. Toolbox Assessment Survey
    http://bit.ly/TBSurvey
  • 16. Thoughts/Suggestions?