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    • Auburn University Adult & Higher Education Programs’Extension Educator Certificate James E. Witte, Ph.D., Professor Rusty Presley, M.Ed., EEC Auburn University NETC 2012
    • Extension Educator’s CertificateThe Alabama Cooperative Extension System(ACES) and Auburn University (AU) College ofEducation’s Adult Education Department (ADED)have partnered to provide Extensionprofessionals globally an Extension Educator’sCertificate. 2
    • Extension Educator’s Certificate• Purpose: to recognize Extension employees who have committed to additional coursework and effort to improve their ability to teach and train within the Extension community.• Participants must meet admission requirements• 15 Hour Curriculum of ADED and Extension Programs and Methods classes. 3
    • History• July 2007 - First ADED internal meeting of Dean, Chair and Faculty to discuss feasibility and base curriculum.• October 2007 - First meeting between ADED, ACES, and College of Agriculture (CoAg) to discuss plan of study, syllabi, and delivery methods: H.323 and AU BlackBoard LMS. 4
    • History - Participants• Fall Semester 2008 - Program Begins• First Semester 1. 9 initial ACES participants.• Included both on-campus and statewide ACES staff.• County Agents, Extension Specialists, Professors, and Administrative and Professional employees enrolled. 5
    • History - Participants• Goals were varied 1) Position/Job requirement 2) Professional development 3) Personal satisfaction• Participant’s degrees when starting the program varied from undergraduate to Ph.D.• Could participate at AU or from a distance. 6
    • History - Technology• 3 technologies used to deliver the program 1) AU BlackBoard LMS 2) H.323 Interactive Videoconferencing 3) Full class archives with metadata using Panopto• Class met in Duncan Hall 112, which is a technology enhanced conference room. 7
    • History - Technology• H.323 Interactive Videoconferencing 1) Polycom’s at certain County Offices. Initially, these were the only option available. 2) ScopiaDesktop – H.323 client for PCs/MACs Towards the end of the second semester, staff had the option of participating from any computer with a broadband internet connection using a headset and webcam. 8
    • History - Technology• Archives – Full class archives via Panopto. 1) Panopto was run in parallel with the H.323 2) Panopto generates lecture presentation metadata allowing content searchable archives.• Archives are available 24/7 to any computer via web, video podcast, audio podcast, and RSS feed. 9
    • Outcomes• 9 Received Extension Educator’s Certificate initially.• 31 have received the Certificate as of this date.• Others are currently in the program. 10
    • Extension Educator’s Certificate• Purpose: to recognize Extension employees who have committed to additional coursework and effort to improve their ability to teach and train within the Extension community.• Participants must meet admission requirements• 15 Hour Curriculum of ADED and Extension Programs and Methods classes. 11
    • Extension Educator’s Certificate• Courses: 3 semester hours each – Nature of Adult Education – Teaching the Disadvantaged Adult – Practicum in Adult Education – Extension Programs and Methods – Approved elective in major area of interest. 12
    • Extension Educator’s Certificate• The certification will be available to Cooperative Extension employees globally.• The certification will be offered as a web- based, stand alone training via Auburn’s LMS.• Auburn current LMS is Instructure Canvas. 13
    • SummaryThis program has allowed ACES employees tofurther their education with the least disruption totheir location, job, or family situation. It hasstrengthened old and created new relationshipsand partnerships among the people and units ofACES and AU."The partnership between this college and CooperativeExtension has surpassed any of our early expectations.‘Jim Witte, Ph.D., Program Coordinator. 14
    • Questions???AndragogyTriumphs! 15
    • Questions???Jim Witte, Ph.D.Program Coordinatorwitteje@auburn.edu 16