Expanding Horizons  Outside the Classroom Janet Sylvia Todd Hurt University of Georgia
UGA Cooperative Extension <ul><li>Georgia Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>159 Counties; 4 Districts </li></ul><ul><li>900+ Ex...
Wimba  Live Classroom
Live Classroom  at UGA <ul><li>Began as grant-funded  Pilot Project  (2004) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic classes only </...
Cooperative Extension Use of  Live Classroom
<ul><li>Dennis Hancock , Forage Extension Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Agent Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2  (1.5 hour) ...
Dennis Hancock ,  Forage Extension Specialist <ul><li>Economic Benefits : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$700  Mileage reimbursemen...
2) Todd Hurt ,  Training   Coordinator, Center for Urban Ag <ul><li>Lunch and Learn Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4  (1 hou...
Todd Hurt,   Training Coordinator, Center for Urban Ag <ul><li>Economic Benefits : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$6000  Mileage re...
3) Ken Lewis, SW District   ANR Program Development Coordinator <ul><li>Agent Training;Committee Mtg </li></ul><ul><li>21 ...
Ken Lewis, SW District   ANR Program Development Coordinator <ul><li>Economic Benefits : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$10,661  Mi...
Additional Data <ul><li>Greg Price </li></ul><ul><li>NW District Extension Director </li></ul><ul><li>  CEC Meeting </li><...
Combined Data <ul><li>  35  Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>633  Participants </li></ul><ul><li>  82  Counties </li></ul>THE UN...
Combined Data <ul><ul><li>Economic Benefits : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$21,562  Mileage reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul...
Additional Benefits <ul><li>Economic and Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>More training opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Mor...
Todd Hurt :  Personal Experience with Live Classroom
Logistics <ul><li>Need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presenter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT...
Logistics <ul><li>Back Up Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Team work:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Hard  Lessons Learned <ul><li>Please list any suggestions that may improve future presentations.  </li></ul><ul><li>Terrib...
Lessons Learned <ul><li>Agent Must Moderate Local Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve Feature </li></ul><ul><li>Repetitive...
Start on Time
Provide Instructions Outside  of WebCT
Do it again? Absolutely. <ul><li>212  Responses from 349 Participants =  60% return rate  </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Poor – 5 Ex...
Web Site Links <ul><li>Wimba Classroom   (formerly  Live Classroom ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wimba.com </li></ul></ul><u...
Contact Information <ul><li>Janet Sylvia, OIT-CAES </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Todd Hurt, Center f...
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    1. 1. Expanding Horizons Outside the Classroom Janet Sylvia Todd Hurt University of Georgia
    2. 2. UGA Cooperative Extension <ul><li>Georgia Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>159 Counties; 4 Districts </li></ul><ul><li>900+ Extension Personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Agent Training: </li></ul><ul><li>35 participants </li></ul><ul><li>$1000 travel reimbursement </li></ul><ul><li>100 personnel hours travel time </li></ul><ul><li>Envisioned using Live Classroom to save: </li></ul><ul><li> travel dollars </li></ul><ul><li>travel time </li></ul><ul><li>personnel hours </li></ul>
    3. 3. Wimba Live Classroom
    4. 4. Live Classroom at UGA <ul><li>Began as grant-funded Pilot Project (2004) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic classes only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited seating 50-120 participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited resources for support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continued as campus-wide service ( 2006) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available to all UGA Faculty/Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlimited seating per license agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OIT CAES agreed to provide tech support for 900+ Cooperative Extension personnel </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Cooperative Extension Use of Live Classroom
    6. 6. <ul><li>Dennis Hancock , Forage Extension Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Agent Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 (1.5 hour) Sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 Participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 Counties </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Dennis Hancock , Forage Extension Specialist <ul><li>Economic Benefits : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$700 Mileage reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 84 hours Personnel time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental Benefits : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1,555 Less miles traveled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 78 Less gallons of gas consumed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 429 Less pounds of carbon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,560 Less pounds carbon dioxide </li></ul></ul>THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Cooperative Extension College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    8. 8. 2) Todd Hurt , Training Coordinator, Center for Urban Ag <ul><li>Lunch and Learn Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 (1 hour) Sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>349 Participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18 Counties </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Todd Hurt, Training Coordinator, Center for Urban Ag <ul><li>Economic Benefits : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$6000 Mileage reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 200 hours Personnel time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental Benefits : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12,344 Less miles traveled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 617 Less gallons of gas consumed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 3,400 Less pounds of carbon (~ 1.5 Tons) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12,340 Less pounds carbon dioxide (~ 5.5 Tons) </li></ul></ul>THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Cooperative Extension College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    10. 10. 3) Ken Lewis, SW District ANR Program Development Coordinator <ul><li>Agent Training;Committee Mtg </li></ul><ul><li>21 Total Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 (2 hour); 1 (1.5 hour) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 (1.5 hour); 4 (1 hour) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 (1 hour); 7 (1 hour) </li></ul></ul><ul><li> 179 Participants </li></ul><ul><li> 27 Counties </li></ul>
    11. 11. Ken Lewis, SW District ANR Program Development Coordinator <ul><li>Economic Benefits : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$10,661 Mileage reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 449 hours Personnel time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental Benefits : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>23,432 Less miles traveled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 1,170 Less gallons of gas consumed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 6,444 Less pounds of carbon (~ 3 Tons) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23,400 Less pounds carbon dioxide (~ 10.5 Tons) </li></ul></ul>THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Cooperative Extension College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    12. 12. Additional Data <ul><li>Greg Price </li></ul><ul><li>NW District Extension Director </li></ul><ul><li> CEC Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>R. Dewey Lee </li></ul><ul><li>Professor and Extension Agronomist-Grains </li></ul><ul><li> Agent Training </li></ul><ul><li>William A. (Tony) Roberts </li></ul><ul><li>SW District Extension Director </li></ul><ul><li> CEC Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Sheldon Hammond </li></ul><ul><li>NW District, ANR Program Development Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li> Agent Training </li></ul>
    13. 13. Combined Data <ul><li> 35 Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>633 Participants </li></ul><ul><li> 82 Counties </li></ul>THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Cooperative Extension College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    14. 14. Combined Data <ul><ul><li>Economic Benefits : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$21,562 Mileage reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 1004 hours Personnel time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Benefits : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>46,595 Less miles traveled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 2,328 Less gallons of gas consumed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12,804 Less pounds of carbon (~ 5.7 Tons) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>46,560 Less pounds carbon dioxide (~ 21 Tons) </li></ul></ul>THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Cooperative Extension College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    15. 15. Additional Benefits <ul><li>Economic and Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>More training opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>More frequent trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter training sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Trainings As-needed </li></ul><ul><li>More time in office, less time on-the-road </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions Archived and later replayed for individual or group </li></ul>
    16. 16. Todd Hurt : Personal Experience with Live Classroom
    17. 17. Logistics <ul><li>Need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presenter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>County Delivery System </li></ul>
    18. 18. Logistics <ul><li>Back Up Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Team work: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotional team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal of Extension team </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Hard Lessons Learned <ul><li>Please list any suggestions that may improve future presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>Terrible echo/ sound quality (23) </li></ul><ul><li>Start on time (7) </li></ul><ul><li>Control Q/A Session better (3) </li></ul>4 - Post-Seminar Surveys & 3 Mo. Follow up Web Survey Talk Lock 212 Responses from 349 Participants = 60% return rate
    20. 20. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Agent Must Moderate Local Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve Feature </li></ul><ul><li>Repetitiveness of Beginner Instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Checks </li></ul>Post-Seminar Surveys 3 Mo. Follow up Web Survey
    21. 21. Start on Time
    22. 22. Provide Instructions Outside of WebCT
    23. 23. Do it again? Absolutely. <ul><li>212 Responses from 349 Participants = 60% return rate </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Poor – 5 Excellent) </li></ul><ul><li>The location was acceptable. Ave 4.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyed lunch while listening to the presentation. Ave 4.3 </li></ul><ul><li>I will attend another web broadcast. Ave 4.5 </li></ul><ul><li>The interactive question session was valuable. Ave 4.1 </li></ul>4 - Post-Seminar Surveys & 3 Mo. Follow up Web Survey Time not sitting in traffic…Priceless!
    24. 24. Web Site Links <ul><li>Wimba Classroom (formerly Live Classroom ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wimba.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US Dept of Energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/co2.shtml </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Contact Information <ul><li>Janet Sylvia, OIT-CAES </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Todd Hurt, Center for Urban Ag </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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