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eXtension for Extension Methods class


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Discussion about eXtension for Auburn University Extension Methods graduate course.
by Anne Mims Adrian @aafromaa invited by Tony Cook

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eXtension for Extension Methods class

  1. 1. Extension Methods Class at Auburn University February 2016 Anne Mims Adrian, PhD, Director of Programs From Innovation to Impact Anne Mims Adrian, PhD, Director of Programs
  2. 2. eXtension (pronounced e-extension) Began in 2004, as online platform to enable Cooperative Extension faculty to collaborate in creating research-based information. In 2015, became a non-profit member organization called eXtension Foundation and expanded to foster innovation that increases and amplifies the performance of Extension workers in their local programs. 2/29/2016 2
  3. 3. What we will do Increase Extension professionals’ effectiveness in addressing issues of importance Foster innovation in developing solutions and methods of work Advance the measurable impact of their work for the public good 2/29/2016 3
  4. 4. How exactly i-Three issue corps – New methods for addressing critical issues i-Three innovation lab – Exploring applications in Extension i-Three project solutions – Prototyping and professional development for fast, effective impact 2/29/2016 5
  5. 5. i-Three Issue Corps Pilot Strategy - The first 127 i-Three Issue Corps are 127 educators, agents, faculty and specialists, representing 72 existing programs. Individuals and teams who are making a measurable impact on issues related to climate and food systems in 2016. We will enhance their ongoing work with expertise, tools, and other resources. 2/29/2016 6
  6. 6. The first 127 They have told us that they need help in research, marketing, evaluation, and design. We also recognize that some are unaware of existing programs similar to their own. They recognize that they can have better impact. They are excited about having access to resources and connections to others and a new design process which is part of our national conference in March. 2/29/2016 7
  7. 7. i-Three Innovation Lab 2/29/2016 8 Will be developing experiments and innovative projects with some of the i- Three Issue Corps. In 2015, we funded Fellows and Innovation projects, prior to selecting the Corps.
  8. 8. Fellows 2/29/2016 9 Makers P. Hill, Utah State University Citizen Science K. Stofer, University of Florida Internet of Things J. Hino, Oregon State University
  9. 9. 2015 Innovation Projects 2/29/2016 10 Mapping S. Bradt, University of New Hampshire Personalized Learning G. Shelle, Michigan State University Micro Learning H. Whitaker, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Virtual Communication B. Koch, B. Bertsch, North Dakota State University
  10. 10. 2015 Innovation Projects 2/29/2016 11 Spark Lab M. Light, Ohio State University Forest Farming Citizen Science J. Munsell, Virginia Tech Virtual Reality J. Peutz, B. Cleveley, L. Wahl, Univ. of Idaho Mobile App H. Rader, University of Alaska Augmented Reality H. Wallace, E. Tipton, Univ. of Tennessee
  11. 11. i-Three Project Solutions Quick solutions (a few months) 8 -15 Project Solutions with i-Three Corps Members March - August 2016 2/29/2016 12
  12. 12. Next Steps Work with the i-Three issue Corps Create a call for the i-Three innovation Lab Identify more issues for 2017 Create measureable impact with the Corp’s Rapid Solutions Use our knowledge-to-action platform 2/29/2016 13
  13. 13. Next Steps Continue the role of existing and new communities eXtension’s communities are integral part of the i-Three strategy – Work in the Lab – Be part of the Corps – Develop quick solutions Use and help create new tools and services 2/29/2016 14
  14. 14. Next Steps Developing professional development courses and other venues – Communicating impact to funding partners. – Pesticide training; partnering with government regulation, private industry and Extension services. – Competency frameworks. – Social media strategies. – Others as identified.2/29/2016 15
  15. 15. Next Steps National eXtension Conference March 22-25 San Antonio, Texas Two tracks: – i-Three Issue Corps will be participating in a design process – Professional development is open to all others – 2/29/2016 16
  16. 16. Future expansion We will be looking for ways to partner to link to and curate agriculture extension and research information and from multiple systems. We want to learn from techniques and technologies used in extension work worldwide. 2/29/2016 17
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