Where Is eXtension

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Where Is eXtension

  1. 1. Where is eXtension? Rangelands Community of Practice Meeting March 17, 2009 Boise, Idaho
  2. 2. Agenda eXtension Structure Engaged community Social aspects of a community
  3. 3. eXtension is a collaboratively built Internet- based learning environment delivering sound, science-based information on a 24/7/365 basis.
  4. 4. Annual Funding (estimate)6060 Institutional New Technologies Assessments for Ag Extension (USDA) Private Funding
  5. 5. eXtension Staff Director – NE Associate Directors – KY, NC Communication/Marketing Leader – CA Evaluation/Assessment Leader – VA Corporate Development – IN Content Staff – KY IT Staff - NC
  6. 6. Community of Practice • Virtual network • Multi-institutional • Multi-disciplinary • Open (new members) • Fluid and flexible • Evolve over time • Responsive to Communities of Interest
  7. 7. How it works… P Basic Information r Ask the Experts FAQs o Discussion & Web Chats d Decision Tools ?   u Webinars c Streaming Videos t Individual Learning Modules Questions, Multiple Learning Modules s Issues, or Certificate/Credit Courses Life Events Communities Distance Diagnostics of Interest
  8. 8. about.extension.org
  9. 9. Applications • About blog (about.extension.org/) • People(people.extension.org) • CoP Wiki (cop.extension.org) • FAQ/AaE(faq.extension.org) • Events(calendar.extension.org)
  10. 10. Applications • About Wiki (about.extension.org/wiki) • Collaborate(collaborate.extension.org) • Moodle – campus.extension.org – pdc.extension.org
  11. 11. What you get as a CoP • Two hours of web conferencing/month • Access to an audio conference bridge • Technical infrastructure for development and business functions • Content development support • Instructional design support
  12. 12. What you get as a CoP • eXtension applications support • eXtension applications training • Communications and marketing support • Evaluation and assessment support • Development and sustainability support • Professional development opportunities
  13. 13. What’s in it for you? • Wider range of experts • Different points of view • Better access to research • Exposure to cutting edge technology • Efficiencies of time • Increased quality of materials • Increased audience reach & impact • Evaluation and reporting 4 P&T • Increased competitiveness for grants Faculty
  14. 14. What’s in it for you? •Single access point to CE & brand Identity • Expanded customer service • Direct link to local county office • Connection with new audiences • Enhanced marketing potential •Wider range of experts • Different points of view • Better access to research • Exposure to cutting edge technology County Staff
  15. 15. Social Media IS AN UMBRELLA TERM THAT DEFINES THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES THAT INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY, SOCIAL INTERACTION, AND THE CONSTRUCTIONOF WORDS, PICTURES, VIDEOS AND AUDIO. http://www.wikipedia.org
  16. 16. “Social media is people having conversations online.”
  17. 17. How many of you participate in social networks?
  18. 18. • Blogs • Social Bookmarks • Micro Blogs • Message Boards • Online Chat • Podcasts • RSS • Video Sharing • Widgets • Photo Sharing • Social Networks • Virtual Worlds • Wikis
  19. 19. SOCIAL-NETWORKING SITES ARE OFFICIALLY MORE POPULAR THAN MOST SITES. TIME, OCTOBER 13, 2007
  20. 20. Over 4,000,000 articles
  21. 21. >100,000,000 videos (65,000 new videos/day)
  22. 22. 200,000,000 blogs
  23. 23. 1.5 million residents
  24. 24. 73% of active online users have read a blog Source: Universal McCann Comparative Study on Social Media Trends April 2008
  25. 25. 5% have started their own blog
  26. 26. 39% subscribe to an RSS feed
  27. 27. 57% Have joined a Social network
  28. 28. 55% have uploaded photos
  29. 29. 83% have watched video clips
  30. 30. Web 2.0 IT’S A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT IN THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE is not a fad
  31. 31. Second Life
  32. 32. Discussion

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