The eXtension Tool Box Project: Resources for Promoting eXtension Use at the Local Level<br />Betsy Greene and Mike Lambur...
eXtension<br />2010-Austin<br />We have created the beast…<br />Now what?!<br />
The Project<br />A New Way of Working<br />Two Year Internal Grant (UVM)<br />Prototype  for “eXtension Tool box”<br />Cre...
Outcomes<br />	Knowledge of eXtension resources<br />	Familiarity and Comfort<br />	Utilization by Internal Personnel<br /...
eXtension Toolbox Outline<br />Explain/Demo/Do<br />
Section I: The Public Site<br />A. The Agent/Specialist/Educator<br />Goal: This section will provide tutoring on how you ...
Section I: The Public Site<br />B. The Clientele<br />Goal: Send them to the right information.  Point clientele to certai...
Section I: The Public Site<br />Tool/Video: Finding Information and Navigating the Site<br />Best way to use as a resource...
Introduction Video<br />http://bit.ly/TBIntro<br />Tool/Video: Overview of the Public Website <br />(Mike “Jing Master” La...
Next: Ask an Expert…<br />And, to avoid duplication of common questions…you need to jump through one hoop, search and get ...
Tool/Video: Learning Lessons Intro<br />CAUTION: Different CoPs have various levels of information/content/degrees of deta...
Tool/Video:  about.extension.org walk about<br />Going through the top tool bar:<br />A. About eXtension (no click)<br />B...
Walk about continued…<br />E. CoP:  Where CoP’s create their content (now wiki, will be drupal) (no click)<br />F. Campus:...
Tool/Video:  Get an id<br />Tool/Video: Using People.extension.org<br />Tool/Video: Content Series as a RESOURCE<br />FAQ:...
Toolbox Assessment Survey<br />http://bit.ly/TBSurvey<br />
Thoughts/Suggestions?<br />
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The eXtension Tool Box Project: Resources for Promoting eXtension Use at the Local Level

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

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