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Why e xtension2

  1. 1. New technologies are changing the waywe work and find information.
  2. 2. 74% of American adults use theInternet and have access to: •  14.51 trillion web pages •  100,000+ iPhone apps •  14,420 radio stations •  5,500 magazines •  200+ cable TV networks •  eXtension!
  3. 3. is a new tool for:•  Collaboration•  Delivery of content•  Enriching communication•  Interacting with and reaching new users•  TRANSFORMING the way you work
  4. 4. is Cooperative Extension
  5. 5. In 2008:3,000 Cooperative Extension faculty and staffhad eXtension IDs.In 2010:More than 14,600 hold eXtension IDs.
  6. 6. In 2008:16 Communities of Practice launched contentIn 2010:42 Communities of Practice launched content61 Communities of Practice are activelyworking and even more are getting ready tojoin eXtension
  7. 7. More than 3,800 Cooperative Extension faculty andstaff work in eXtension Communities of Practice
  8. 8. Where adds value:•  In tight budgetary times, eXtension is enhancing expertise for many states.•  Extension educators are using eXtension to supplement their work every day. They are collaborating across state and regional boundaries. They are working differently.•  Surfacing what is important-- search, context, curation, social•  Research beyond the Land-Grant-- total university & sometimes industry•  Active engagement/conversation with the public and each other•  Learning (its social!)
  9. 9. Changing How We Work:http://youtu.be/QexS88lBfKw
  10. 10. Discussion/Questions

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