eXtension for exten prof


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Presentation for agriculture agents, to show breadth and opportunity that eXtension offers as a teaching tool and as a publishing tool for professional scholarship.

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  • eXtension logo has a link to the introductory eXtension/HorseQuest video on youtube
  • You need up-to-date, factual information so that you can make sound decisions about the management and care of your horse.
  • Credible expertise and reliable answers based upon sound research and field-tested data Contact over 3,000 local Cooperative Extension Offices with professionals who can help you in your own neighborhood.
  • Over 50 Experts (and growing), including extension horse specialists including teaching and research faculty, veterinarians, and professional extension staff from leading universities.
  • What are our teaching methods?
  • Demonstrate FAQ function. How to search for answers, and how to submit a question. Ask for real questions from the audience that they have had.
  • Show on eXtension; and how to access on You Tube www.youtube.com
  • eXtension for exten prof

    1. 1. What Can eXtension Do For You As an Extension Professional? Elaine Long Bailey Calvert County Extension Educator Kristen M. Wilson Regional Extension Horse Specialist
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>How do you find information? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most people ‘Google’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most people don’t look past the first page of ‘hits’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you know your information source is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unbiased? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Science-based? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up-to-date? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What is eXtension? <ul><li>An Internet platform developed by Extension professionals, for Extension professionals and clientele </li></ul><ul><li>Information on a multitude of subjects with Communities of Practice </li></ul>
    4. 4. Community of Practice <ul><li>Group of experts </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted to a given topic/area/concern </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering of people with information to share </li></ul><ul><li>People who determine the best way to provide science-based information to citizens or clientele to address various concerns </li></ul>
    5. 5. Who are the members of the CoP’s? <ul><li>Extension Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinarians </li></ul><ul><li>University teaching and other personnel equipped to take information to the clientele </li></ul>http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/06/us/06vets.html?fta=y
    6. 6. Communities of Practice <ul><li>Agriculture Law </li></ul><ul><li>Bee Health </li></ul><ul><li>Beef Cattle </li></ul><ul><li>Better Kid Care America </li></ul><ul><li>Companion Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Horticulture </li></ul><ul><li>Corn and Soybean Production </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity Across Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking Water Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs and Their Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Extension Disaster Education Network </li></ul><ul><li>Extension Wildfire Information Network </li></ul><ul><li>Families, Food & Fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Family Caregiving </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Crisis Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Security For All </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Freshwater Aquaculture </li></ul><ul><li>Goat Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Home Energy </li></ul><ul><li>HorseQuest </li></ul><ul><li>Imported Fire Ants </li></ul><ul><li>Just In Time Parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Land Use Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock & Poultry Environmental Learning Centers </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticide Environmental Stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Pork Information </li></ul><ul><li>Rangelands </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Ag Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Marine Fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Integrated Pest Management </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife Damage Management </li></ul><ul><li>Wood Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Youth SET for Life </li></ul><ul><li>eOrganic </li></ul>
    7. 7. How does eXtension work? <ul><li>Communities of Practice (CoP) work together to provide the ‘best of the best’ information </li></ul><ul><li>All based in research and science </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized to the state of residence </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.extension.org/ </li></ul>
    8. 8. Entering the Public Site
    9. 9. Personalization
    10. 10. How can it help me? <ul><li>Information on a variety of subjects at your fingertips </li></ul><ul><li>Current issues addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date reports on issues </li></ul><ul><li>Resource for answering client questions </li></ul><ul><li>4-H Club Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>24-hour availability from any Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Real time action on important issues </li></ul>
    11. 11. Example: HorseQuest <ul><li>More than 50 experts across the country </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional extension staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extension Horse Specialists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>County Faculty & Staff Members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching & Research Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veterinarians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All material posted peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://www.extension.org/horses </li></ul>
    12. 12. HorseQuest Includes . . . <ul><li>Frequently Asked Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Ask an Expert </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary of Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar of Events </li></ul><ul><li>Online Web Casts </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Lessons </li></ul>
    13. 13. HorseQuest Topics <ul><li>Breeds </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise and Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding Management </li></ul><ul><li>Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Hoof Care </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Reproduction & Breeding </li></ul><ul><li>Selection and Use </li></ul><ul><li>Training and Behavior </li></ul>
    14. 14. HorseQuest FAQ’s <ul><li>Frequently asked questions </li></ul><ul><li>Database of over 700 questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 95 % of visitors find answer in database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask a question </li></ul><ul><li>Referred to specialist for direct answer for your specific need </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed before addition to database </li></ul>
    15. 15. Small Meat Processors FAQ Example
    16. 16. Searching for Info
    17. 17. The Answer
    18. 18. Ask an Expert
    19. 19. Direct Answers
    20. 20. Helping Your Local Clientele <ul><li>eXtension Widget </li></ul><ul><li>On County or Region web page </li></ul><ul><li>Enables local citizens to access eXtension </li></ul><ul><li>http://calvert.umd.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Designate someone from that office to wrangle the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently answers via eXtension </li></ul><ul><li>Reference resources in eXtension in answer </li></ul>
    21. 21. Informational Articles
    22. 22. New Twists to Current Technologies
    23. 23. Information Specific to Youth
    24. 24. Learning Lessons <ul><li>Self-studies for clientele </li></ul><ul><li>At your own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users believe their knowledge increases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are ‘Very Likely’ to recommend to others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>H orse A dult L eader T raining and E ducational R esource (HALTER) </li></ul>
    25. 25. Another Learning Lesson Example
    26. 26. Webinars (Archived & Transcripted)
    27. 27. Instructional Videos <ul><li>Large range of topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training & Behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection & Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knot Tying http://www.extension.org/pages/Knot_Tying:_Timber_Hitch_Knot </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Positive Youth Development Forum
    29. 29. Take Home Message <ul><li>Excellent online learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable, up-to-date resource </li></ul><ul><li>Current issues and concerns addressed </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Conduit to circulate your work (Fact Sheets, Articles, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional scholarship </li></ul>
    30. 30. ??? Questions?
    31. 31. Thank you! <ul><li>Elaine Long Bailey </li></ul><ul><li>Calvert County 4-H Educator </li></ul><ul><li>P. O. Box 486 </li></ul><ul><li>Prince Frederick, MD 20678 </li></ul><ul><li>410-535-3662 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.calvert.umd.edu </li></ul>