eXtension Online Course Update

eXtension’s public outreach Moodle site, http://campus.extension.org, continues to grow significantly in both number of courses and number of users. User accounts at this site have increased from 839 in March to nearly 2,500 at the end of July, with the number of courses available or under development increasing from 92 in March to 150. Recent courses to go live at this site include Texas 4-H Child Protection, Backyard and Local Foods (Ohio Master Gardener), Center Pivots, and Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Training & Development. Some of the more frequently visited courses include Get to the Point with 4-H Presentations, Horse Adult Leader Level One, North Dakota Master Gardener, and Basic Sustainable Agriculture.

The professional development courses at http://pdc.extension.org are similarly increasing, where the number of users increased from 416 in March to 1,376 today, and courses increased from 35 to 131. Some 60 of these courses were recreated from courses previously part of the Southern Region’s Cooperative Extension Curriculum Project. Of particular note among these courses are 20 that address the 4-H Professional Research, Knowledge, and Competency Model. These 20 peer reviewed courses were developed by 4-H specialists from at least seven different institutions across the country. Other popular courses at this site include IT Security, Risk Management and Insurance Basics, Evaluating Extension Programs, and Moodle 101. As a reminder, access to courses at this site requires the use of your eXtension ID.

Please visit these sites to get more information about other available course offerings. For questions about these sites or to find out how you can use Moodle for your own educational program development and delivery, send an email to moodlehelp@extension.org.