The December news roundup highlights several webinar recordings on the Horizon Report and about webinar production. We also look at the three different Issue Corps programs and update on each of those. We hope your new year is off to a productive and happy start!
Informatics Webinar. Jeff Piestrak, Cornell University is wrapping up his yearlong eXtension fellowship by writing a series of blog posts and presenting a webinar on January 19 at noon EST. The topic of the webinar is “Land Grant Informatics: Linking People Technology, and Information In Support of Healthy People, Communities, and Food Systems. More on the webinar…
First Issue Corps Reaps Dividends
Six impact stories from the first Issue Corps have been developed. These stories emphasize some of the challenges Issue Corps members faced during their projects and how they sought information and expertise to help them make changes or expand their reach. Learning what worked for these educators is also helping to shape the offerings made to future Issue Corps projects. Check out the Issue Corps impact stories…
Celebrating a Decade of Financial Education
The Financial Security for All (FSA) Community of Practice celebrated their first decade of providing research-informed information on personal finance by publishing an article on their history, accomplishments, and future. The article, in The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, not only focuses on past accomplishments but future direction. Dr. Elizabeth Kiss commented, “We are proud to be members of this pioneer eXtension community and are pleased that we were able to document our history in this way.”
Congratulations to FSA for this milestone! Read the article…
Horizon Report Featured In Five Events
A series of events focused on the Horizon Report for Cooperative Extension have concluded. These events provided an overview of the report and featured panels of Extension professionals showcasing how they are already using these “horizon technologies” in their programming. Find each recording at the links below.
- The Horizon Report: An Overview
- Cooperative Extension Time to Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less (Maker Movement)
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- Cooperative Extension Time to Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years (Drones)
- Cooperative Extension Time to Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years (Internet of Things and Wearables)
You can directly access the Horizon Report on the New Media Consortium website by following this link.
Ask an Expert
Changes are coming to the Ask an Expert (AaE) system! In December, two events were held to describe the changes and to highlight innovative ways different states are using the AaE system. The recordings for both are available at the links below.
- AaE – Sharing Plans for Change (December 13, 2016)
- AaE Panel – Better Use of Ask and Expert (December 15, 2016)
eXtension Conducts Designathon at Community Issue Corps Event
The second Issue Corps program, the Community Issue Corps, launched in December with a Designathon. In all, eight projects from 28+ states were represented at the event. The projects ranged from innovative health insurance education and outreach to preparing for disasters, women farmers, and more. See who is part of the Community Issue Corps…
Diversity & Inclusion Issue Corps Projects Are Selected
More than 40 projects representing 30+ institutions have been selected for the third eXtension Issue Corps program. This call focused on diversity and inclusion and will include programs about cultural competency for youth, food insecurity, civic engagement, and more. Representatives of each project will meet in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 14-15, 2017 for the program launch and Designathon. More on the Diversity & Inclusion Corps launch…
WoW! (Webinars on Webinars) Series Is Well-Received
More than 190 people attended a series of three webinars focused on…what else?…producing webinars. The series was a collaboration of a group of veteran webinar developers and sought to provide a blueprint and forum for sharing lessons learned and recommended practices. The recordings of the three sessions are listed below:
- The Best of the Best Webinar Logistics
- Planning and Executing Quality Learning Experiences via Webinar
- Using Analytics to Report Impact and Improve Future Webinar Offerings
If You Miss a Webinar You Wanted to Attend…
Webinar recordings and related resources that have been shared are posted on the link for that webinar in Learn, often within 24 hours after the webinar ends.