Author: Aaron Weibe

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Who’s in your speed dial favorites?

As a student of the 80’s and early 90’s, I really didn’t get a chance to fully benefit from the electronic communication age until I joined the full-time workforce. Then I discovered the power of email and the use of electronic mail magic to get programming information out to county professionals at record speed. No […]

eXtension Workshop Hotel Block Extended till June 3

The Brown Hotel in Louisville, host to the eXtension Workshop scheduled for June 28 – July 1st, has extended our room block reservation deadline to next Friday, June 3rd. This gives all of us making last minute reservations a small extended window to request the “National eXtension CoP Workshop” room rate. Travel and Hotel details […]

CoP Workshop Registration Open

eXtension is excited to offer the National Community of Practice (CoP) Workshop this summer in Louisville, Kentucky, June 28-30. Review the agenda and register for the conference. Pre-registration ends June 1. So don’t delay get registered today! Communities are encouraged to take advantage of their time together and schedule either pre or post meetings at […]

2011 CoP Workshop Call for Abstracts

Join us and submit an abstract for presentation June 28-30, 2011 at the National eXtension CoP Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 8TH: Abstract Deadline: March 8TH. Read more about it and Submit your Abstract. Six target areas for presentation: Innovation in Community Leadership and Collaboration Engaging, Retaining, and Empowering Your Audience Funding […]

Network Literacy Community of Practice Forming

As part of the eXtension Military Families project it is one of our goals to create a Community of Practice (CoP) centered on the subject of network literacy. This community has a special focus on using social media to assist military families, but that is not its sole purpose. It has a broad Community of […]

2008 Community of Practice Conference June 24-27

eXtension is very excited about our upcoming Community of Practice Conference to be held in Louisville, Kentucky June 24-27, 2008. We have nearly 170 registered participants and 50 presentations and core conversations to be shared from CoP leadership, invited speakers and eXtension staff. View our CoP Conference Agenda(PDF) for more details of the program.

Needing your news feeds

eXtension late last year launched a site to provide a one-stop-shop to aggregate news stories created by our partner institutions across the country: The idea behind the site was to create a value-added service where media and others could get ready access to the news of the system both geographically as well as topically. […]

30 Minute Session: Using Slideshare for Collaboration and Online Learning

Slideshare ( is sort of like a YouTube for sharing presentations. Agents and specialists are always looking for ways to share their slideshows, and Slideshare is an easy, powerful, and free solution. It’s also an effective environment for fostering online learning. This session will show you everything you need to know to get started with […]

Wanted: Extension IT Leaders’ Contact Information

The eXtension Information Technology Advisory Committee is currently preparing a survey to go to the Extension information technology leaders at each of our institutions. The survey will address the need for the two-way exchange of information between eXtension and university Extension Web servers. In anticipation of the survey, the committee is collecting the latest contact […]

eXtension to Adopt Atom as Syndication Standard

The eXtension Information Technology Advisory Committee has taken preliminary steps towards adopting Atom syndication as a standard for sharing news information across the Extension System. The eventual uses of the standard are: Syndication of eXtension news releases Staying abreast of eXtension content changes, eg. wiki articles FAQ data (currently implemented at: Publishing news to […]