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We Need YOU!!! Take the Wearable Tech Survey

Are you using wearable technology? Do you want to? eXtension would like you to share your interests and uses by taking a short CES Wearable Technology Interest Survey and joining the Wearable Technology user group. Wearable technology is becoming increasingly popular in today’s society and by 2018 global mobile data traffic from wearable devices is […]

OSU’s Villegas Certainly Not ‘Droning’ on About ‘Drones’

With more than 15,000 plus folks holding eXtension IDs and some fraction of those working hard in learning networks, user communities, and communities of practice there’s bound to be a star somewhere in the bunch. Whether he’s ready for American Idol or The Voice is up to him but Victor Villegas, Oregon State University Technology […]

Coral Owen Joins MFLN; Coordinates Professional Development

Coral Owen has joined the Military Families Learning Network as the Professional Development Coordinator. She has an MS in Health Education & Behavior from the University of Florida and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Prior to joining the MFLN, Coral managed the Department of Defense Military Banking Facility at Camp Darby in Pisa, Italy. […]

eXtension Foundation Board of Directors Elects Officers

Dennis Calvin, (Northeast region/Penn State), will chair the Board and Vernon Jones (1890 region/Langston University) will serve as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the eXtension Foundation Board of Directors. Fred Schlutt (Western region/University of Alaska) is Secretary for the Board. Other Board members include Jason Henderson (North Central region/Purdue), and Doug Steele (Southern region/Texas Agri-Life […]

eXtension Launches Agriculture, Forestry, & Climate Science Learning Network

The Agriculture, Forestry and Climate Science Learning Network (CS-LN) is one of the newest communities to be created under the new eXtension model adopted by the Cooperative Extension System. Two key features of this new model include focusing more directly on professional development and aggressively pursuing innovative opportunities. The CS-LN is a joint effort by […]

Seeing a New World with Oculus Rift

What is Oculus Rift? The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that gives users the sensation of being inside games, virtual worlds, simulations, and videos. The device achieves “virtual reality” at a level previously unavailable to individuals. It was invented by 19-year-old Palmer Luckey and is now owned by Facebook. The consumer version of […]

Ag Outlook Forum, USDA-NIFA Venues for eXtension Showcase

eXtension featured six emphasis areas at both USDA-NIFA offices and at the USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum in February. Unmanned aerial systems, big data, wearable technologies, virtual reality, and both the Network Literacy community of practice and the Educational Technology Learning Network gave hands on demonstrations or presentations to both national program leaders and administrators at […]

Rich Phelps Joins eXtension as Project Manager

The eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce that Rich Phelps has joined our engineering team as a Project Manager. Over the course of his career, Rich has cultivated expertise in streamlining business practices and refining web-based products effectively. Rich has over 17 years experience in technology management, project management, information technology and strategic planning. “My […]

eXtension Seeks Chief Executive Officer

The eXtension Foundation Board of Directors is seeking an exceptional entrepreneurial leader from educational institutions, government agencies or business and industry to set the pace and structure for a thriving 21st century organization invested in ensuring the Cooperative Extension System has a broad range of engaged learners. ————————————————————————— Position Description: Position Title: Chief Executive Officer […]

eXtension Seeks Innovative Project Proposals

Request for Proposal: Innovation Projects eXtension Foundation, Inc. Release Date: March 3, 2015 Due Date for Applications: 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Friday, April 17, 2015 The eXtension Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 not for profit foundation, is soliciting proposals for projects and programs from faculty at premium member institutions of eXtension that express innovation and […]