Category: <span>Community</span>

eXtension Job Opportunity: Innovation Facilitator Manager

We’re searching for an Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Manager. Join our virtual team from any location. First round of application reviews: August 9, 2018. Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Manager, eXtension Foundation We are seeking an expert facilitator and experienced innovator to join our team and help lead innovation capacity-building for our members of the U.S. Cooperative Extension […]

Solving for Pattern: Reimagining our Land Grant System as Networked Knowledge Commons, Part 5

Optimizing for Health: Linking Land Grant Knowledge Assets in Support of Healthy People, Food Systems and Communities. When a living system is suffering from ill health, the remedy is found by connecting with more of itself. – Francisco Varela Village rice fields, Shirakawa-go, Gifu-ken Japan (photo by Joel Abroad, https://www.flickr.com/photos/40295335@N00/4888037629/). The scene above is an example […]

Solving for Pattern: Reimagining our Land Grant System as Networked Knowledge Commons, Part 4

Andaman Islands coral reef. Photograph by Ritiks, distributed under CC BY-SA 3.0 license @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Coral_Reef_at_the_Andaman_Islands.jpg Emergent by Design: Solutions Creating More Solutions Over several previous posts1 I’ve written about why Cooperative Extension and the Land Grant system as a whole might (and in some cases already has begun to) embrace a more network-centric approach, enabling it […]

Solving for Pattern: Reimagining our Land Grant System as Networked Knowledge Commons, Part 3

Cultivating Solutions in Place through a Network-Centric Approach The Death of Expertise? Many would agree our recent elections have revealed deep and troubling divides in our country. Though there are certainly several contributing factors some have framed and perhaps foretold this as part of a larger global populist wave rejecting what many perceive as elitist experts and […]

New Community Issue Corps is Forming

Thanks to the eXtension Communities who have already expressed interest in the first Issue Corps experience specifically for Communities of Practice and Learning Networks. Based on that response, the eXtension Foundation will launch a call for the 2016-17 Community Issue Corps in the coming days. Like the 2016 i-Three Issue Corps, the Community Issue Corps […]
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eXtension Now Offering New Webinar Hosting Option

Zoom Webinars for 500 Participants a New Benefit for eXtension Member Institution Professionals For many years, Iowa State Extension has been hosting Adobe Connect Webinars for Communities of Practice (CoP) and Learning Networks (LN) on behalf of eXtension. As indicated earlier this year, this service will end on July 31st, 2016. As part of eXtension’s […]

eXtension Tools and Services Update for Communities of Practice and Learning Networks

eXtension’s tools and services are expanding! The following update was recently delivered to our Community Management Board and although this message is a bit longer than usual, I hope you will take the time to read it in its entirety. There are some great enhancements for Communities of Practice and Learning Networks! CMB TOOLS & […]

How does Ask an Expert Stack Up against Stack Exchange—A Crowdsourcing Approach to Answering Questions and Solving Problems

Recently, I’ve come across a website called Stack Exchange a number of times—whether in a Google search, or in conversation with colleagues who use it regularly. As I explored Stack Exchange I realized there is one thing Extension does more effectively and for free—that is answering people’s questions. What is Stack Exchange? Stack Exchange is […]

Image Audit Nears Completion

eXtension content includes more than 10,000 images. This summer we received inquiries concerning copyright documentation from individuals and stock photo companies regarding some of the legal aspects of our hosted images. Even though our content management system provides ability to document an image source, there were gaps in providing proper attribution. To reduce the legal […]

Drought 2012: Ag Law Information & Resources

On August 30, 2012 from 12-1 EST/11-12 CDT, the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas will host a free webinar covering legal and policy aspects of the historic 2012 drought. Issues covered in the webinar will include key aspects of federal crop insurance, USDA disaster assistance, some aspects of federal/state aspects on […]