Dear Summit Participants,
We have some exciting news about our new eFieldbooks that will be available at the Summit.
The eFieldbook is a “go-to” resource for Extension professionals and project/program teams to begin discussion, help establish processes, and assist with the delivery of new programs. It is a resource library that provides multidimensional communication and interaction between individuals, teams, eXtension Program Fellows, authors, and other contributors. As eXtension fosters an environment for collaboration and innovation, these eFieldbooks open new ways to engage with information surrounding critical topic areas. Additionally, users can take the eFieldbook in the field with them on their smartphones and tablets, upload and share information with others, and help pull the best resources together into one place from across the nation.
At the Impact Collaborative Summit, all participants will have access to web versions of two of our eFieldbooks:
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, curated by Shatomi Luster, University of Missouri, Impact Collaborative Fellow
- Opioid Response, curated by the ECOP Opioid Task Force led by Mark Skidmore, Michigan State University
Additional eFieldbooks covering other topic areas will be available in 2019.
Beta versions of these two eFieldbooks are available for mobile devices and are currently compatible with iOS devices. We are asking for volunteers at the Summit to help us test this beta version on your iPad before the full release in a few weeks. Users are required to have an eXtension ID via people.extension.org in order to login. We would appreciate your assistance in helping us make these resources more usable and shareable, particularly if these two topic areas are aligned with your project or program team.
If you would like to participate as a beta tester to provide feedback to our software developers, and help us make sure that this tool is the best that it can be for the eXtension community, please contact our developer at EduWorks, Debbie Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a thank you for your assistance, we would like to offer you a $20 Amazon gift card upon completion of the testing with Debbie.
We look forward to seeing you next week in Indianapolis at the Summit!