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News Roundup – June 2017

Matching Patterns or Changing Patterns? Seth Godin writes that it is easier to sell your product (our programs) if you match the pattern of your audience rather than try to get them to adopt new patterns. In Extension, we are often focused on impact based on behavior change, so that can be disheartening to hear. […]

News Roundup – April 2017

Knowledge In much of academia, we think of knowledge as something that we possess, something that can be acquired and collected. We think of knowledge as having value for its own sake. However, we live in a world where knowledge is being increasingly commoditized. There is more knowledge than ever and most of it is […]

Beyond Static Graphs: Engage Your Audience with Interactive Data Visualizations

Interactive data visualizations allow you to display complex data in interesting ways and allow viewers to be active participants in exploring the data. Check out some of these some great examples of interactive data visualizations for inspiration. The Washington Post[i] presents a political visual that pairs graphics and a narrative that you can interact with […]

Data Visualization Makeover

This post is a little embarrassing. I’m going to share some not-so-pretty (and not-so-effective) graphics that I have made…and presented…multiple times. Then I’ll walk you through the steps I took to create new and improved versions using my seven elements of good data visualization. First, about the data. These data were collected by the Nebraska […]

Seven Elements of Good Data Visualization

To prompt behavior change, we must be able to effectively communicate data. Not convinced? Read this post on why data visualization matters. The goal of this article is to dig in deeper and present some foundational concepts for creating good data visuals. A recent eXtension webinar[i] described numerous tools and programs at our disposal for […]

Data Visualization for Extension Professionals: Why Does it Matter?

“We face danger whenever information growth outpaces our understanding of how to process it.”[i] The ability to generate data has greatly increased in recent years, across all sectors, including agriculture. In fact, according to VCloud News, 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last 2 years alone[ii]. This “big data” is harnessed […]

eXtension News Roundup – February 2017

Thought Leaders. Global Perspectives. Exciting Professional Development Opportunities. These are just three of the reasons to closely read this month’s news roundup! Digital Green eXtension Fellowship Call for Application Is Open Are you interested in Extension approaches that have been tested and proven in other countries? Do you enjoy working with innovative digital technologies? Digital […]

eXtension News Roundup – January 2017

The monthly news roundup highlights the launch of the Diversity and Inclusion Corps, gives updates on two fellowship projects, and previews some exciting professional development opportunities. Seger and Hill To Be Featured in JCEP Panel Reminder! “Purposeful Leadership: Preparing for the Edge” is the subject of a virtual town hall webinar that will be broadcast […]