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News Roundup – November

Congratulations! You Failed. At the recent First State Innovate! Event, a panel of Extension innovators talked about the role of failure. One key is to test your ideas so that failures occur early and allow you to pivot and iterate quickly. These kind of “failures” are more likely to lead to programs that provide new […]

Maker Movement + Horticulture = Innovation Explosion

Question:  What happens when the Maker Movement intermixes with the realm of horticulture? Answer:  An explosion in ideas and innovation plus a new way for land-grant universities to reach audiences with research-based information. Dave Francis, Utah State University Extension associate professor, discovered in his Fellowship with eXtension that the latest DIY (do-it-yourself) movement is really […]

News Roundup – May 2017

In the book “Where Good Ideas Come From”, author Steven Johnson explores innovation through the lens of the ‘adjacent possible’. To put it simply, innovation does not necessarily occur in huge steps. Often, it is the result of noticing something and trying to apply that idea in a slightly different way or in a slightly […]

Call for Submissions: Abstracts for the Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation

The Journal of Extension Board, in partnership with eXtension, is pleased to announce a Call for Paper Abstracts for the Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation.  Abstracts are due June 30, 2017. Submission Guidelines Innovation in context of Cooperative Extension was defined by the 2016 ECOP Innovation Task Force Report as “…the process of […]

Ed Tech Learning Network Founders Receive JCEP Award for Creative Excellence

Four founding members of the Ed Tech Learning Network (EdTechLN) were awarded the Award for Creative Excellence at the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) held in February. Those members include Jamie Seger and Jerry Thomas, Ohio State University; Paul Hill, Utah State University; and Barbara Chamberlin, New Mexico State University. Jamie and Paul were […]

First Call for eXtension 2017 Innovation Project Grants

Are You an Extension Innovator? Submit Your Concepts Now for 2017 Innovation Grants eXtension Foundation, Inc., the U.S. Cooperative Extension System’s national resource for advancing innovation and providing professional development for Extension professionals, is seeking initial abstract proposals for prescreening for 2017 Innovation Projects funding. 50-Word Abstract Deadline is Monday, December 19th, 2016, 5:00 p.m. […]

AR: A new way to learn!

In the previous blogs we have discussed the what and why of AR (Augmented Reality). Now it’s time to think of applicable ways to use it in Extension. Here are some ideas of how AR is currently being used: Enhanced interactive print experience- (brochures, flyers, posters, worksheets) Museum interactivity- think about what a field trip might […]

AR (Augmented Reality) – What the Research Says

Although there is no single technology that is a one size fits all, AR (Augmented Reality) can help provide the basis for a strong cooperative learning environment. The environment can also grow outside the formal classroom because of the nature of the tool itself. The technology used should depend on the pedagogical objectives and needs […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Working Smarter With Concept Mapping

Being selected to be part of the i-Three Issues Corps brought some trepidation. How would we be innovative? How would our project show impact? Fortunately, thanks to the i-Three Corps leadership, we learned new tools and strategies to tackle the challenges we face as extensionists. One example that really moved our project team forward was […]