Tag: innovation

What is AR? (Augmented Reality)

The best way to describe what augmented reality looks and feels like is to imagine being a student at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books. The hallways are lined with painted portraits from floor to ceiling. As a student walking through the halls the paintings start talking, conversing and singing. They are alive and interactive. […]

eXtension Month in Review – April 2016

April, 2016: April was another busy month for eXtension, with emphasis on evaluating the effectiveness of every component of the NeXC2016 event held in San Antonio at the end of March. We spent April following up on all participants’ comments and using their responses to plan eXtension’s work ahead. Evaluation of NeXC2016 Indicates High Participant […]

Drones in Agriculture Spark Creative Communication

Self-styled “DroneSinger” Victor Villegas got star billing at the recent USA Science and Engineering Festival held in Washington, D.C., on April 16-17, 2016. Villegas, Technology and Media Support Coordinator at Oregon State University Extension, is a co-leader of eXtension’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Agriculture Learning Network, created to share information about the use of […]

Virtual Communication Camp Applications Due April 15

Do you have a team of Extension educators who want to work together and individually to learn about and carry out communications strategy? North Dakota State University Agriculture Communication received an eXtension innovation grant to develop Virtual Communications Camp. Virtual Communications Camp is based on the successful in-person camp NDSU has hosted for four years […]

Announcing Expansion of Innovation Teams for Premium Member Institutions

Over the last several years, the eXtension Foundation has worked with several state Cooperative Extension Services, helping them develop Innovation Teams to advance new initiatives, particularly initiatives that involve scaling up and applying uses of new technologies. The success and study of these Innovation Teams, together with the development of new capabilities within eXtension, has […]
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eXtension Launches 2016 i-Three Issue Corps

  eXtension is pleased to name the first eXtension i-Three Issue Corps! These 127 individuals comprise 72 projects that will move forward over the next several weeks and months in 2016. Focused on either Food Systems or Climate these individuals will collaborate with eXtension staff, key subject matter informants, experts in project design, technology, and marketing, […]
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Engaging Communities in Six Ways

  Our new strategy provides many opportunities for communities to participate in projects that lead to impact and potentially different forms of funding. We are contacting each community to make them aware of our new strategies and to invite their participation. Over 80% of eXtension’s current communities align with the issues of Climate and Food Systems […]
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The Big Reveal of Our New Strategy

eXtension leaders were in St. Louis at the National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) meeting this week where we unveiled our way forward. You can see the slides here http://www.slideshare.net/cgeith/the-new-extension-issues-innovation-impact The NEW eXtension: Issues. Innovation. Impact. from Christine Geith The first step was sharing our core belief—the one that makes sense of everything else: We […]

4 New Things You Can Expect to See From eXtension

We’ve been busy since last October re-inventing ourselves to better serve the Cooperative Extension System. Here is our update shared at the National Extension Directors and Administrators meeting this week in St. Louis. To: Cooperative Extension Directors and Administrators From: eXtension Foundation Board of Directors, Dennis Calvin, Chair Date: October 12, 2015 Subject: eXtension Transition Report […]

What a Ride!!! Putting professional development and innovation to work

If it seems like I’m short of breath it’s because for the last three months I’ve been running a “Summer Sprint” (if you know me you’re laughing right now).  So named and led by Chris Geith, eXtension’s new CEO, the eXtension team, Board of Directors, and innovation partners nationwide who have been swiftly reimagining Cooperative […]