Tag: Technology

Mining the Land-grant Knowledge Network

Who in Cooperative Extension is working on the Zika virus? Who is working on water quality or drought mitigation? Who is solving problems of food deserts? What resources are used to support these Extension programs? What can educators and researchers learn from others who are working in similar areas? How is research intertwined in these […]

Building Evaluation Capacity Through Data Jams, Part 3: Readying Extension for the Systematic Analysis of Large Qualitative Datasets

In this third blog post on the University of Wisconsin-Extension Data Jam Initiative, I will focus on four institutional outcomes of this Evaluation Capacity Building Framework. INSTITUTIONAL OUTCOME 1: Continuous use of Institutionally Collected Data The Data Jam Initiative provides colleagues with the tools, skills, support and community they need to engage in the analysis of large, […]

Building Evaluation Capacity Through Data Jams, Part 1: A Response to the Data Challenge

Collecting large amounts of textual data is easier than ever – but analyzing those growing amounts of data remains a challenge. The University of Wisconsin – Extension responds to this challenge with the “Data Jam Initiative”, an Evaluation Capacity Building model that focuses on the collaborative, making-centered use of Qualitative Data Analysis Software.  In this first of three blog posts […]

Two Reminders of eXtension Opportunities: Dates, Times and Topics

eXtension Quarterly Webinar: Wednesday July 27 at 2:00 EDT. Join eXtension CEO Chris Geith and staff leaders to learn the latest news on developments and opportunities for Extension Professionals. Topics will include: Summary of the eXtension Member Benefits Five example stories from the Issue Corps iThree Corps 2017 eXtension Fellows Update Horizon Report Call for […]

New Moodle Analytics Service Provides Multiple Views of Course Effectiveness

New Learner and Course Analytics Service eXtension is glad to announce that it has implemented a new service for its premium members that provides detailed course and learner analytics for any courses delivered through Moodle. This service is being provided by Intelliboard, a company specializing in online learning analytics. Through Intelliboard, course teachers can view […]

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 […]

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. […]
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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 […]