The purpose of this project is to promote use of the eXtension public and internal sites among local specialists, agents, educators, and staff. A series of short videos have been developed along with supporting written materials and activities. The goal is to identify how eXtension can be a resource for their programming efforts, and how they can then contribute their expertise through content development, answering Ask an Expert questions or creating and/or reviewing Frequently Asked Questions. Our approach has been to explain the task, demonstrate how it works, and provide specific exercises that put the task into practice to reinforce the newly learned skills. Our intentions are to measure effectiveness of materials through a pre and post assessment survey. This project was funded in part by University of Vermont Extension and piloted with Vermont specialists, agents, educators, and staff. The purpose of this session is to demonstrate some of the materials that have been developed, and share any evaluation information that has been collected thus far. The final eXtension Tool Box product will released on a national level.
28th–30th June 2011