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ERIC Number: EJ1048546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Going the Distance Part 2: Five Ways of Teaching an Extension Course: Elive, Blackboard, Teleconference, Correspondence, and Face-to-Face
Rader, Heidi B.; Hanna, Virgene; Spiers, Kent; Kienenberger, Donavan
Journal of Extension, v52 n6 Article 6FEA3 Dec 2014
Remote and widely dispersed clientele in Alaska create a need for effective distance-delivery programs. Extension agents often travel via small airplane, snow machine, or boat to teach face-to-face classes in off-road communities. Effective and more cost-efficient delivery methods are needed. We taught a course for beginning farmers residing throughout Alaska using five delivery methods: Elluminate Live!, Blackboard, teleconference, correspondence, and face-to-face. We evaluated these delivery methods based on five areas: accessibility of delivery method, course completion, knowledge gain, plans to use skills, and student satisfaction. Our findings will help Extension professionals design distance-delivered programs suited to their target audience. (For "Going the Distance" Part I, see EJ1043013.)
Extension Journal, Inc. e-mail: joe-ed@joe.org; Web site: http://www.joe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Grant or Contract Numbers: 2010-49400-21719