ERIC Number: EJ1082952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Modernizing Training Options for Natural Areas Managers
Friedl, Sarah E.; Ober, Holly K.; Stein, Taylor V.; Andreu, Michael G.
Journal of Extension, v53 n5 Article 5FEA8 Oct 2015
A recent shift in desires among working professionals from traditional learning environments to distance education has emerged due to reductions in travel and training budgets. To accommodate this, the Natural Areas Training Academy replaced traditionally formatted workshops with a hybrid approach. Surveys of participants before and after this change indicate that a traditional in-person format was preferred in the past, but a hybrid format is preferred now. Respondents indicated the new format is more effective at providing highly desired benefits than the traditional face-to-face approach. These findings have implications for many Extension programs targeting working professionals across large geographic areas.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Blended Learning, Distance Education, Workshops, Online Surveys, Student Attitudes, Satisfaction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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