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Ramasamy, Prabhu; T. S., Rajeev; George, Reeja; R. S., Jiji – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2021
The objectives of the study on which this paper is based, were to develop an IT [Information Technology] based expert system on dairy cattle diseases for Continuing Veterinary Education (CVE) of veterinarians and to assess its effectiveness. The veterinarians working in three districts under the Animal Husbandry Department, Kerala were the…
Descriptors: Animals, Diseases, Veterinary Medicine, Information Technology
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Edwards, America L.; Sellnow, Timothy L.; Sellnow, Deanna D.; Iverson, Joel; Parrish, Adam; Dritz, Steve – Communication Education, 2021
This study focuses on the critical role instructional communication plays in effective risk and crisis communication. More specifically, we examined efforts made by the United States' swine industry to teach biosecurity practices in response to the African Swine Fever virus, a highly contagious novel disease. To do so, researchers interviewed 14…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Communicable Diseases, Public Health, Health Education
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Zazueta, Aaron Eduardo; Le, Thuy Thu; Bahramalian, Nima – American Journal of Evaluation, 2021
This article presents an approach to use complex adaptive systems thinking to construct a theory of change to plan and evaluate transformational interventions. The article draws on the concepts of domains, scales, agents, and emergence to build a model of the system targeted by the intervention, to identify the chains of causality driving the…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Change, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Banchero, Paola; Rector, Travis A.; VanBallenberghe, Jonathan – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2021
The public's understanding of climate change has been plagued by poor communication, misinformation, and disinformation. Fortunately, there is a growing body of research on effective climate change communication strategies. A popular element of science communication is documentary film. Educational films produced for museums, planetariums, and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Climate, Communication Strategies, Informal Education
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Carr, Chad; Abrams, Katie; Roberts, Grady; Philipps, Kylie; Velinsky, Victoria; Eubanks, Larry; Scheffler, Jason; Johnson, Dwain – Journal of Extension, 2020
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer a unique platform through which Extension can provide valuable education. We explored The Meat We Eat, a MOOC designed to create a more informed meat consumer and increase perceptions of transparency surrounding meat production. Compared to pretest respondents (n = 490), students who completed the posttest…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Knowledge Level, Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry
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Ewers, Timothy; Nash, Scott; Ruth, Alaena; Piaskowski, Julia – Journal of Extension, 2020
Continued development and delivery of animal science programs for 4-H youths is a critical need in all livestock production regions. The large number of 4-H youth programs, their rural locations, and the small number of 4-H Extension professionals make delivery of new curricula challenging. In response, we developed animal science lessons for…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Youth Programs, Rural Areas, Extension Education
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Mott, Rebecca; Tummons, John; Simonsen, Jon; Vandermau, Roxanne – Journal of Extension, 2020
Photo elicitation is the idea of inserting a photograph (or other visual material) into a research interview. It has been documented that contemporary modes of expression (such as photographs) can be beneficial in research interviews with youths. This article describes a photo elicitation protocol used with older youths and provides insight on the…
Descriptors: Photography, Research Methodology, Youth, Qualitative Research
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Anderson, Kathleen P.; Pulec, Kate E.; Skelly, Christine D.; Wright, Ashley D.; Greene, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Our multistate group of state horse specialists produced and evaluated impacts from six webinars and online short courses (webinar plus additional content) addressing current industry issues: pasture-associated laminitis, equine herpesvirus-1, disaster preparedness, sales fraud, rescues/rehoming, and manure management. We identified no differences…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Internet, Seminars, Web Based Instruction
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Zemeckis, Douglas R. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Introductory Fisheries Science for Stakeholders (IFISSH) is an Extension course for educating stakeholders of New Jersey's marine fisheries on the science, management, and responsible stewardship of fishery resources. The IFISSH course is offered in a Hyflex (i.e., hybrid and flexible) format to allow for live participation in class or remote…
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Extension Education, Web Based Instruction, Conventional Instruction
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Erickson, MaryGrace; Marks, Danielle; Karcher, Elizabeth – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2020
This study examines the interest, motivation, and behavioral engagement of college students in an introductory course relative to three instructional formats used in the course: hands-on, problem-based laboratory stations; problem-based written case studies; and video lectures. Groups of five to seven students were assigned learning activities as…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Lecture Method
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Funk, Johanna; Guthadjaka, Kathy – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020
Online digital platforms can increase access to educational opportunities for marginalised students, authors and communities, but digital platform design can further marginalise Indigenous knowledge because such platforms are structured according to western epistemological assumptions. They do not accommodate for Indigenous or alternative…
Descriptors: Authors, Social Justice, Indigenous Knowledge, Open Educational Resources
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Beadie, Nancy – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
The economic and environmental significance of school land policy in the United States has yet to be imagined, let alone systematically studied, by scholars. Although the fact that Congress allocated shares of public lands to the support of schools beginning in the 1780s is well known, historians have not adequately assessed the impacts of that…
Descriptors: Land Use, Educational History, Public Policy, Natural Resources
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Fernández, Sara; Rodríguez-Muñiz, Luis J.; Molina, Jara; Muñiz-Rodríguez, Laura; Jiménez, Juan; García-Vázquez, Eva; Borrell, Yaisel J. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2020
The correct labeling of seafood is important to protect nature and the rights of consumers. Given the certainty that the resources of the sea are not inexhaustible, only strict regulations and the implementation of sustainable fishing systems and reliable and traceable marketing systems can help ensure the long-term sustainability of fishery…
Descriptors: Food, Merchandise Information, Sustainability, Marketing
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Ataei, Pouria; Ghadermarzi, Hamed; Karimi, Hamid; Norouzi, Arash – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: The present descriptive-analytical study aimed to rank the barriers of the application of the value chain in the context of rural entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach: The statistical population was composed of 125 entrepreneurs from the provinces of Tehran, Hamedan, and Golestan, Iran. Data were analyzed by the TOPSIS technique.…
Descriptors: Barriers, Entrepreneurship, Rural Development, Foreign Countries
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Lerner, Annie B.; Tokach, Mike D.; DeRouchey, Joel M.; Woodworth, Jason C.; Dritz, Steve S.; Goodband, Robert D.; Jones, Cassandra K. – Natural Sciences Education, 2020
Undergraduate research experiences have well-established benefits on undergraduate education, such as improved critical thinking, professional development, and increased interest in graduate studies. In addition, the host faculty can benefit by increasing their research impact and gaining exposure to potential graduate candidates. In the…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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