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Stotz, Sarah; Lee, Jung Sun; Rong, Hui; Murray, Deborah – Journal of Extension, 2019
Through focus group interviews, we examined the perceptions of Extension peer nutrition educators (n = 6) and low-income adults (n = 8) regarding the feasibility of an e-learning nutrition education program, titled Food eTalk, tailored to Georgians eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). Findings indicated two…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nutrition Instruction, Low Income Groups, Adult Education
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Dettenmaier, Megan R.; Locklear, J. Mark – Journal of Extension, 2018
Webinar production has steadily increased as a preferred method of information delivery for Extension professionals. Our objective with this article is to offer practical guidance from Utah State University (USU) Forestry Extension and the eXtension Foundation that can help others generate impactful webinar programs. From January 2016 to August…
Descriptors: Internet, Seminars, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology
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Stosich, Marie C.; LeBlanc, Heidi; Kudin, Janette S.; Christofferson, Debra – Journal of Extension, 2016
Internet-based nutrition education is becoming an important tool in serving the rural, low-income community, yet the task of creating such programming can be daunting. The authors describe the key resources used in developing an Internet-based nutrition education program for those participating in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Supplementary Education, Supplementary Reading Materials, Internet
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MacArthur, Stacey; Nelson, Cindy; Brower, Naomi; Memmott, Margie; Peterson, Gaelynn – Journal of Extension, 2016
Obstacles facing new 4-H volunteers include time constraints and difficulty finding project-specific information, resources, and opportunities available for club members. As a solution to these obstacles and an aid for assisting volunteers in becoming confident in delivering information to youth, content experts produced Discover 4-H Clubs, a…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Extension Education, Clubs, Volunteers
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Syrko, Joseph; Kaylegian, Kerry E. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Growth in the dairy industry and the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act have renewed interest in dairy foods processing extension positions. A needs assessment survey was sent to Pennsylvania dairy processors and raw milk providers to guide priorities for a dairy foods extension program. The successful development and delivery of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Food, Food Standards, Safety
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Strong, Emma; Rowntree, Jason; Thurlow, Kable; Raven, Matt R. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Since its establishment through the Smith-Lever Act, the Cooperative Extension Service has sought to use non-formal education programs centered on community needs to provide research-based information. However, the onset of the information age has transformed the way knowledge is shared and as a result altered the way people access information.…
Descriptors: Models, Extension Education, Information Dissemination, Community Programs
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Das, Biswa R.; Leatherman, John C.; Bressers, Bonnie M. – Journal of Extension, 2015
The Internet has potential for improving health information delivery and strengthening connections between rural populations and local health service providers. An exploratory case study six rural health care markets in Kansas showed that about 70% of adults use the Internet, with substantial use for accessing health information. While there are…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Case Studies, Access to Health Care, Adults
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Veregin, Howard – Journal of Extension, 2015
Maps can be a valuable addition to the Web analytics toolbox for Extension programs that use the Web to disseminate information. Extension professionals use Web analytics tools to evaluate program impacts. Maps add a unique perspective through visualization and analysis of geographic patterns and their relationships to other variables. Maps can…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Extension Education, Internet, Use Studies
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Crawford, Chelsi; Grossman, Julie; Warren, Sarah T.; Cubbage, Fred – Journal of Extension, 2015
This article reports on a study to determine which information sources organic growers use to inform farming practices by conducting in-depth semi-structured interviews with 23 organic farmers across 17 North Carolina counties. Effective information sources included: networking, agricultural organizations, universities, conferences, Extension, Web…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Farm Management, Agricultural Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Davis, Jamie M. – Journal of Extension, 2014
Research has indicated there are a number of benefits to Extension educators in delivering educational program and content through distance technology methods. However, Extension educators are commonly apprehensive about this transition due to assumptions made about their clientele, because little research has been conducted to examine…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Preferences
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Gharis, Lauri W.; Bardon, Robert E.; Evans, Jennifer L.; Hubbard, William G.; Taylor, Eric – Journal of Extension, 2014
With increasing numbers of the public using social media applications, Extension professionals have the ability to apply these same tools to connect with their clients. This article demonstrates how a social media toolset can be employed by Extension professionals by identifying how Extension professionals are currently using social media,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Social Networks, Internet, Outreach Programs
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Hill, Paul; MacArthur, Stacey; Read, Nick – Journal of Extension, 2014
Effective Internet search skills are essential with the continually increasing amount of information available on the Web. Extension personnel are required to find information to answer client questions and to conduct research on programs. Unfortunately, many lack the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Internet and locate needed…
Descriptors: Internet, Online Searching, Search Engines, Extension Education
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Rice, Grant G., III – Journal of Extension, 2014
Television is a widely adopted source for viewing educational information. Unfortunately, producing a television show on network television can be costly and time consuming. Internet TV offers Extension video content producers the opportunity to create a niche topic channel quickly and at low cost. Internet TV offers viewers a low-cost and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Internet, Delivery Systems, Educational Television
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Routh, Brianna; Langworthy, Sara; Jastram, Hannah – Journal of Extension, 2014
As more parents are using the Internet to answer their questions, Extension needs to provide practical, research-based resources in an accessible format. Pinterest is a platform that can be used by Extension educators to provide continued education and make reputable resources more discoverable for parents. Based on Knowles adult learning theory…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Extension Education, Internet, Web Sites
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Driessen, Suzanne – Journal of Extension, 2013
Renewed interest in growing and purchasing locally grown foods quadrupled requests for food preservation classes. Economic times tightened budgets, decreasing staffing levels of Extension educators. Offering options via the Internet was a natural progression to meet the increased demand. Extension educators created 20 5-minute online video--like…
Descriptors: Food, Extension Education, Foods Instruction, Food Standards
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