ERIC Number: EJ1042998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Extension's Online Presence: Are Land-Grant Universities Promoting the Tripartite Mission?
Arnold, Shannon; Hill, Alexandra; Bailey, Nikki; Meyers, Courtney
Journal of Extension, v50 n6 Article 6RIB1 Dec 2012
Land-grant universities were established with a tripartite mission: education, research, and outreach through the Cooperative Extension Service. The purpose of the study reported here was to evaluate the online presence and technological adoptions of Extension on land-grant university, college of agriculture, and state Extension websites. Almost half of the university websites did not contain a direct link to Extension, and only 10% highlighted Extension services. Many state Extension websites had some form of social media, but only 45% had a link to eXtension. The results demonstrate the need to expand Extension's Internet presence, particularly on land-grant university websites.
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Outreach Programs, Extension Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Agricultural Education, Web Sites, Access to Information, Information Dissemination
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A