ERIC Number: EJ1067021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
On-Line Pesticide Training with Narrated Powerpoint Presentations
Johnson, Steven B.
Journal of Extension, v53 n3 Article 3TOT8 Jun 2015
UMaine Cooperative Extension is the primary educational delivery organization for pesticide recertification credits in Maine. Shrinking budgets and staff numbers are making traditional face-to-face delivery increasingly difficult to maintain. To address this issue, on-line pesticide applicator recertification training credits were developed. The on-line training is more flexible than traditional face-to-face delivery while maintaining the learning experience. Staff developed programs for web delivery, narrated the programs, and uploaded them. Clients purchased and took tests to obtain pesticide recertification credit. Steady increase in purchased tests from 2010 through 2014 verifies the acceptance by clients.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Online Courses, Staff Development, Hazardous Materials, Poisoning, Adult Education, Tests, Distance Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine