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Hodgson, Erin; Dean, Ashley; Wang, Zhenzhong – Journal of Extension, 2020
We wanted to understand whether short-term learning could occur during Extension presentations and used an immediate feedback tool to find out. Applying the immediate feedback tool, we asked multiple-choice questions prior to delivering a presentation and repeated them at the end to assess how well the information was delivered to and received by…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Program Evaluation, Short Term Memory, Delivery Systems
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Swinton, Jonathan J.; Killian, Tasha; Wray, Paige – Journal of Extension, 2020
When completing a needs assessment, Extension professionals should include both objective county data and stakeholder input data. Specifically, Extension professionals should identify potential areas of need, source available objective data, source data from relevant county stakeholders, and analyze similarities and differences in objective and…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Rural Areas, Extension Agents, Data Analysis
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Li, Jacinda C.; Welsh, Janet A.; DiNallo, Jennifer M.; Nix, Robert L. – Journal of Extension, 2020
An Extension-implemented parent-focused childhood obesity intervention designed to improve family functioning around healthful eating and exercise was evaluated. Thirty-six parents and their children, aged 5-13, were randomized to a 12-week intervention condition or control condition. Intervention parents, compared to control group parents, felt…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Intervention, Extension Education
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Zapata, Martha Isabel; Morris, Amanda Sheffield; Jespersen, Jens E.; Stiller-Titchener, Kelly – Journal of Extension, 2020
We evaluated an early literacy initiative implemented in partnership with faith-based organizations. Heads of the initiative train church leaders to host monthly literacy events during which those leaders educate parents about child development and model dialogic reading behaviors while caregivers and their children follow along. A survey and…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Partnerships in Education, Parent Education, Extension Education
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Plein, Christopher; Cassels, Alicia – Journal of Extension, 2019
This article provides an overview of Extension's Military Families Learning Network. The network is an example of Extension's commitment to building virtual learning networks in the support of targeted professional and lay audiences. The network uses well-established and emergent pedagogical approaches focusing on adult-centered learning while…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Family (Sociological Unit), Extension Education, Electronic Learning
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Freidig, Amy – Journal of Extension, 2019
The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program team used the Google+ Community platform to provide an engaging online discussion forum for asynchronous continuing education experiences. Applications of such a tool for volunteer online education have numerous benefits, including the capacity for asynchronous posting, ease of posting, privacy options, wide…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Asynchronous Communication, Continuing Education, Discussion Groups
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Wright, Lindsay E.; Jeanfreau, Michelle – Journal of Extension, 2019
After deciding whether to breastfeed or formula feed, parents must determine when to introduce solid foods. We examined feeding behaviors of 131 first-time parents, applying the theory of planned behavior to our investigation. Results indicated that parents' attitudes influenced infant feeding behavior at 6 months old. Therefore, Extension…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Behavior Theories, Infants, Parent Attitudes
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DePhelps, Colette; Newman, Soren; Golden, Lauren; Mayes, Iris – Journal of Extension, 2019
A whole-farm planning course in Idaho has evolved from an in-person course offered by a single instructor in one location to an online course to a hybrid learning course that combines online learning with in-person and webinar components offered simultaneously at multiple sites across the state. Evaluation data suggest that all three approaches…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Agricultural Education, Online Courses, Experiential Learning
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Helmers, Matthew J.; Youngquist, Timothy D.; Grudens-Schuck, Nancy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Educational campaigns are more complicated when members of our audiences hold scientific misconceptions related to new technologies. Our prairie strips research and education team produced a brief, focused video aimed to dispel a misconception related to the effect of prairie strip plants' roots on agricultural drain tiles in the Midwest. Our…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Video Technology, Audiovisual Aids, Agricultural Education
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Donaldson, Joseph L.; Gallimore, Lori; Swanson, Doug – Journal of Extension, 2019
Our study describes factors that influence Extension 4-H professionals' likelihood of participating in a professional development experience. We used a work group-developed survey to measure the level of influence of nine factors. Through convenience sampling, we obtained 558 responses from 4-H professionals representing all regions of the country…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Professional Development
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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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Jiles, Kristina A.; Chase, Melissa; Hosig, Kathy; Wenzel, Sophie; Schlenker, Eleanor; Rafie, Carlin – Journal of Extension, 2019
We developed a master food volunteer (MFV) continuing education program (CEP) for MFVs assisting Extension agents with a diabetes self-management program. Our development process included two phases of pilot testing. First, seasoned MFVs tested and provided formative feedback on the first iteration of the MFV CEP modules. After revising the…
Descriptors: Volunteer Training, Continuing Education, Self Management, Diabetes
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Gardner, Denise M.; Kelley, Kathleen M.; Miller, Abigail – Journal of Extension, 2018
We surveyed Pennsylvania winemakers and winery owners to determine their skill levels, the varieties and styles of wines they produce, their wine-making production challenges, and best practices for addressing educational needs through Extension programs. Growing and sourcing high-quality fruit were identified as key challenges. Although most…
Descriptors: Industry, Job Skills, Barriers, Best Practices
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Ferrari, Theresa M.; Smathers, Carol A. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Many Americans do not meet the recommendations for diet and physical activity. A blender bike can be an effective tool when coupled with hands-on activities that reinforce health recommendations. We created "Blending Nutrition and Physical Activity: An Activity Guide for Use with Blender Bikes" to use when incorporating a blender bike…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activities, Dietetics, Health Promotion
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Newberry, Milton G., III; Israel, Glenn D. – Journal of Extension, 2018
We explored the motivations for and psychological benefits gained from participating in the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP). We surveyed 3,904 participants, and 1,983 participants responded with completed questionnaires, for a 50.79% response rate. Florida master naturalists participated to learn, help the environment, and act on…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Educational Benefits, Environmental Education, Extension Education
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