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Kostelic, Amy; Yelland, Erin; Smith, Allison; Goss, Kaylee – Journal of Extension, 2020
Keys to Embracing Aging is a research-based, peer-reviewed curriculum intended to increase 12 healthful behaviors correlated with overall wellness and longevity. Both comprehensive and interactive, this scripted initiative can be used to creatively motivate and empower participants to embrace healthful lifestyles, make healthful living a habit,…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Health Promotion, Curriculum, Health Behavior
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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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Davis, Jamie; Rufener, Samara; Dennis, Alan; Murphy, Ann Marie – Journal of Extension, 2020
Research supports Extension educators' use of social media as an engagement, outreach, and marketing tool beyond posts shared by staff and faculty. This article highlights the practical use of Snapchat geofilters at county and statewide Extension events to support the creation of user-generated content and increase Extension's visibility with the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Social Media, Extension Agents, Teaching Methods
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Hetherington, Chelsea – Journal of Extension, 2020
Many Extension precollege programs seek to increase young people's interest in and aspirations toward college by fostering the development of skills that support a successful college transition. By pairing existing data with participant enrollment records, Extension professionals can more easily capture the impact of precollege programs on college…
Descriptors: Extension Education, College Attendance, Enrollment Rate, Youth Programs
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Arnold, Nicole; Yang, Lily; Boyer, Renee – Journal of Extension, 2020
An infosheet series titled "Safe Processing, Safe Food" has been developed and branded. The series is composed of peer-reviewed infosheets depicting conventional and emerging food processing technologies (FPTs) used to make foods safer. The goals of developing the infosheet series were to help Extension educators and, subsequently, the…
Descriptors: Food, Food Service, Food Standards, Safety
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Jones, Jennifer A.; Simonne, Eric; Banis, Lesley – Journal of Extension, 2020
Collaborations between Extension and nonprofit organizations have the potential to increase programmatic outcomes and generate revenue. One challenge in establishing such collaborations is identifying potential collaborators. We organized a structured networking workshop to foster such relationships. Of 28 participants, 24 completed the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Workshops, Agency Cooperation
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Bates, James S.; Benson, Jacquelyn J.; Yelland, Erin L. – Journal of Extension, 2020
The North Central Region Aging Network (NCRAN) formed out of a need to strengthen the potential for meeting curricular and educational demands related to the topic of aging. By pooling resources, establishing interactive and consistent methods of idea sharing, working collectively to assess community needs, and launching professional development…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Regional Programs, Aging Education, Extension Education
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Smith, Rebecca C.; Loibl, Cäzilia; Imam, Khurram; Jones, Lauren – Journal of Extension, 2020
Behavioral economics and its concept of nudges are rapidly influencing the design of community-based financial education programs. This article addresses why nudges can be useful tools for effective financial education, explains the different types of nudges introduced by behavioral economics research, presents evidence of their effectiveness from…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Money Management, Consumer Economics, Program Effectiveness
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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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Davis, Elizabeth; Ward, Callie; Francis, David – Journal of Extension, 2020
This article provides information on how to use virtual reality equipment to increase participant engagement as well as suggestions for incorporating virtual reality activities into Extension youth programming. These are lessons learned through the use of virtual reality by Extension faculty. Virtual reality equipment can increase participant…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Braverman, Marc T. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Extension evaluation studies often can provide the basis for valuable disciplinary contributions. This article presents recommendations for developing academic journal manuscripts from Extension evaluations. A journal article will be focused on research questions that may be distinctly different from the evaluation questions that drove the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Journal Articles, Periodicals, Program Evaluation
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Scheer, Scott D. – Journal of Extension, 2020
To reach the goals of outreach and Extension programs, a program planning model is essential. A new model is presented to ensure program success; it is the human development-ecoLogic model (HD-ELM). The HD-ELM components are as follows: HD--human development characteristics and implications for target audience; E--modified ecological systems…
Descriptors: Program Development, Outreach Programs, Extension Education, Individual Development
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Henry, Emily N.; Munn, Becky – Journal of Extension, 2020
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers are among the fastest growing and highest paying, yet women are largely underrepresented in these fields, and many girls lack access to STEM opportunities in school. Oregon State University's Open Campus partners with the American Association of University Women to bring an experiential…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Females, Access to Education, Agency Cooperation
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Koshollek, Alanna; Thostenson, Katy; Shaw, Bret – Journal of Extension, 2020
Nationwide, women woodland owners are increasingly taking on the primary decision-making role for their land. In Wisconsin and beyond, most existing landowner outreach efforts target mixed-gender audiences. We explored how facilitation techniques can be incorporated into a women-centric workshop to increase women landowners' confidence, knowledge,…
Descriptors: Females, Ownership, Natural Resources, Forestry
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DiNallo, Jennifer M.; Welsh, Janet A.; Li, Jacinda C.; Nix, Robert L. – Journal of Extension, 2020
This article describes the adaptation of a parent-focused evidence-based childhood obesity intervention program for implementation by county-based Extension educators in coordination with school district personnel in rural Pennsylvania. The Lifestyle Positive Parenting Program was designed and evaluated in Australia in clinical settings. Several…
Descriptors: Child Health, Health Promotion, Obesity, Prevention
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