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ERIC Number: EJ954469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1077-5315
Strengthening 4-H Program Communication through Technology
Robideau, Kari; Santl, Karyn
Journal of Extension, v49 n6 Article 6TOT2 Dec 2011
Advances in technology are transforming how youth and parents interact with programs. The Strengthening 4-H Communication through Technology project was implemented in eight county 4-H programs in Northwest Minnesota. This article outlines the intentional process used to effectively implement technology in program planning. The project includes: assessing current communication tools used; evaluating participants' preferences for receiving information; educating staff on current research trends; and training teams of youth and adults with the Forrester Research Model (2011) to implement social media as a program communication tool. The process helps staff identify audience and purpose of using technology for their specific needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota