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Critical Conversation - The role of evaluation in determining the public value of Extension

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Nancy Franz, Mary Arnold, Sarah Baughman

In an era of tightening budgets it is essential for Cooperative Extension to determine and articulate the “public value” of its programs and services. Public value is created when a service “advances valued social and economic outcomes” (Stoker, 2006). Join us for a...

Critical Conversation - Digital Badges

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by John A. (Tony) Cook

Digital badges are a way for a person to signal achievements, successes, and experience to others. Mozilla has developed an Open Badges ecosystem that provides a standard way of presenting badges and the data associated with them. Digital badges can contain data that validates...

Critical Conversation: Personal vs. professional identities in social media

Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Bob Bertsch, Cheryl Boyer, Molly Frendo, Anne Adrian

As social media becomes an integral part of both our personal lives and our professional activities, the issues surrounding these identities take on increasing importance. This panel discussion will take a look at some of these issues, with the hope of engaging the audience to...

Critical Conversation: Cultivating a workforce of knowledge workers

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Kevin Gamble, Stephen Judd

The third in a series of critical conversations. Kevin Gamble will do a short introduction and then guide the conversation about cultivating a workforce of knowledge workers. Having flexible and passionate knowledge workers is critical to the future success of Extension....

Critical Conversation: BYOD - Smart phones and tablets in the workplace

Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Kevin Gamble, Neal Vines, Stephen Judd, Ashley Fondren, Mark Hendricks

The second in a series of critical conversations: BYOD or “bring your own device” describes the phenomenon of people using their personal technology devices in the workplace. The issues around personal smartphones and tablets in the workplace vary depending on your...

Critical Conversation: The Mobile Quandary

Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Kevin Gamble, Barbara Chamberlin, Stephen Judd, Jeff Hino, Bob Bertsch

This is the first in a series of critical conversations for the Cooperative Extension System. Join us for a conversation concerning the development of native applications for mobile devices. Developing native applications is expensive, and it is difficult to get people to...