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Irrigation Efficiency - Pipeline Distribution Systems

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10:00 am EDT - Presented by Bill Kranz

This 1+ hour webinar will evaluate irrigation pipeline designs to assess the energy required and the long term economics of different pipeline sizes. IRRIGATION and ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERIES Delivery of irrigation water through on farm irrigation systems from ground or surface...

Program Frequency, Duration, and Intensity

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Martin Smith

Colleagues--Please join us Wednesday June 15 for our monthly webinar on evaluation featuring Martin Smith, Extension Specialist with UC-Davis, exploring the programming issues behind quality and outcomes, especially for 4-H Science programs. Have you asked yourself, "How...

4-H Social Media: Measuring Your Impact

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Amber Shollenberger, Ashley Lusk

Make sure your efforts are generating the maximum impact. Discover a series of free metric systems including Facebook Insights, Hootsuite and more.

Overhauling an Extension Publications Website: You Mean We Want People to Find and Use our Pubs?

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 5:30 pm EDT - Presented by Amanda Swennes, ben whetstone, Robin Pratt

These days, we're all being asked to do more with fewer resources and people. In 2010, the Office of Communications and the Office of Information Technology collaborated to redesign, relaunch, and move UGA's CAES Extension publications website to a database-driven, more...

Facebook Advertising: Simple, Effective and Inexpensive

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm EDT - Presented by Joanne Littlefield

Anyone with access to Facebook can prepare a Facebook Advertisement in under five minutes. Facebook provides a whole new way reach to unique, targeted and receptive audiences in a way that they want to be marketed to, using Facebook Advertising. Facebook Advertising is very...

Remote Training

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm EDT - Presented by Tanya Ruffin

Statewide training has been impacted by recent budget cuts; due to this, trainers and trainees have been unable to travel. Instructional videos are available on the training website, but in-person training has always been preferred. By using Live Meeting web conferencing...

Lost But Not Forgotten: The Ongoing Story of How Once-Lost Treasures Continue to Bring Our History to Life

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm EDT - Presented by Carol Whatley, Glenda Freeman

With Cooperative Extension’s centennial only a few years away in 2014, it’s not too early to look in your attics and back rooms for lost treasures with historical value. That’s how we found a treasured set of murals created for Alabama Extension to display at the 1939 Alabama...

Game On! Applying game design principles to research, teaching, and outreach strategies

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm EDT

Dr. Rosa Mikeal Martey is an assistant professor in the department of Journalism & Technical Communication at Colorado State University. Her research focuses on online information-seeking and social interaction through digital technologies with a focus on gender,...

Game On! Applying game design principles to research, teaching, and outreach strategies

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm EDT

Keynote speaker Dr. Rosa Mikeal Martey is an assistant professor in the department of Journalism & Technical Communication at Colorado State University. Her research focuses on online information-seeking and social interaction through digital technologies with a focus...

Designer + Programmer = Masterpiece

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 11:15 am EDT - Presented by Sarah Johnston, Megan Smith

Even though the brains of graphic designers, web designers and programmers are all wired differently, they have to work together in harmony in order to succeed. Often times there is miscommunication between moving a project from print to web or vice versa. Here are some of the...

Developing Scenarios: Useful Tools for Thinking About the Future

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 10:15 am EDT - Presented by James King

This will be an interactive session that will define and discuss scenarios – descriptions of possible futures. Participants will learn why scenarios are powerful tools to describe the future and how they can use these tools as inputs into new opportunities, as well as the...

Building, Maintaining and Sustaining Private and Public Web Content through a Multi-Site Drupal Environment

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm EDT - Presented by Alex Stone, Roger Leigh, John McQueen, Matt Jager, Alice Formiga

The OSU Horticulture Department has had many public websites initiated by individual faculty, located on multiple servers and employing varied technologies. As a result, some of those websites languished or became security risks; many had no search functionality or clear site...

Apocalypse-Proofing Your Organization

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm EDT - Presented by Amanda Swennes, ben whetstone, Robin Pratt

Budget zombies have eaten your IT, Extension, and other staffs, but you still have to serve your public. What to do? This session will focus on the need to make content as transparent, accessible, and intuitive as possible to free up and maximize remaining resources. Topics...

User Testing — Easy Strategies for Making Stuff that Doesn't Stink

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm EDT - Presented by Barbara Chamberlin, Jeanne Gleason

Thanks to the work in their Learning Games Lab designers at NMSU have developed a set of tools and strategies for user testing. Applicable to any user testing, Barbara and Jeanne will share what they've learned about what works, what doesn't works, and how to confront the...

A High-Yield Proposition for Communications: Universities and Commodity Organizations

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm EDT - Presented by Brian Meyer

One advantage of a close, collaborative partnership is that sometimes (if you’re lucky), you forget the institutional or organizational boundaries you normally work in and good things happen. That’s been the case between Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association —...