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Jargon, Clichés and Other Unfriendlies

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm EDT

The Media Relations SIG will host "Jargon, Clichés and Other Reader Unfriendlies" March 16 at 4 p.m.(EDT) via the Adobe Connect link below. Keith Robinson, Purdue Agricultural Communication news unit coordinator, will discuss how to simplify your writing without...

Workforce Skills Outcomes from Camp Counseling

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Theresa Ferrari

If people learn best by teaching, then early experience as a camp counselor may be among the best opportunities to gain workforce skills, including goal setting and organization, communication, problem solving, leadership and teamwork. Theresa Ferrari and dozens of 4-H...

Google Analytics Q&A

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Ben MacNeill

A general session for CoPs who are interested in learning how visitors are interacting with their content on the eXtension public site. This session will be guided by your questions, so please email me with your questions: UPDATED: This session I'll...

You Are Here! Maps for Business

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST

Learn how to create and use interactive maps and geo-location tools to bring clientele to your doors. Many people are using their computers and handheld technology to make decisions about their next stop or purchase. Entrepreneurs and Their Communities COP

Writing a Review of the Literature

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm EST - Presented by Stan Skrabut

Melissa Bowles-Terry, a reference librarian, will lead participants through the process of collecting resources for a review of literature, and Margaret Garner, director of the writing center, will help participants learn how to put the material together for an effective...

Content Appraisal Process

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Nick Broady

An Introduction to the content appraisal process. This training is still a good introduction to learn how to appraise content. eXtension has updated the way you record your appraisals. This is now done in "" in the Edit mode for each article....

Creating a Digital Meeting Place to Foster Rural Design

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST

In January 2010, the Center for Rural Design at the University of Minnesota held the First International Symposium on Rural Design. Symposium attendees from 17 academic disciplines, government, nonprofit organizations, Extension, and professional practice came from across the...

RSS Feeds: Save Research Time Workshop

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm EST - Presented by Stan Skrabut

Come and learn how to set up RSS feeds and have new articles and information gathered in one place for greater research convenience.

Leading Others through the Sea of Change

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Mitch Owen

The word of the day is "change". Dr. Mitch Owen will share his thoughts on navigating the changes facing Extension in these challenging economic times. This session is brought to you by the National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development...

Public Talk, Public Action: Advancing Civic Capacity to Tackle Tough Issues

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm EST - Presented by Wynne Wright

Helping communities examine public issues -- such as land use, water quality, education, food access, health care, and economic development -- can be challenging to Extension professionals. Without question, many of these issues can be complex and can cut across a range of...

Rainwater harvesting and water re-use: State Specialists' and County Agents' perspectives

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm EST

Presenters from Florida and Oklahoma will talk about the opportunities and challenges for using reclaimed and harvested rainwater for residential landscape irrigation. The collaborations between state specialists, county extension agents, and state and local agencies will be...

CES Budget Social Media Strategy - Update Web Conference

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by James Wade, Anne Adrian, Jane Schuchardt, Michael Lambur

Cooperative Extension has launched a social media strategy to address proposed Congressional Budget cuts to Smith-Lever funding. This web conference will update all eXtension ID holders on the process, provide evaluation data, and offer suggestions for further educational...

Ask an Expert: Strategies Used by an Experienced CoP

Monday, February 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Barbara O'Neill

Learn how one of eXtension's pioneer CoPs, Financial Security for All (FSA), manages the Ask an Expert process from start (incoming consumer questions) to finish (published FAQs). Dr. Barbara O'Neill, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, will discuss strategies that the FSA CoP...

How Teaching Adults Impacts your Instruction Workshop

Friday, February 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Stan Skrabut

Confused about why your instruction does not seem to reach adults you are teaching. Come learn more about adult characteristics that affect adult learning, assumptions of adult learning, and strategies for overcoming these characteristics and assumptions.

New AaE Features: Ask an Expert Widget Communities

Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Aaron Hundley

Communities have been added for each Ask an Expert (AaE) widget. This allows someone to easily add themself to get questions assigned from the widget, appointment of leaders for widgets, assignee management, mailing lists, and other features brought to you by the Community...