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Tinkerers’ in Cooperative Extension

This months Journal of Extension has a really good article on A Call to Embrace Program Innovation (July 2015).  There are some great tips and processes identified by which Cooperative Extension can really fulfill its primary mission of leading by innovative programming.  One of the things that really jumped out to me is that innovation comes about at many different stages in the process of program development.  It can come out in the planning, the undertaking, and the evaluation.  I tend to think of the program itself as the “innovation”… Read More →

Emerging Technologies and Innovation – What might this mean in Cooperative Extension?

I recently returned from the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium where one of the Keynote speakers talked about the word “emerging technologies.” Gardner Campbell (Virginia Commonwealth University) spoke on his perceptions and strategies at looking at emerging technologies.  He had great insight into the concept of using emerging technologies versus technologies that EMERGE us to a new concept in time and space (you can read more on the VCU Alt Lab experiment).  It’s typical to use new technologies to do the same things we’ve done in the… Read More →