Community Video Can Build Capacity in Extension

This article was written by Jennifer Cook, Digital Green fellow for eXtension Digital Green is a global non-profit development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships. They partner with extension actors in developing countries to solve problems like market access, farmer […]

The Business of Farming

This article was written by Jennifer Cook, Digital Green Fellow for eXtension.  For the past nine months, I served as the Digital Green eXtension fellow, interviewing many small and beginning farmers, farm groups, and farm partners from across the US, to understand the challenges small farmers face. Representing Digital Green, a global non-profit development organization, […]

Extension professionals adopt story mapping technology through the Impact Collaborative

This story was written by ChaNae Bradley, Senior Communications Specialist  at Fort Valley State University. Shane Bradt, water quality and geospatial technology specialist for the University of New Hampshire, is helping Cooperative Extension professionals across the country share powerful messages about their outreach. It all began with his role as a key informant for the […]

AI & Linked Open Data for Innovation in Extension

AI & Linked Open Data for Innovation in Extension Justin G. Smith Assistant Professor, Community & Economic Development Washington State University Big Data & Artificial Intelligence Two of the biggest topics in technology today are big data and artificial intelligence (machine learning and deep learning). Data is growing exponentially, and according to IDC, the digital […]

News Roundup – April 2018

You may recognize (D x V x F x S) > R as the change formula, or at least one version of it. D= dissatisfaction. V = vision. F = first steps. S = support. R = resistance. For more, watch this 8-minute video. When the product of the left side of the equation is […]

What is Next for the Impact Collaborative and Designathon One?

The Impact Collaborative (IC) was created to foster innovative project ideas and accelerate their development toward implementation for local impact. One of the first IC activities was a series of Designathon One events. Now that the first wave of events is completed, what did we learn and what is next? The IC Designathon One events […]

News Roundup – March 2018

Now that we have finished the first wave of Designathon One events, we are poring through the feedback and planning the next steps of the Impact Collaborative. What is next? The fellows and IC facilitators will begin offering “office hours” and professional development webinars. More Designathon events (both One and Two) are in the works. […]

When Is A Course Not A Course?

Mention the word “course” in an educational environment, and what is it that normally comes to peoples’ minds?  In all likelihood, it involves reading documents, watching videos, submitting homework assignments, completing projects, taking tests, responding to surveys, and maybe somewhere down the line, gaining a certificate or diploma—something to formally acknowledge satisfactory completion of those […]