The Scholarship Continuum and Tools to Make the Most of it

Well, I asked and you answered. A couple weeks ago I put out a call to all #EdTechLN members to send to me a list of tools they use for different parts of the creative process.  The reason for compiling the list is to help us all become more aware of the tools at our disposal. These tools can help us report the impact of our programs.

Impact has become the buzzword in Extension. Documentation of impact is important because …

Is Twitter Worth Using in Extension?

Name: Eric Stafne            Twitter handle: @EStafne

#Followers: >750              #Followed: >450

#Tweets: >9,000               Engagement rate: ~2.5%

When I first heard about Twitter I thought it was a ridiculous, narcissistic invention. Who cares what anybody had for lunch or what asinine thing a pop star did? So, I resisted it and made excuses; mainly that it was not worth my time and I didn’t have time to spare for it. It wasn’t until 2011 that I broke down and started an account. …

The Intersection of Digital Technology and Scholarship Part 5

Have you ever had one of those dreams where you run and run and run but cannot catch whatever you are chasing?  Or have you ever seen a game show where someone is placed into a wind tunnel with dollar bills and charged with catching as many as they can in 1 minute?  Sometimes Extension feels like those things.  The world moves fast and we can only catch so much.  We are overwhelmed at times, no doubt about it.  But, …

The Intersection of Digital Technology and Scholarship Part 4

The promotion and tenure process (henceforth referred to as P&T) is the core of our advancement within academia.  But, changing the process is slow.  Incorporating “new” methods of delivering scholarship into P&T documents can be an agonizing chore.  One unnamed department just recently started to include video as a recognized scholarship output.  Video.  If video takes decades to get included, how long will it take for things in the oncoming avalanche of technology to get recognized?

Problem: Research is …