How to Evaluate and Measure Impact

As we wrap up our conversation on digital scholarship this month, I would like to share how you can measure the impact of the content you publish online…or anything else.

I believe that if we want our digital scholarship to be accepted then we must evaluate it. I do understand that traditionalists generally want ‘proof’ even if there is none that justifies what they are currently doing. Indeed, very few Extension professionals measure the impact of their fact sheets and/or …

Promotion & Tenure is Digital Scholarship’s “Berlin Wall”

Eric Stafne authored a brilliant series on digital scholarship last week. He echoes the sentiment of many Extension professionals around the country who are struggling to create digital content and have it be viewed as “quality”, scholarly work by their local promotion and tenure committee, or even evaluation process.

As we move further into a digital era of open sharing, learning, and collaboration… where does “scholarly” work fit in? How can we address the need to both create quality content, …

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, …