The New Power Pay Mobile App

This is a guest blog post by Extension innovator, Margie Memmott. She is a family & consumer sciences Extension professional serving Utah’s Juab county. You can follow Margie on Twitter at @MargieFCSpro. – Paul Hill


Both Extension professionals and clientele have shown their readiness and adoption of technology in disseminating and receiving information.  Research supports this migration of technology for delivering programs. One study challenged Extension to lead by example by modeling and promoting the use of technology for …

Making Time for Innovation in 2015

I would like to introduce Gwyn Shelle, Instructional Technologist for Michigan State University Extension, and thank her for guest blogging this month, she shares her experience into the value of relationship building on her MY Horse University project. I highly recommend you connect with and follow Gwyn on Twitter (@gwynsterr). – Paul Hill


Recently MSU Global (a strategy unit at Michigan State University) invited Dr. Christine Skelly, Dr. Karen Waite, and I to participate in an …

Digital Badges: A Primer

Yay! I have a shiny new digital badge! Now what?! 

For those who participated in the latest #EdTechLN TweetUp this month, we handed out a digital badge specifically designed for TweetUp participants. Digital badges are a new method of rewarding accomplishments, skills, or interests that can be earned in various learning environments. You can read more about the background and use of digital badges in this Educause pub.

Digital Badge Programs

The Educational Technology Learning Network is in the …

Join in: Opportunities to Engage the Public through Citizen Science

The benefits and opportunities for using citizen science in an Extension setting abound. Mobile applications make it easy to engage the public as citizen scientists. Citizen science has the opportunity to decentralize research and expand location based research. For example, crop research is currently conducted at agricultural experiment farms. By using citizen science, gardeners, farmers, and ranchers could contribute to crop research throughout their state to give a better representation of how a crop fairs in their location and in …