Podcasting in Extension: the Working Differently Example

Bob Bertsch is a Web Technology Specialist in Agriculture Communication at North Dakota State University. His Working Differently in Extension Podcast has highlighted innovative Extension programming as well as “movers and shakers” in the field for several years. 

What motivated you to create podcasts?

I spent the first 6 years of my career in public radio, so I was familiar with audio production. When I started working with NDSU Extension in 2008, podcasts were still working their way into the …

Start live streaming now, Extension

Right now, mobile live streaming is the hip new thing.

Meerkat was all the rage at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas and recently, Twitter confirmed its acquisition of Periscope, which is rumored to be a direct competitor.

Of course you are wondering, “What is mobile live streaming?” And, “What is all the hype about?”

Great questions, but the ones I often hear are, “How will Extension stay relevant in the 21st Century?” and “How …

Drupal, Google Drive, and Evernote: Everyday Tech for Extraordinary Work

This guest blog post was written by the amazing Jennifer Alexander, Publishing Manager for Oregon State University (@OregonStateExt) Extension & Experiment Station Communications. She shares very useful tips, advise, and ideas on how to integrate technology at work, you should definitely follow her on Twitter @editor_jennifer – Paul Hill 


I joined #EdTechLN because I wanted to lurk. You know, pick up tips, check out the blog, and find people to follow on Twitter. I also wanted to …

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 …