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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 …

The Making of a Viral Edutainment Video Using Free Software

This guest blog post is brought to you by none other than one of the most creative Extension professionals I know, #DroneSinger: Victor Villegas from Oregon State University. You need to follow him on Twitter @OSUExtTech and subscribe to his YouTube Channel. – Paul Hill 


On December 22, 2014, the FAA, along with AUVSI, AMA and the Small UAV Coalition, launched the “Know Before You Fly” campaign to encourage drone safety, in anticipation of kids (and adults) receiving …

5 Social Media Tips for Professional Development Conferences

  1. Be Positive-you’re attending this conference, you’ve paid money to get there. You ought to be diving in for the best of the best to bring home with you. Leave the constructive criticism to the post-conference survey. Only post and tweet about the new ideas, great resources and other positive aspects…besides, you never know who you’ll get to network with later on.
  2. Hashtag Please-the best way to interact with others at your conference via social media is to use the designated

5 Reasons to Teach Your Next Extension Class by Webinar

1. Be Green

When you offer a Webinar, you don’t have to drive or fly to a particular location and neither do your students. This results in “Green” savings. This helpful article provides a formula for quantifying these savings–specifically with regards to the saved fuel and CO2 released into the atmosphere.

2. Save $$$

You could call this “green back” savings. Cost savings are realized from not driving or flying for both the teacher and participants. Additionally, you save on …