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 …

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 …

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 …