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Evaluation of the use of water quality videotapes by county extension offices in Iowa

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Campbell, S. Michael (main author), Gamon, Julia (author), Roe, Roger (author), Department of Agricultural Education and Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Journal article
Publication Date:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 97
Subject Term:
delivery systems, educational methods, evaluation communication, extension, Iowa, USA, videotapes, water quality
James F. Evans Collection, All of the 100 county Extension offices in Iowa have a set of six water quality videotapes available for use by clientele. The state water quality Extension specialist designed the high quality tapes, each 20 minutes long, to be viewed at home by clients who had water questions. The question was: "Should video by used again as an educational delivery method?" Responses to a telephone survey of county office assistants indicated a wide variation in the use of video tapes, although over 75% liked the idea of information via tapes. The counties needed assistance with publicity and displays, something that area media specialists might provide. (original)