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Asynchronous volunteer engagement in online continuing education using virtual communities

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Freidig, Amy (main author)
Format:
Online journal article
Publication Date:
2019
URL:
https://joe.org/joe/2019june/tt9.php
Published:
Extension Journal, Inc.
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
adult education, communication methods, education programs, training, Wisconsin, USA, discussion groups, social media, online education, community engagement, Google+, online communication
Notes:
4 pages., Article #:3TOT9, via online journal., The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program team used the Google+ Community platform to provide an engaging online discussion forum for asynchronous continuing education experiences. Applications of such a tool for volunteer online education have numerous benefits, including the capacity for asynchronous posting, ease of posting, privacy options, wide availability, and the potential for internal troubleshooting.