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Implementing a successful national e-forum

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Lobley, Jennifer (main author), Edwards, Harriett C. (author), Vettern, Rachelle (author), Lesmeister, Marilyn K. (author), McKinley, Steve (author)
Format:
Online journal article
Publication Date:
2019-08
URL:
https://joe.org/joe/2019august/iw3.php
Published:
United States: Extension Journal, Inc.
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
education, extension, learning, online services, program development, training, volunteers, discussion groups, 4-H, online communication, forum
Notes:
7 pages., Article #: 4IAW3, via online journal., The National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum is an alternative to multistate, face-to-face volunteer forums. Building on the success of regional e-forums, a collaborative group planned and offered three webinars that were relevant, economical, consistent, and convenient to attend. A blended learning strategy can successfully be used for focusing on both volunteer and organizational needs when approached with intentionality. Extension can use this model broadly to develop better trained corps of volunteers. Data-driven recommendations are included for Extension professionals interested in exploring hybrid training options.