COVID-19 has caused a shift in Extension educators’ daily routines and a transition to virtual programming. This case study analyzed time logs and interview data of Extension educators hired by Utah State University to facilitate fatherhood education programming. Comparison data indicate less time was spent teaching and traveling while more time was spent managing technology and marketing, following restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Educators recommended that aspiring educators should be made aware of expectations for virtual teaching. They also stressed that supervisors should look for these skills and technological competence in future hiring. Implications for best practices for future programming are discussed.
Higginbotham, B. J.,
Turner, J. J.,
Schramm, D. G.
(2023). Time Allocation Changes for Family Life Extension Educators: The Impact of COVID-19.
Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 11(3), 7.
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