Cooperative Extension professionals have a long tradition of helping improve the lives of the families they serve by sharing research-based information. More than ever, families are getting their information online, creating a need for Extension professionals to deliver content via technology. This article describes a training designed to teach Extension professionals ways to increase their reach to families through the use of technology in their work. Extension professionals attended an 8-hour, face-to-face training in which they completed a pre, post, and follow-up survey. Results from the training indicated that this training was effective in changing attitudes about the usefulness of technology and increasing their use of social media to reach families.
Allen, K., Huff, N., Kelly, J., Bearon, L., & Behnke, A. (2014). Reaching Families through Social Media: Training Extension Professionals to Implement Technology in Their Work. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 2(2), 3. https://scholarsjunction.msstate.edu/jhse/vol2/iss2/3
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