Monthly Archives: August 2011

Making learning fun: Using learning activities to reinforce key ideas

Debra Davis, PhD In Extension, we are lifelong learners and we provide learning opportunities for people at every stage of the age spectrum—children, youth, adults and seniors. In order to be effective at this, we must have a variety of … Continue reading

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How do we choose? Using a Decision Matrix to Weigh Alternatives

Debra T. Davis, PhD A few posts back I wrote about using deBono’s 6 Thinking Hats process to stimulate thinking about a problem or an issue from different perspectives. In this post, I want to share an idea for a … Continue reading

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Creativity Talks, Innovation Walks

Melissa Cater, PhD When all think alike, then no one is thinking. ~ Walter Lippman The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail. ~ Edwin H. Land Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new … Continue reading

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Extension Educators as Change Agents: Riding the Adoption Curve

Debra Davis, PhD Do you ever feel like you teach and teach and teach and yet nobody seems to get it? What’s up with that? It could be lots of different things—it could be the subject, it could be your … Continue reading

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Dealing with Stress

Tamara Sabine Feel like this is the face staring back at you in the mirror in the morning? Worries about the job market, the economy, the spouse and kids, it can be overwhelming! But there are several techniques you can … Continue reading

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Tips For A Great Budget Narrative (Adapted from the Gates Foundation)

Tamara Sabine Most funders require a project budget with your grant proposal to ensure that a sufficient/judicious plan for spending the funds is followed. The budget could be very detailed or very broad, depending upon the funders specifications. Again, reading … Continue reading

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Engaging Clientele through Mobile Learning

Melissa Cater, PhD It seems as if every day brings a new opportunity for expanding our educational delivery methods. While e-learning, or web-based content delivery, is the star of the moment, mobile learning (m-learning) offers new territory for reaching our … Continue reading

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