Author Archives: LSU AgCenter ODE

Using Clickers to Collect Data

by Melissa Cater, PhD and Debra Davis, PhD Data can be collected using a variety of tools. Clickers, also sometimes referred to as audience response systems, provide a quick, easy, and interactive way of collecting data from a large groups. While students … Continue reading

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Using Plain Paper Scanners to Collect Data

by Melissa Cater, PhD and Debra Davis, PhD The new generation of scanning software and hardware make creating scannable forms and inputting data easier and quicker than ever before. Below are examples of scannable forms that LSU AgCenter Extension programs … Continue reading

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Using Online Survey Software to Collect Data

by Melissa Cater, PhD and Debra Davis, PhD Collecting data using online survey tools is not only convenient for respondents, it is convenient for program staff, too. One of the advantages of online data collection is the access to instant … Continue reading

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Engaging Participants in Group Discussion

Melissa Cater, PhD Have you ever had a group of participants who just didn’t want to engage in group discussion? Or maybe there were those individuals in the group who just dominated the conversation? I was fortunate enough to attend … Continue reading

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What is a Learning Organization?

Lisa R. Arcemont, Instructor The world is changing faster and faster—technology, globalization, innovation, competition are all affected. The problems facing us seem to be growing ever more complex and serious. How do we navigate such change and address these problems—not … Continue reading

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Finding Funding Sources

By Tamara Sabine In previous blog posts, I’ve discussed writing your first grant, crafting the project and budget narratives, the importance of a succinct needs statement and the ins and outs of the project budget. Today I’m going to give … Continue reading

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Coaching – Growing the Relationship

Lisa Arcemont, Instructor “Our traditional organizations are designed to provide for the first three levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs: food, shelter and belonging…The ferment in management will continue until organizations begin to address the higher order needs: self-respect … Continue reading

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