Writing Work Day

Interested in improving your Activity Insight, NAE4-HA proposal, or NAE4-HA award submissions? Please join us for a Writing Work Day. This will be hosted at Kimmel Education and Research Center on December 19 beginning at 9 a.m.

Unable to make it to Kimmel ? You can zoom in using the following link:


We will begin the day with tips to improve your writing, then spend the majority of the day giving and receiving feedback. Come with questions, writing pieces, or suggestions for colleagues! This opportunity is not limited to Southeast or Metro 4-H districts. Feel free to share this professional development opportunity. You are asked to provide your own lunch for this event.

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Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Social Media Training Site

So sometimes things come from different angles….and that is awesome!  It helps us to triangulate the best path for us as individuals.

This resource came from Terri JamesExtension Master Gardener (EMG) Social Media Training Site If you have questions, please email Terri James…on the meantime, read and enjoy!

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Social Media for Beginners Webinar

Recording link http://unoconnect.adobeconnect.com/p2y1aij71lg/

Join us on December 13th at 10:00 CT online at http://unoconnect.adobeconnect.com/unlunosocialmedia/ for this informative webinar hosted by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, Isaacson Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha and Marc A. Smith from Connected Action Consulting Group.  Here’s the agenda for the webinar:

  • Why use and measure social media
    • Developing a social media audit and plan
  • Twitter Analytics
  • Facebook Insights
  • Paid, sponsored and promoted posts
  • Tools for Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest and other social sites
  • Dashboards, budgets and ROI
  • NodeXL and social network analysis (SNA)
  • The future of social measurement and management
    • — Facebook Live, augmented reality and mobile data
  • Q & A

More information about our speakers.


Jeremy Harris Lipschultz is a professor in the UNO Social Media Lab, School of Communication, University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is author of Social Media Communication: Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Ethics (2015). https://www.amazon.com/Social-Media-Communication-Concepts-Practices/dp/1138776459 Dr. Lipschultz has published books and scholarly articles on media, law, new communication technologies, social media and education. He has been a frequent media source for outlets, such as WGN, NPR, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Omaha World-Herald, KFAB, and others. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyharrislipschultz


Marc A. Smith is a sociologist specializing in the social organization of online communities and computer-mediated interaction. Smith leads the Connected Action consulting group and lives and works in Silicon Valley, California. Connected Action (www.connectedaction.net) applies social science methods in general and social network analysis techniques in particular to enterprise and Internet social media usage. He is the co-editor, with Peter Kollock, of Communities in Cyberspace (Routledge), a collection of essays exploring the ways identity, interaction, and social order develop in online groups. Smith received a B.S. in International Area Studies from Drexel University in Philadelphia in 1988, an M. Phil. in social theory from Cambridge University in 1990, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA in 2001. He is an affiliate faculty at the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington and the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Smith is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Media-X program.

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Uberizing Extension?

This morning in the Chronicle of Higher Education, an article titled “When ‘Uberization’ Comes to Education” has me ubernervous/uberexcited!.

If you weren’t aware of a new app called Uberstand, it’s okay, because I had never heard of it either.  According to the article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Uberstand is kind of like Uber for hitchhiking lecturers.  Yep….if you have academic credentials in a specific content area you can put them up for hire on Uberstand. Employers who need someone to present a face-to-face lecture/present a workshop/ or answer a question from students in a classroom on a specific topic can go shopping through the app and find lecturers, their academic qualifications, and the ratings of prior guest lectures through the app.  Potential employers can look up guest lecturers in their area (guest lecturers are geotagged through the app….so if traveling in the area and you have your smart phone, you would show up when the employer goes shopping for academics). Of course all transactions are electronic, and Uberstand gets a percentage….but what a different educational world this is!  Conceptually it’s not that different than having a conference call and discussing who to get for guest lecturers at conferences…..it’s just that the rating may or may not be from people we know.

Here’s why I’m ubernervous…..is this kind of skipping right over Extension in terms of getting someone to answer random questions?

Here’s why I’m uberexcited…..could Extension do the same thing?  Could we offer UberExtension?  I believe we could and it would be great!!!!  We also are somewhat geotagged by accountability regions..with some of our areas of Extension being more geodependent than other topics…but regardless what if our clientele could look up and contact anyone in their area/anyone within a specific discipline within Extension?  …What an interesting concept!!!

I think instead of an uber mustache, we should have a red Herbie cowboy hat with the N on it as a logo!

Jeff A. ….I think I want to build another app!!!!  🙂


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Tableau Public Recording

Here is a link to the Tableau Public webinar held earlier today.  https://youtu.be/Yg2uqlr1F0Y

If you have questions feel free to email Stephen Judd.  Contact information is at the end of the webinar.

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Save the Date! Data Visualization with Tableau Public Webinar

Tableau Public is a free tool that enables you to visualize and share your data. In this webinar, we’ll look at some example visualizations, demonstrate how to create them, and discuss how they can be used to tell your Extension story.

Stephen Judd
Manager, IT and Distance Ed.
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
Network Literacy Community of Practice

Connection Details:

Time: Sep 13, 2016 10:00 AM Central Time
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/j/769726102
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,769726102# or +16465588656,769726102#
Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 769 726 102

Here’s a sample viz that we made using Tableau Public….click and explore!


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Are MOOC’s Forever?

Intriguing article yesterday in the Chronicle of Higher Education. In a nutshell…..Daphne Koller (co-founder of Coursera) in an interview told that Coursera had pulled down some of it’s initial courses, because they had found out that the new learner didn’t want to participate in a course that started on a specific date and ended on a specific date, but rather wanted to find courses that they could start when they wanted to and complete as quickly as they wanted to complete.  Motivated learners now want to binge learn!

As a self-proclaimed binge t.v. show watcher (because let’s face it, your favorite show is never broadcast live when you have the time to actually watch it) and as an avid lifelong learner, I love the concept of binge learning!!! Maybe my next vacation will actually be a staycation packed with binge learning opportunities? 

I think that the concept of providing opportunities for binge learning is a great opportunity for Nebraska Extension.


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