Marketing Extension Webinar

If you missed our webinar this month on Marketing Extension…here’s the link.

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Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

I can not recommend this symposium enough for professional development within Extension.  If you are interested at all in using technology to reach new audiences or to learn about new technologies that other instructors have used…then this opportunity is for you. Hope to see you there!

May 7, 2019 | Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

Technology has forever changed the landscape of higher education and continues to do so. At the University of Nebraska, we strive to embrace that change to enhance both teaching and learning, provide key support systems and meet institutional goals.

Each year, the University of Nebraska Information Technology Services and University of Nebraska Online present an education and technology symposium. With the symposium, we strive to offer University of Nebraska faculty and staff the opportunity to hear from nationally recognized experts, share their experiences and learn from the initiatives of colleagues from across the system.

Reserve your spot. Register today for the 2019 Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium.

Attendees will gain:

  • Insight from nationally recognized influencers in distance education.
  • Pragmatic wisdom from colleagues and details about initiatives that have been brought to life at the University of Nebraska.
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities with others involved in online and distance education.

Additional Information:

The Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium takes place Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is offered at no-cost to University of Nebraska administrators, faculty and staff.

Follow  #NUSymp19 on Twitter for more information about the event.


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Mixing Up Your Marketing Efforts: It’s Easy as PIE

Please join Next Generation Extension on April 9th at 10:00 AM CT at  for this awesome webinar!

Mixing Up Your Marketing Efforts: It’s Easy as PIE

When Extension professionals are busy completing many different roles and working in an assortment of settings, how can they feasibly add marketing to their diverse list of duties? It’s as easy as PIE! In this session, participants will learn to “Plan” a relevant communications strategy that will attract and retain program participants, how to best “Implement” this plan through strategic marketing tactics, and how to “Evaluate” the effectiveness of their efforts. Activities will assist participants with shaping a basic strategic content marketing plan for the Extension program of their choice.

Our clinician will be Tracy Pracheil!

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Advanced Zoom Training

Join us on May 14th at 10:00 AM CT at for Advanced Zoom Training!

This Next Generation Extension webinar will look beyond the basics of Zoom meetings and Webinars. We’ll explore some of the more advanced features available in Zoom such as: Break Out Rooms, Whiteboard, Q&A, Polling and specific Webinar features.  Our clinician will be Donald Robertson, Collaboration Technology Associate with the University of Nebraska Information Technology Services.

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Innovation in Technology & Pedagogy Symposium

If you haven’t participated in this University of Nebraska professional development opportunity…I’m blogging about it as it’s a total win!  All UN campuses are represented at the Innovation in Technology & Pedagogy Symposium and it provides you, the educator, a great opportunity to learn about what our colleagues are doing across the state.  And, the date is set, join me at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln on May 7th!  Registration will be opening soon…and I’ll try to share it on the blog too!

Each year, the best educators from our state and beyond share what they are doing to utilize technology to engage their students better…or how they are changing their pedagogy (method of teaching) to improve the impact they have on their students.  There also is a track on technology administration (not sure how many of you would be interested in that…although I have attended some of those sessions as well).  Several years ago….they even had a representative from Creative Commons talking about how to seek out, utilize, and cite creative commons media (video, pictures, documents). …It was amazing!

Mark it on your calendar….May 7th at the Cornhusker!

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Plickers for Success

If you couldn’t join us earlier this week for this great webinar, here is a link to the recording.  Chasity also shared her PowerPoint and Excel file with formulas for cleaning up the data.

If you have questions about using Plickers, you can contact Chasity Tompkins, our clinician, at

Thank you again Chasity….we greatly appreciate you joining us from Georgia!


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Plickers for Success: A Technological Tool for Advancement in Data Collection

A few weeks ago I read this article in the Journal of Extension…and was blown away at the thought that this might just be the perfect tool to make collecting evaluations on our issue teams easier!  So join me on March 12th at 10:00 AM CT at  So I emailed Casey in Georgia and discovered Chasity Tompkins…the graduate assistant who was the lead on this article.  Chasity will be serving as our clinician for the Plickers for Success webinar on NGE.

Youth and adults face data assessment burnout when administering the same paper-based survey multiple times. One tool Extension educators can use to increase learners’ active engagement with program content and gather formative assessment data in real time is Plickers, a free online audience response system used for collecting data from groups. In this webinar, participants will learn how to set up classes, add participants, build and implement surveys, and export data through the use of a smart device.

Chasity Tompkins

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