“Currently, we are working on a Knowledge Network to link Land-Grant University researchers and Cooperative Extension educators, their work, and their resources. The network directory will assist USDA, Extension and Land-Grant professionals, educators, and researchers to discover and connect with each other, resources, and programs. It will highlight and link to key Extension system assets (e.g. people, white papers, journal articles, courses, presentations, posters, data, toolkits, and decision making tools).
A goal is a more connected Cooperative Extension workforce that is able to constructively participate in and facilitate in online and offline conversations that lead to personal and professional learning and to better local programming. There is no need for a central unit to host the work of the system but rather a system that enables discovery of Extension work by smartly linking to the work through an easy-to-use mobile interface. Our first pilot will include an e-book interface…” GO TO THIS extension.org article