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Eli Sagor, University of Minnesota Extension
This page has content and links presented at in my recent talks about digital communication for natural resource and conservation professionals including my presentation at the October 2012
Montana State University Extension Fall Conference
(PDF), and the
2012 and 2013 PILD conferences
Rethinking Extension: Innovation and a return to our core values
and MyMinnesotaWoods on
Monthly email update:
Oak wilt widget:
Visible on the
widget request form
(free Google calendar): Includes
events posted by Extension and partners
eXtension Internet Literacy Community of Practice:
Working Differently in Extension: Podcast by Bob Bertsch, NDSU Extension:
Diem et al. 2011: Is Extension Ready to Adopt Technology for Delivering Programs and Reaching New Audiences?
Seger 2011: The New Digital [St]age: Barriers to the Adoption and Adaptation of New Technologies to Deliver Extension Programming and How to Address Them.
Making Extension Content More Discoverable
(Fall 2010: To download, follow the link,
then look for the Download button
Emerging communication opportunities for natural resources professionals
Watch the complete recording here
from a January 2012
webinar or click through the slides without the narration, below:
University of Minnesota Extension home
The New Digital [St]age: Barriers to the Adoption and Adaptation of New Technologies to Deliver Extension Programming and How to Address Them
(Journal of Extension)
General info on social media tools
Common Craft's Plain English series is outstanding. You may be interested in their 2-minute videos
Twitter in Plain English
Social Media in the Workplace
, and others (just click "Browse videos")
Planning a new website development project:
Don't Make Me Think
by Steve Krug is excellent. While I haven't read his
other book on usability testing
, I would guess it's good too.
Web redesign process flowchart
developed by our communications team
website redesign tools
from our communications team. Some are specific to our system, but I think some will be useful.
Developing an editorial calendar:
Running your communication program like a well-oiled machine
Finding others in Extension using social media and digital communication tools:
Twitter forestry list
. (Perhaps not that useful for many at this session.)
eXtension technology community
is a great way to connect with other Extension folks using digital communication in their work. (You may need to create an eXtension account, and should be prompted to do that.) Look for the "Find colleagues," then "By social network", or
try this direct link
once you're logged in.
eXtension Learn series
offers excellent 30-minute (and some longer) online instruction on a variety of digital communication topics.
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"