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How can online tools be used in youth development programming? How can hands-on experiential learning be done online? Our Center is developing online learning spaces and tools for youth and adults that contribute to and draw from the latest research.

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    Webinar Evaluation Rubric for Extension Teaching
    (University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development, 2017) Matthes, K.; Robideau, K.
    This is an evaluation tool that will assess the effectiveness and quality of extension staff teaching. This evaluation tool will be used by practicing webinar facilitators who want a way to evaluate their work and demonstrate teaching excellence. This rubric may be used as a reflective practice tool for the teacher, and/or as a peer review by a colleague.
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    Online Learning Preferences: 4‐H Volunteer Survey & Focus Group Findings
    (University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development, 2019-04) Robideau, Kari
    An online survey was distributed by email to a sample of Minnesota 4-H adult volunteers who attended one or more trainings, online and/or in-person, within 18 months. Following the survey, two focus groups were conducted through a web-based seminar to provide further insight into the survey findings. This report outlines the findings from the survey and the focus group, followed by implications for training 4-H volunteers in online settings.
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    Strategies for the Adult Learner in Non-Credit Classes: Building Engagement into Online Classes
    (University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development, 2011) Robideau, Kari; Vogel, Eric
    This white paper contains strategies learned by the authors, academically and through experience, about what it takes to intentionally create an engaging online experience with adults in non-credit settings.
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    Tips for Online Learning: Using Discussion Boards to Enhance Your Online Learning
    (University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development, 2015) Robideau, Kari; Frendo, Molly
    Cohort-based online courses often include a discussion board. Participants can interact in a discussion board by sharing what they have learned, expressing how they will apply the information, reacting to other participants’ posts, and asking questions. This white paper offers tips for using discussion boards to enhance online learning.