Educational Interests of Extension Agents: Implications for the Delivery of Educational Programming at a Distance
How interested are Extension agents in receiving education at a distance? Are agents focused on earning a graduate degree via distance, or are they inclined to pursue a certification, or even enroll for a single course? Do agents perceive they possess sufficient competence to learn effectively on-line? What do agents believe are significant barriers preventing them from furthering their education via distance? If sufficient interest exists, what steps should colleges of agriculture take to meet the needs of this audience? This article reports responses from 238 Extension agents in Georgia to questions about their interest in learning at a distance.
Edwards, M., McLucas, B., Briers, G. E., & Rohs, F. R. (2004). Educational Interests of Extension Agents: Implications for the Delivery of Educational Programming at a Distance. The Journal of Extension, 42(1), Article 8. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss1/8