eXtension was publicly launched in 2008 as an online resource; however, adoption rates have been disappointing. The research reported here measured adoption of eXtension, willingness to participate in a Community of Practice, and adoption barriers among Oklahoma Extension employees. The adoption rate was 49%, and 43% of employees were willing to join a CoP. Lack of time and knowledge of eXtension were key barriers to adoption. Recommendations include training employees how to use eXtension and become a member of a CoP. Adopting scholarship guidelines to reward faculty and educators for contributing to eXtension may facilitate adoption of this innovation.
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Kelsey, K. D., Stafne, E. T., & Greer, L. (2011). Land-Grant University Employee Perceptions of eXtension: A Baseline Descriptive Study. The Journal of Extension, 49(6), Article 3. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss6/3