Asynchronous online Extension classes can reach a wide audience, is convenient for the learner, and minimizes ongoing demands on instructor time. However, producing such classes takes significant effort up front. Advance planning and good communication with contributors are essential to success. Considerations include delivery platforms, content development strategies, copyright issues, peer review, user registration, pricing, and marketing. This article shares experiences from developing a comprehensive asynchronous online education program for forest landowners in Washington and suggests strategies for institutions considering the development of similar programs.
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Zobrist, K. W. (2014). Developing a Successful Asynchronous Online Extension Program for Forest Landowners. The Journal of Extension, 52(2), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss2/6