A recent shift in desires among working professionals from traditional learning environments to distance education has emerged due to reductions in travel and training budgets. To accommodate this, the Natural Areas Training Academy replaced traditionally formatted workshops with a hybrid approach. Surveys of participants before and after this change indicate that a traditional in-person format was preferred in the past, but a hybrid format is preferred now. Respondents indicated the new format is more effective at providing highly desired benefits than the traditional face-to-face approach. These findings have implications for many Extension programs targeting working professionals across large geographic areas.
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Friedl, S. E., Ober, H. K., Stein, T. V., & Andreu, M. G. (2015). Modernizing Training Options for Natural Areas Managers. The Journal of Extension, 53(5), Article 22. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.53.05.22