A set of online nematology modules was administered to county Extension employees for the purpose of assessing its efficacy as a training tool on the basis of participants' changes in knowledge and evaluative feedback. Mean pretest and posttest scores indicated increases in participants' levels of nematology knowledge and comfort with nematology topics. Participants found using the modules to be an effective method of learning. We recommend that other online training modules be developed and that future research involve testing the materials in a controlled setting so that a determination can be made as to whether the knowledge change was due to the treatments or external factors.
Gentry, M., Edgar, L. D., Graham, D. L., & Kirkpatrick, T. (2017). Assessment of an Online Nematology Training for County Extension Agents. Journal of Extension, 55(1), Article 13. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss1/13