The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program team used the Google+ Community platform to provide an engaging online discussion forum for asynchronous continuing education experiences. Applications of such a tool for volunteer online education have numerous benefits, including the capacity for asynchronous posting, ease of posting, privacy options, wide availability, and the potential for internal troubleshooting.
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Freidig, A. (2019). Asynchronous Volunteer Engagement in Online Continuing Education Using Virtual Communities. The Journal of Extension, 57(3), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.57.03.02