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.
Freidig, A. (2019). Asynchronous Volunteer Engagement in Online Continuing Education Using Virtual Communities. The Journal of Extension, 57(3), Article 2. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss3/2