Reach Versus Impact: Comparing Webinars and Online Short Courses for Educational Outcomes
Our multistate group of state horse specialists produced and evaluated impacts from six webinars and online short courses (webinar plus additional content) addressing current industry issues: pasture-associated laminitis, equine herpesvirus-1, disaster preparedness, sales fraud, rescues/rehoming, and manure management. We identified no differences in perceived knowledge gained from webinars or short courses; however, results suggest that participation in short courses versus live webinars may be more useful for making positive management decisions. Short course participants also reported greater potential for cost savings as a result of completing the education. On the basis of the study, we offer recommendations for developing effective online Extension education programs.
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Anderson, K. P., Pulec, K. E., Skelly, C. D., Wright, A. D., & Greene, E. A. (2020). Reach Versus Impact: Comparing Webinars and Online Short Courses for Educational Outcomes. The Journal of Extension, 58(1), Article 15. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol58/iss1/15