In 2006, the Women´s Agricultural Network started offering online classes. This session will take a look at the opportunities in online education as well as some of our experiences in this area. We´ll spend a short amount of time on the technical aspects such as synchronous vs asynchronous applications and the platforms available. We´ll discuss the accommodations that we´ve made in order to make these online classes more "warm and welcoming" to our program participants and we´ll share some of the challenges that we´ve faced along the way. We´ll also discuss our "coaching" program and how that serves to keep program participants connected to local services no matter where they live.
|2008 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference