Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/294024
Title:
Arizona Extension Agents' Use of Communication Technologies
Author:
Hopkins, Sarah
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Arizona Cooperative Extension strives to address community issues and needs through a research based educational process. The specific foci of the Extension agent gradually changed over time. Today's Arizona Extension agents should have good communication skills as they work to identify community resources, form community partnerships, and develop educational materials, among other things. The study sought to describe how Arizona Extension agents utilize nine communication technologies: cell phones, Smartphones, tablet computers, wikis, blogs, podcasts, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Greater than half of the participants utilized each mobile device included in the study (cell phones, Smartphones, and tablet computers). Facebook was a widely used social media tool. The researcher suggests that funding and professional development may play key roles in Arizona Extension agent technology adoption. Communication technology use should be considered within Cooperative Extension work in order to help agents better serve the clientele.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Cooperative Extension; Agricultural Education; Communication Technology
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Foor, Ryan M.; Torres, Robert M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleArizona Extension Agents' Use of Communication Technologiesen_US
dc.creatorHopkins, Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Sarahen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractArizona Cooperative Extension strives to address community issues and needs through a research based educational process. The specific foci of the Extension agent gradually changed over time. Today's Arizona Extension agents should have good communication skills as they work to identify community resources, form community partnerships, and develop educational materials, among other things. The study sought to describe how Arizona Extension agents utilize nine communication technologies: cell phones, Smartphones, tablet computers, wikis, blogs, podcasts, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Greater than half of the participants utilized each mobile device included in the study (cell phones, Smartphones, and tablet computers). Facebook was a widely used social media tool. The researcher suggests that funding and professional development may play key roles in Arizona Extension agent technology adoption. Communication technology use should be considered within Cooperative Extension work in order to help agents better serve the clientele.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectCooperative Extensionen_US
dc.subjectAgricultural Educationen_US
dc.subjectCommunication Technologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFoor, Ryan M.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorTorres, Robert M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFoor, Fyan M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTorres, Robert M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTessman, Darcy L.en_US
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