First half of program: Accessibility of Digital Content
As public institutions, we have a responsibility to create and disseminate content that is accessible to all audiences. Creating accessible content means reducing barriers to content consumption and comprehension. Examples include ensuring that screen readers can easily read written text aloud, assigning alternate text to graphics so they may be appropriately described, and including captions with video content. This portion of the webinar covers the basics of creating accessible digital content and covers our legal and ethical obligations in offering content that is accessible to all audiences.
Second half of program: Accessibility of Physical Spaces
When planning Extension events, it is important to consider how to make your event accessible to people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that requires businesses and events to be accessible to everyone, of all abilities. Having accessible entrances, facilities and programs not only benefits the those who have a disability, it also makes businesses and events welcoming to everyone. Providing access is more than getting people through the gate, it also includes advertising, parking, programming, restrooms and more.
Is your digital content accessible? What are OSU Extension’s legal and ethical obligations in producing accessible content? Accessibility is an ever-increasing topic of importance. This session provides participants with an introduction to The Ohio State University’s non-discrimination policy and share best practices and guidelines for producing accessible digital content. We explore the digital gender divide as well as how to ensure all audiences feel safe and welcomed in our face-to-face and online learning opportunities.
It is easy to think about a “course” only in terms of a semester long learning event we all remember from our own student days. With educational technologies we can now repurpose learning content to meet a wider variety of educational needs that our students and clientele have. During this webinar, we explored examples from The Ohio State University where a face-to-face Extension workshop was converted to an online academic credit course, as well as the opposite where a credit course was converted to online non-credit modules for workforce development.
There are many reasons to use audience engagement tools in Extension and academic programming. Whether you want to gather instant feedback during a presentation or check participants’ knowledge before and after the event, there are several tools you can use to simplify the process and make the learning event more meaningful. This presentation takes you beyond simple polling and discusses how an audience engagement tool can be used to teach and develop relationships with participants before, during, and after an event.
As a public institution, The Ohio State University and OSU Extension have a responsibility to create and disseminate content that is accessible to all audiences. Creating accessible contents means reducing barriers to content consumption and comprehension. Examples include ensuring that screen readers can easily read written text aloud, assigning alternate text to graphics so they may be appropriately described, and including captions with video content. This webinar covers the basics of creating accessible digital content and cover OSU’s legal obligations in offering content that is accessible to all audiences.
Do you know when to coach versus mentor? Have your coaching or mentoring skills gotten rusty? Would you like to gain some new skills (or tools) that you could implement immediately?
After watching this two-part session, viewers will:
-Understand the fundamental difference between coaching and mentoring
-Identify practical aspects of engaging in a coaching or mentoring process
-Explore approaches to employee motivation (through coaching/mentoring)
-Learn the G.R.O.W. model of coaching and other mentoring tips
How we communicate with each other, whether it is a co-worker or spouse, can make or break a relationship. In this workshop we will explore how people communicate differently and how you can use your strengths to build relationships with your team and increase people’s feeling of being heard.
Through the workshop, participants will learn their communication style and how it interacts with other styles. We will also be walking through some communication and group theory that will allow participants to identify stages of the communication process and where struggles may be happening. The goal is for participants to walk out with a strong idea of how to make communication work for them rather than against them.
-Identify communication styles
-Explore how styles interact in the communication process
-Understand the communication process in groups and where breakdowns occur
-Create strategies for better communication in your life
Evaluating impact is a priority of Extension programs. Assessing the impact of digital content and online learning opportunities is no less important than assessing the impact of traditional face-to-face programs, but it does require a bit more planning and preparation. Evaluation should be fully integrated into the development and design of online learning opportunities. This webinar offers participants helpful information on incorporating evaluation into formal online learning through online courses and webinars and informal online learning through social media, videos, and e-newsletters.
Hey everyone! Check out our recent webinar on creating fillable PDF forms!
From fair entry forms to program registrations, we work with PDF documents all the time. Gone are the days of printing and manually writing data into forms. You can use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to create and customize fillable PDF forms complete with “submit form by email” buttons and so much more!
The most effective videos used in extension and teaching are ones where the creators have identified the goals of the video ahead of time and also laid out different “scenes”. This upfront work makes the editing process later much easier and time efficient. In this session you will learn skills in storyboarding, scripting and branding for both in-the-field and studio recordings.
Session 2: CFAES Video Studio Orientation
In this session we orient you to the equipment and software tools available in both the Wooster and Columbus Studio spaces. This includes equipment you can use for recording videos in the studio or checking out to take to the field, as well as PC and Apple tools you can use in the studio for editing your files. We will briefly demonstrate how to use each. Topics of discussion will include camera setup, on screen participant wardrobe considerations, lighting considerations, audio considerations in the studio and in the field, and how to handle mistakes and retakes.
Session 3: After the Shoot – How to Edit and Brand Videos
In this session we focus on editing video/audio to produce a final product, exporting files, closed captioning, and video hosting/storage options. A brief demo of Clips, iMovie and Adobe Rush will be provided to give you a glimpse of editing software platforms. Clips and iMovie are Apple device only software. Adobe Rush can be used on Apple devices and PCs with Windows.