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Establish Online Presence in Your Virtual Network

There are countless ways Extension Educators can use online tools for informatic consumption, creation, collaboration, program delivery, and assessment.  

The question is:  How do you establish an online presence using various virtual network and learning environments to effectively engage diverse team members, learners, and public audiences?  

Online presence refers to how you present and portray yourself and establish connections with others in a technology mediated environment.

Jamie Loizzo will describe facilitation and instructional tips and tools for establishing online presence, as well as using mobile devices to create multimedia engagement via video and podcasts.

Jamie Loizzo is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Loizzo has professional experience in broadcasting and graduate degrees in Learning Design and Technology.

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