A Webinar is a live presentation conducted over the Internet, allowing attendees to view the presenter's slide presentation or computer screen in real time on their computer desk top while listening to the presenter speak through the telephone or through the computer via use of a headset or computer speakers.
For more information about web conferencing and webinars refer to the June 2010 editionof ExtensionNet.
APEN Webinars have been hosted by APEN member Leanne Isaacson since 2016. They are held on the third Monday of every second month at 2pm AEST/AEDT.
If you would like further details on the webinars, or would like to present or have a suggestion for a suitable topic, please get in contact with Roe at the APEN Secretariat on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the recording from the webinars can be accessed from the list below:
2018 Webinar 4 - To co-innovate or not to co-innovate? That is the question - presenter Dr James Turner - June 18
There has been increasing discussion about co-innovation as an approach to extension and innovation. Co-innovation is a systemic approach to facilitating practice change, and more broadly innovation. This means considering as a whole, the wider system in which a problem is situated. Co-innovation involves multiple participants from on- and off-farm, (e.g. processing companies, regulatory agencies) forming groups to jointly identify key questions associated with important issues, to learn together and co-create knowledge to address the question, and to develop, refine and implement potential solutions. Co-innovation can therefore potentially take more time, require more resourcing, and can involve a lot of negotiation due to engaging with a wider range of participants.
James Turner from AgResearch will share suggestions on the types of problems when alternative approaches to extension and innovation (including co-innovation) may be most appropriate. That is, when is co-innovation the best tool for the job? James will also go into the nuts and bolts of the practice of co-innovation, drawing from five examples of co-innovation from the New Zealand forestry, pastoral and cropping sectors.
2018 Webinar 5 - Don’t be such a bloody expert: engaging field days and participatory field work - presenter Dr Kathy Evans - August 20
Those attending a field day to hear the latest research or new information are often left with the question “How does that information relate to my farm?” The uptake of new information can be hindered when people do not understand what the information means and why it is important to them, they may have problems interpreting the information, and/or they perceive the information to be irrelevant or false.
This presentation will provide tips on engaging your audience at field days by first understanding the context in which people are operating. Participatory approaches to field work will also be discussed as a way of helping people integrate new information with existing knowledge. The same participants may serve as credible communicators of what they have learned.