Asynchronous Continuing Education for Iowa’s Green Industry Professionals VanDerZanden, Ann Marie
dc.contributor.department Horticulture 2018-02-17T18:38:42.000 2020-06-30T04:35:06Z 2020-06-30T04:35:06Z Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013 2013-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>A collaborative two-part project between Iowa State University Horticulture Extension and the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA) resulted in an online, asynchronous training program to prepare green industry professionals for the Iowa Certified Nursery Professional (ICNP) exam, and to provide advanced training through webinars. Since 2008, members have accessed a set of 20 training modules that cover plant identification and content on the written portion of the certification exam. In the 6 years since the modules have been used, the pass rate for the written portion of the exam has increased from 57% (2005–07, 18 participants) to 85% (2008–13, 49 participants). A survey administered to participants between 2008 and 2013 gathered information on participant demographics, interest in learning in an online format, usefulness and applicability of information in preparing for the exam, module usability, and how the modules impacted their learning. Participants felt that the modules were an effective way to deliver content (4.45 out of 5) and reported they were comfortable using a web-based format to learn (4.89 out of 5). Advanced training was delivered to members through three webinar series: five webinars in 2011 and four webinars each in 2012 and 2013. Although attendance to the live webinar sessions was limited, the archived versions have been accessed a number of times.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is an article from <em>HortTechnology </em>23 (2013): 677. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Horticulture
dc.subject.disciplines Landscape Architecture
dc.subject.disciplines Online and Distance Education
dc.subject.keywords landscape industry
dc.subject.keywords nursery industry
dc.subject.keywords online training
dc.subject.keywords webinar
dc.title Asynchronous Continuing Education for Iowa’s Green Industry Professionals
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