Just-in-Time Learning

Just-in-Time Learning logoOverview

Just-in-Time Learning modules provide multimedia resources for independent study and team collaboration for univeristy professionals contributing to Extension impacts in urban communities. To be relevant locally, responsive statewide, recognized nationally, and connected globally, engage in learning through "bite-sized" introductory resources or more in-depth Just-in-Time learning experiences. These resources can be accessed as independent modules or used to support participants of the comprehensive Leadership in the City course.

Learning Options

For each professional development topic, access introductory resources to improve awareness or register for an interactive online module that leads to a digital badge as recognition of knowledge gained and applied. Extension in the City digital badges recognize essential competencies for University Extension professionals working in urban communities. Each digital badge micro-credential focuses on a competency, is backed by research, and requires the submission of evidence. Digital badges illustrate expertise. Once you earn them, you can share badges on your annual performance report, blog, LinkedIn profile, and other social media to illustrate your expertise.Screen Shot of Digital Badge Outline Click this link or the image on the right for a brief overview of the Extension in the City digital badge program. Below, you will find additional information on how to earn a digital badge.

Professional Development Topics

Urban Extension Professional (Orientation)

Urban Extension ProfessionalThis Just-in-Time learning module quickly orients faculty and staff to help you better understand urban Extension's history, contemporary context, and network of resources.
• Introductory resources include access to this content.
• Content for digital badge program coming soon.

Inclusive Engagement in the City

Engagement logoDiversity in our larger cities requires us to continually improve our cultural competency and inclusive engagement. Everyone brings their own experiences and expectations to this important topic. To make the most of this Just-in-Time learning module, engage in self-study and dialogue with other learners. As you evaluate and improve your engagement with communities, consider what you know about the people who live, work, play, learn, and worship in your city.
• Introductory resources include access to this content.
• Content for digital badge program coming soon.

Entrepreneurial Innovation in the City

Innovation logoInnovation in Extension addresses the rapidly changing landscape in urban areas throughout the country. Innovation is essential for cities and for universities. In Extension, innovation is reflected in our programs, projects, products, and services; processes and communications with internal and external audiences; research and digital scholarship; and our rich historical approach of participatory innovation as we engage in co-discovery in our cities.
• Introductory resources include access to this content.
• Content for digital badge program coming soon.

Entrepreneurial Marketing in the City

Marketing logoMarketing is everything from the customer's point of view (Peter Drucker). The Marketing in the City module is built upon the entrepreneurial marketing theory and University Extension practices in urban communities.
• Introductory resources include access to this content.
• Content for digital badge program coming soon.

Entrepreneurial Networks in the City

Networking logoNetworks and partnerships are essential to Extension in communities throughout the country. In larger cities, the netwoks are more vast, with thousands of potential large and small public and private collaborators. Even within one organization, there may be multiple points of contact. In working with diverse collaborators on community prioirites, Extension addresses multiple stakeholder agendas.
• Introductory resources include access to this content.
• Content for digital badge program coming soon.

Entrepreneurial Management in the City

Management logoIn this module you'll learn about management theory and practice from multiple perspectives. Entrepreneurial Management (strategic orientation, resource orientation, management structure, reward philosophy, and entrepreneurial culture). Management Competencies have been identified by Urban Extension Directors around the country. Taking a facilitating approach to the management of tasks, people, and ourselves can influence our results as we plan, organize, implement, and control.
• Introductory resources include access to this content.
• Content for digital badge program coming soon.

 

How to Earn a Digital Badge

To participate in the Extension in the City Just-in-Time interactive learning modules and earn digital badges, registration is required. There is no cost to participate in the digital badge program.

1. Register here to be given access to the Just-in-Time Learning modules. Registration will allow access to the online system which will track your participation and document your accomplishments for badge issuance. You only need to register one time for access to all the Extension in the City Just-in-Time learning modules.

2. In each Just-in-Time learning module the criteria for completion will be outlined. This typically consists of watching an interactive video and performing the activities throughout, completing an interactive learning activity geared toward the topic, and participating/presenting in a Virtual Pop-up Peer Learning session (typically scheduled on the third Friday of each month).

3. After documented completion of each module’s criteria you will be awarded a digital badge micro credential. You can share earned badges on your annual performance report, blog, LinkedIn profile, and other social media to illustrate your expertise.

Register now to earn digital badges for Extension in the City Just-in-Time learning.