African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

The study of implementation and evaluation of an alternative agricultural extension presentation system

Yuh-Tyng Chen1* and Lin-Fan Chen2
1Department of Information Management, Tainan University of Technology, Yung-Kang District, Tainan 710, Taiwan. 2Department of Applied English, Tainan University of Technology, Yung-Kang District, Tainan 710, Taiwan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 May 2012
  •  Published: 03 December 2013

Abstract

In Taiwan, to deal with the global competitive pressure, agricultural extension improvement will play an important role. The agricultural extension workers not only need to have professional agricultural knowledge but also have good presentation skills for extension activities, especially for training courses. However, a good presentation for extension activities depended on a well-designed material. This study intends to construct an alternative presentation tool – an interactive agricultural extension presentation tool. It further analyzes effects of training design on agriculture extension workers’ cognitive attitude of learning interactive agricultural extension presentation system. In doing this, the participants of agricultural extension workers training camp were surveyed. Results of this study reveal that training course with interactive agricultural extension presentation system do have effects on agricultural extension worker’s perception of effectiveness. The interactive agricultural extension presentation system could successfully attract their interests and engagement, best fit their needs and preferences, and help to understand the contents thereby they felt confident and satisfactory with this training activity.

 

Key words: Agricultural extension, interactive agricultural extension presentation system, cognitive attitude.