Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2011

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

49

Issue

3

First Page

3RIB4

Research Focus Area(s)

Occupational Safety Engineering, Animal Production Systems Engineering

Abstract

An important component of the safe operation of agricultural equipment is the ability to read and understand universal symbols. The Internet educational module is designed to help participants recognize these symbols. The impact of using it was evaluated using a field trial study. Assessment consisted of pre- and post-tests. Youth who had access to it averaged an improvement 29 points higher on the post-test than that of the control group. Overall, the Internet learning environment increased participants' ability to recognize universal symbols faster and more accurately. The study serves as a model for supplementing Extension programming with Web-based educational material.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Extension 49 (2011): 3RIB4. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Extension Journal, Inc.

Language

en

Date Available

2013-11-15

File Format

application/pdf