eXtension Offers Information on Oil Spill
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 8:02 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – eXtension, an interactive learning environment made possible by the nationwide Cooperative Extension System including University of Tennessee Extension, has launched a landing page to encapsulate information on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The web page: http://www.extension.org/oil%20spill includes feature articles, Frequently Asked Questions, news stories and the ability to categorize incoming Ask an Expert questions with the “oil spill” tag.
Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant program directors in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have created several issue-focused task forces to address topics like tourism, aquaculture and fisheries, wildlife, food safety, environmental quality, livestock and crops, bioremediation, and family and business financial management. Each task force will identify resources, create content and disseminate educational and recovery information through eXtension.
eXtension provides objective, research-based and credible information to consumers on a variety of topics from the nation’s largest and oldest network of universities. eXtension is unlike any other search engine or information-based website. It’s a space where university content providers can gather and produce new educational and information resources on wide-ranging topics. Because it’s available to students, researchers, clinicians, professors, as well as the general public, at any time from any Internet connection, eXtension helps solve real-life problems in real time.