Collaborative Design in Extension- Using a Modified Game J…

Robert Ricard, PhD

Barbara Chamberlin, PhD

Barbara Chamberlin has been developing educational games, media, and interactive programs with Extension for almost 30 years. She leads instructional design of digital tools in the department, working with the amazing programmers, artists and designers on the team and collaborating with content experts at universities throughout the United States. Her areas of research include user testing, and the processes behind developing educational media. She oversees research and development in the Learning Games Lab, and developed the game models used in design at the Lab.

Robert Ricard is a senior Extension educator at the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut. He is responsible for helping Connecticut cities and towns better manage public trees and forests, focusing mostly on municipal tree wardens and community forestry volunteers. He also helps educators and researchers conduct social science research design and methods. He conducts the Tree Warden School and assists the Tree Wardens Association of Connecticut, Inc., which he formed in 1992. He is co-author, with Glenn Dreyer, of Greening Connecticut Cities and Towns: Managing Public Trees and Community Forests. Robert has a Ph.D. in public policy with other degrees in forest resources. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters.

Barbara Chamberlin, PhD Professor, Extension Specialist Department of Innovative Media, Research and Extension New Mexico State University • @bchamber

Robert Ricard, Ph.D. Senior Extension Educator College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut


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