During the 2021 American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference, the Teaching Methods Professional Interest Group hosted the workshop “Going beyond Zoom: Tips and tricks for teaching horticulture online.” This workshop provided a forum for the dissemination of tools, materials, and approaches used to facilitate active learning in horticulture courses. Here we summarize the topics presented in the workshop as a resource for current and future horticulture instructors.
Gerardo H. Nunez, Neil O. Anderson, Christopher S. Imler, Laura Irish, Chad T. Miller, and Mariana Neves da Silva
William J. Sciarappa, Vivian Quinn, and Daniel L. Ward
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Mary Welch-Keesey, B. Rosie Lerner, Sharon Katz, Joan Crow, Becky Goetz, and Janie Nordstrom Griffiths
“Plant Propagation” is a CD-based course that covers seed propagation, divisions, layering, cuttings, and grafting. It is multimedia at its best—hundreds of photos, illustrations, and videos show close-up details of each propagation method and create a fresh and enjoyable way to test the viewer's knowledge. Although designed for the amateur gardener, it is detailed enough to be used as a supplemental text in college-level plant propagation courses. Additional features include: 1) an extensive Resources section that lists additional book and internet resources, scientific names of all the plants discussed in the course, and sources for tools; 2) an extensive Glossary, including audio of the correct pronunciation of 50 terms; 3) a Basics section that reviews the different types of plant propagation, plant biology, and horticultural concepts, such as potting media, lighting, and plant growth regulators; and 4) a short discussion of the use of tissue culture for plant propagation. “Plant Propagation” is available for $40 from Purdue Extension's online education store at http://www.ces.purdue.edu/new/. It's also available by calling (888) EXT-INFO or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The product code is CD-HO-3.A free preview of the course is available online at http://www.hort.purdue.edu/plantprop/webversion/Intro.html. If you have questions about the course content, please contact the authors directly: Mary Welch Keesey (email@example.com) or (317) 630-3257 and B. Rosie Lerner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (765) 494-1311.
Gerardo H. Nunez and Mariana Neves da Silva
). For example, about one-third of all undergraduate students were taking online courses before 2020 ( Zimmerman, 2020 ). However, adoption of online education has not been even among disciplines. Online courses and academic programs in horticulture are
Kimberly A. Moore and Brian J. Pearson
administrators reported that online course offerings are critical to a majority (63%) of institutions’ long-term strategies ( Allen et al., 2016 ). In this same survey, 71% of academic leaders felt online education was similar or superior to traditional face
rated (five-point scale) the training’s technical functionality low (1.8), they still rated its educational quality high (4.0). Online Education Boosts University Student Enrollment A 10-year study by Sciarappa et al. (p. 677) compared conventional
Kristin R. Campbell, Sandra B. Wilson, P. Christopher Wilson, and Zhenli He
: Online education in the United States, 2009 Babson Survey Research Group Babson Park, MA Anderson, N.O. Walker, J.D. 2003 Effectiveness of web-based versus live plant identification HortTechnology 13 199 205 Aragon, S.R. 2003 Facilitating learning in
S. Christopher Marble, Amy Fulcher, and Richard Karel
Allen, A.E. Seaman, J. 2011 Going the distance: Online education in the United States. 28 Dec. 2015. < http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/goingthedistance.pdf > Allred, S.B. Smallidge, P.J. 2010 An educational evaluation of web-based forestry