Department

Agricultural Education and Communication Department

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Science

Date

3-2012

Advisor(s)

Meagan Silcott

Abstract/Summary

The purpose of this project was to create an educational video based upon the methods of irrigation most used in California. It was created for agricultural educators, in hopes high school agricultural teachers would show it in their classes. The goal was for students to be able to see commercial style irrigation methods systems, and to understand the basic concept of operation. The video was intended to be supplemented with additional print information. It was not intended to be the sole source of information, but should instead be used to enhance the learning environment for students. The survey for local high school agriculture teachers asked them to answer the five main questions regarding the video, California Irrigation: 1) Do you currently implement irrigation methods into your teaching curriculum? 2.) Do you feel the video, “California Irrigation,” was educational and easy to understand? 3.) Do you feel your students would benefit from learning more about agriculture irrigation? 4.) Overall, would you use the video as a supplement for teaching more about methods used for irrigating crops? 5.) What changes would you recommend to enhance the video and its overall effectiveness? The results proved the video was effective within the high school agricultural program. The teachers that were asked to respond and evaluate the author’s video replied via e-mail after being sent a link to view the video via YouTube and survey directly to their e-mail. After completing the senior project, gathering the results, and reviewing the findings, the author determined that the video was most successful due to the ease of access to the video online

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