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ABOUT MHU

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Awards & Recognition

Awards

Equestrian Social Media Award Finalist: Best YouTube Channel

(Finalist) My Horse University Team. My Horse University was named a finalist in the Best YouTube Channel category of the Equestrian Social Media Awards hosted by Abbeyview Equine. 2011.

Michigan State University Award in Instructional Technology: AT & T Award

(Nomination) Heleski, C., Skelly, C., Heyboer, G., McLean, A. and Wickins, C. Horse Behavior and Welfare. 2010.

Shirley Davis Award for Excellence in Synchronous Distance Learning

My Horse University won the Shirley Davis Award for Excellence in Synchronous Distance Learning at the University of Telecommunications Network conference. The conference was held in Saratoga Springs, NY. This video was created for the award ceremony. 2009.

eXtension Partnership Award

My Horse University Team. My Horse University was presented the 2009 eXtension Partnership Award at the first national conference hosted by eXtension. This award recognizes effective partnerships that result in mutually beneficial rewards which magnify and exceed the individual contributions. 2009.

Funded Projects

An Online Course for Michigan Riding Instructor Professional Development

Waite, K. (Co-Principal), Skelly, C. (Co-Principal), Heyboer, G. (Supporting), Massman, L. (Supporting), Type: Grant; Focus: Service-Broader Community - MSU Extension; Submitted: July 1, 2010; Amount requested: $20,000; Status: Funded; Awarded: October 1, 2010; Amount awarded: $18,000. (Start: October 1, 2010; End: September 30, 2011).
 

The Development, Evaluation and Implementation of an Online Safety Course for Youth Working with Equine

Waite, K. (Co-Principal), Greene, B. (Co-Principal), Heyboer, G. (Supporting), Skelly, C. D. (Supporting), Vignare, K. (Supporting), USDA CSREES Cooperative Extension Service grant. Type: Grant; Focus: National online equine safety program in Partnership with My Horse University and eXtension; Submitted: June 2009; Amount requested: $267,126; Status: Funded; Awarded: September 2009; Amount awarded: $267,126. (Start: September 2009; End: September 2012).

Development of Multi-Media Curriculum on Equine Facility Design and Management

Skelly, C. D. (Principal), Waite, K. (Supporting), Shane, M. (Supporting), Marteniuk, J. (Supporting), Stroud, D. (Supporting), Gould, C. (Supporting), Linderman, K. (Supporting), MSUE. Type: Grant; Focus: Service-Broader Community - MSU Extension; Submitted: July 1, 2009; Amount requested: $20,000; Status: Funded; Awarded: October 1, 2009; Amount awarded: $18,000. (Start: October 1, 2009; End: September 30, 2010).

Integrated Research and Extension Program for Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Shivers

Skelly, C. D. (Supporting), Martinson, K. (Co-Principal), USDA NIR. Type: Grant; Focus: Research/Creative Activity; Submitted: 2008; Amount requested: $55,240; Status: Funded; Awarded: 2008; Amount awarded: $55,240 ($5,250.00 for MHU) (Start: 2009).

Presentations & Posters

Development of an Online Curriculum for Youth Safety in Equine Facilities

Betsy Greene, Jennifer Whittle, Karen Waite, Gwyn Heyboer, and Chris Skelly. International Society for Equitation Science, Sweden. July/August 2010.

My Horse University: Partnering with eXtension to Enhance Scholarship and National Visibility

Christine Skelly, Karen Waite, Gwyn Heyboer, and Karen Vignare. ANR Week Luncheon Reception, East Lansing. March 2010.

Maximizing Reach via the Internet While Providing Tools for Information Dissemination in Traditional Extension Environments

Betsy Greene, Ashley Griffin, Kathy Anderson, and Chris Skelly. American Society of Animal Science Meetings, Colorado. July 2009.

My Horse University: Online Educational Experiences for Higher Education, Adult Learners and Youth

Gwyn Heyboer, Camie Heleski, and Chris Skelly. National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics, Colorado. July 2009.

Partnering with Established Extension Programs and Industry Collaboration

Karen Waite and Betsy Greene. eXtension Community of Practice Showcase, Kentucky. June 2009.

Good, Better, Best: Engaging Your CoP Audience Through Directed, But Interactive Webcasts

Chris Skelly, Betsy Greene, and Gwyn Heyboer. National eXtension Conference. October 2009.

Good, Better, Best: Engaging Your CoP Audience through directed, but interactive webcasts

Chris Skelly, Greene, E and Gwyn Heyboer. National eXtension Meeting in St. Louis, MO. 2009.

Creating the RIGHT Learning Experience: Instruction Design for Non-Credit Learners

Karen Vignare and Gwyn Heyboer. Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning. Orlando, FL. 2008.