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How to set up a Google Analytics dashboard | Christopher S. Penn : Awaken Your Superhero

How to set up a Google Analytics dashboard | Christopher S. Penn : Awaken Your Superhero | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it
Want to save yourself a ton of time each day and get your basic reporting stats in one location? Try setting up a Google Analytics dashboard.
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Sarah Baughman's comment, October 20, 2011 11:53 AM
Anybody know why my comments don't show up with the actual post? Anyway, I added this to the post but it didn't show up -

Good basics on using Goggle Analytics. Most Extension services will give agents/educators access to the analytics for your local/county web pages. That information can be usefull in crafting the content of your pages as well as reporting on your activities. Happy Reporting!
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Kim Sabo Flores on Using Rubrics to Support Positive Youth Development - AEA365

Kim Sabo Flores on Using Rubrics to Support Positive Youth Development - AEA365 | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it
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10-11-11 DuPont and 4-H Announce Youth Development Initiative for Rural Africa

10-11-11 DuPont and 4-H Announce Youth Development Initiative for Rural Africa | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it
DuPont Commits $2 Million to Global 4-H Network to Develop Future Farmers; Addresses Food Challenges for Growing Population
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 11, 2011 – DuPont and National 4-H Council tod...
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Sarah Baughman's comment, October 12, 2011 5:24 PM
Obviously not evaluation related but will be interesting to watch the project unfold. Has great potential.
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Facebook Launches New Metric: "People Talking About"

Facebook Launches New Metric: "People Talking About" | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it
Facebook has introduced a new metric: "People Talking About," in its overhaul of its Pages Insights tool.
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Teaching Tips Week: Nick Fuhrman on Using Graduate Students as Evaluation Consultants - AEA365

Teaching Tips Week: Nick Fuhrman on Using Graduate Students as Evaluation Consultants - AEA365 | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

My pal Nick Fuhrman shares lessons learned using graduate student evaluators. 

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FSG - Knowledge Exchange - Blogs - Strategic Evaluation - Finally! An Approach to Evaluating Complexity

FSG - Knowledge Exchange - Blogs - Strategic Evaluation - Finally! An Approach to Evaluating Complexity | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

Great blog on using developmental evaluation for complex, emergent systems.  This is the approach we're taking for the Network Literacy Community of Practice so it's particularly relevant for eXtension and Cooperative Extension.

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Empowerment Evaluation

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Empowerment evaluation can be a powerful tool in the right context.  For Cooperative Extension folks it can be particularly effective with youth and underserved audiences.

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Evaluation is an Everyday Activity » Blog Archive » Evaluation Capacity Building

Evaluation is an Everyday Activity » Blog Archive » Evaluation Capacity Building | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

More from Molly Engle at Oregon State on evaluation capacity building in Extension.

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Anecdote: Four story-based practices to foster insight

Anecdote: Four story-based practices to foster insight | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

Stories can also be powerful tools for program development and evaluation.  Stories can illustrate what is actually happening in a program rather than what we think is happening.

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Theories of change: an annotated review of documents and views

Theories of change: an annotated review of documents and views | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

Hi Sarah, thought this might fit your topic. - Bob 

Thanks Bob! 

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Evaluation is an Everyday Activity » Intention to change

Evaluation is an Everyday Activity »  Intention to change | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

Great blog post from Oregon State's Molly Engle. Measuring/determing intention to change as a means of examining potential long term behavior change.

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Samantha Grant on Getting Program Staff Invested in Evaluation - AEA365

Samantha Grant on Getting Program Staff Invested in Evaluation - AEA365 | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

Nice tips on helping build evaluation capacity in Cooperative Extension. 

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Program Evaluation Home page

Program Evaluation Home page | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it
Program Evaluation in Cooperative Extension is a program developed to help agents in the collection and analysis of survey data...
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Best Social Media Metrics: Conversation, Amplification, Applause, Economic Value

Best Social Media Metrics: Conversation, Amplification, Applause, Economic Value | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it
4 incredible social media metrics help crystallize effectiveness of your SM efforts: Conversation, Amplification, Applause & Economic Value.
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Sarah Baughman's comment, October 17, 2011 12:30 PM
Great post that also includes a downloadable spreadsheet to calculate these metrics. Good stuff.
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Evaluation is an Everyday Activity » Blog Archive » Stories as evaluation

Evaluation is an Everyday Activity » Blog Archive » Stories as evaluation | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

More from Molly Engle on using stories as part of evaluating extension programs. 

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Sarah Baughman's comment, October 7, 2011 3:02 PM
Good introduction to usinng google analytics in your evaluation work.
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A Tip-a-Day by and for Evaluators - AEA365

A Tip-a-Day by and for Evaluators - AEA365 | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

Tips on evaluating out-of-school time activities that are relevant to 4-H programs.

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Winning Combinations: Putting Data and Design Together | UX Magazine

Winning Combinations: Putting Data and Design Together | UX Magazine | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

A nice intro or reminder about basic stats and charts.

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Hangin’ Loose — For the Sake of Our Survival

Hangin’ Loose — For the Sake of Our Survival | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

Great post from Jim Langcuster on how extension educators can approach the flat knowledge landscape of the 21st century.


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Avinash Kaushik - Google+ - Social Media Analytics: Google Plus Edition Three…

Avinash Kaushik - Google+ - Social Media Analytics: Google Plus Edition Three… | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it
Social Media Analytics: Google Plus Edition Three Important Key Performance Indicators & Competitive Analysis With the release of the G+ API there will…...
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Your Web Metrics: Super Lame or Super Awesome?

Your Web Metrics: Super Lame or Super Awesome? | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it
We have more data than God wants us to have. How does one differentiate super lame metrics from those that are super awesome? Learn how, with five examples.
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"Engagement" Is Not A Metric, It's An Excuse

"Engagement" Is Not A Metric, It's An Excuse | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

Interesting thoughts on "engagement" metrics for social media.  Very applicable to our eXtension CoP efforts.

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Can Stories Be Data?

Can Stories Be Data? | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it
Your numerical data can tell stories, but can stories be data that leads to continuous improvement?   Do numbers only matter?
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Social Media: Ask What’s the Change, Not the Return!

Social Media:  Ask What’s the Change, Not the Return! | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

I've been mulling over the Social Media ROI concept and how it doesn't necessarily work for nonprofits, especially when it applied as a litmus test to see...

 In Extension we've used logoc models as our theories of change.  The challenge now is integrating our social media efforts into those theories.  Beth suggests focusing on change instead of ROI. 

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ndbob's comment, August 25, 2011 9:01 AM
Thanks for sharing this, Sarah. If we need to focus on measuring change, do you think integrating social media into logic models is the answer or should we be considering theories (Most Significant Change, etc.) that might be better at measuring change in an environment (digital communication) that is fluid?
Sarah Baughman's comment, August 25, 2011 4:21 PM
Thanks for the comment Bob - interesting question. I think Extension folks would be most comfortable integrating social media into our current logic models (which are just graphic representations of theories of change) but for programs that are innovative or genuinely fluid other methods might be better suited. I guess that's a big, "it depends" answer!
Kevin Gamble's comment, September 4, 2011 9:31 AM
I'm of a mind that we need to lose the Logic Model for a good deal of the programming we do. It's the old... if everything looks like a nail problem. The Logic Model focuses our work on solvable (engineerable) solutions. Most of the problems we face today are not simple-- they are complex. The Logic Model is the wrong tool.
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Program Development & Evaluation home

Program Development & Evaluation home | Cooperative Extension Evaluation | Scoop.it

University of Wisconsin-Extension  evaluation and program development resources.  Some of the best out there!

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