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New evaluation of Linked Learning initiative - EdSource Today

New evaluation of Linked Learning initiative - EdSource Today | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it
Linked learning high school programs hold promise in boosting student engagement and lead to “moderately greater” success in school, according to a new independent evaluation of nine such programs in California.
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Coffee Break - AEA Webinars -- Storytelling for Evaluation of Development Initiatives - John Hecklinger

 

 

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST

 

 

GlobalGiving Foundation, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, has been experimenting with ways to capture short community narratives as a way to diagnose success and failure within GlobalGiving's network of 2,000 partner NGOs in 120 countries.

 

GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project gathered over 40,000 short narratives in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. GlobalGiving is now ready adjust and scale its approach and has been getting feedback on this experiment from leaders in the evaluation field.

 

John Hecklinger, GlobalGiving's Chief Program Officer, will describe the project's logic, talk about success and failure, and share results of a peer review process that examined the methodology's potential as an evaluation method.


Preregister https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/769892009

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Seven evaluation methods to add to the toolbox? « BetterEvaluation

Seven evaluation methods to add to the toolbox? « BetterEvaluation | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it

"BetterEvaluation is an international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing information."

 

"In a recent workshop on ‘Designs for Performance Evaluation’, which Patricia Rogers conducted with program officers from USAID, we looked at seven methods and strategies which might be usefully added to the repertoire for collecting, analyzing or synthesizing data."

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Software to Support Program Evaluation by Laura Quinn of Idealware | Community Techknowledge

Laura S. Quinn reflects on what nonprofit organizations need in the way of software to do outcomes measurement, program evaluation, impact assessment, and research.
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“We do things differently here”: evaluation and assessment in New Zealand schools

“We do things differently here”: evaluation and assessment in New Zealand schools | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it

"New Zealand’s education system is unique in many ways. It has probably gone furthest among OECD countries in allowing schools to run themselves. In turn, it’s not surprising that evaluation and assessment is very much in the hands of schools and their Boards, and the main policy focus has been to build their capacity to do this."

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A Call to Evaluation Bloggers: Building A Better KT System

A Call to Evaluation Bloggers: Building A Better KT System | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it
Are you an evaluator and do you blog? If so, the American Evaluation Association wants to hear from you. This CENSEMaking post features an appeal to those who evaluate, blog and want to share their...
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Hypothes.is: A Peer-Review Layer for the Whole Internet

Hypothes.is: A Peer-Review Layer for the Whole Internet | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it
A team of long-time leaders of the Internet community have come together behind Dan Whaley, one of the forefathers of contemporary search engines, to build a system called Hypothes.is: an "open-source Internet platform to crowdsource peer-review on...
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Sustaining Innovation in Evaluation

Sustaining Innovation in Evaluation | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it

"This week marks the close of our blog series. For the past three months, this stimulating conversation has prompted a considerable amount of new thinking and pushed a number of sensitive buttons. On behalf of the IDEO team, I would like to thank GOOD for hosting this series and all of you who have contributed through blogging and commenting."

 

Aaron Sklar is a humanity-centered designer at IDEO who explores the relationship between people and the world.

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Participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation - Wageningen UR - Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation

The course recognises that "blue print planning" has become unworkable and often counterproductive. Instead, more flexible, adaptive and process orientated approaches are required. M&E needs to be learning focused, and directed towards supporting managers to cope in a complex and rapidly changing world.  

 

Course: Navigating and managing for impact

Dates: March 12-30, 2012  

Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

Fee: € 3500

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Monitoring Malaria Trends with Cell Phones and Site Visits in Ethiopia — MEASURE Evaluation

Monitoring Malaria Trends with Cell Phones and Site Visits in Ethiopia — MEASURE Evaluation | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it
A collaborative project is using cell phones and supervisory visits to help analyze malaria trends in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.
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Monitoring and Evaluation NEWS » A Bibliography on Evaluability Assessment

"This Bibliography was generated in November 2012 by Rick Davies, as part of the process of developing a “Synthesis of literature on evaluability assessments” contracted by the DFID Evaluation Department.  There are currently 104 items in this bibliography, listed by title in alphabetical order. They include books, journal articles, government and non-government agency documents and webpages, produced between 1979 and 2012. Approximately one third were produced by government and non-government agencies involved in international development."

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e-Learning programme in Development Evaluation | MY M&E

"UNICEF, Claremont Graduate University, Rockefeller Foundation and IOCE, in partnership with UN Women and in the framework of EvalPartners, the International Evaluation Partnership Initiative, are pleased to welcome you to this e-Learning programme on Development Evaluation. The objective of the e-Learning programme is to introduce you to important topics in evaluation to help you to improve your work."

 

"The e-Learning programme is free and open to all interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world."

 

Register soon -- the first unit starts on Sept 10,  2012.

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Google Analytics Tutorial: 8 Valuable Tips To Hustle With Data!

Google Analytics Tutorial: 8 Valuable Tips To Hustle With Data! | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it
Eight recommendations for unlocking the full value of Google Analytics, and strategies for doing incredible digital data analysis.
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A Tip-a-Day by and for Evaluators - AEA365

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

"AEA365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and is dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators...Our goal is to feature a post a day from and for evaluators around the globe."

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Pontydysgu – What is Evaluation 2.0?

Pontydysgu – What is Evaluation 2.0? | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it

"Evaluation 2.0 is a set of ideas about evaluation that Pontydysgu are developing. At its simplest, it’s about using social software at all stages of the evaluation process in order to make evaluation more open, more transparent and more accessible to a wider range of stakeholders."

 

Pontydysgu is a Welsh educational research institute.

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The Social Web | Social Marketing & PR 2.0: The Fallacy of Social Media Evaluation

The Social Web | Social Marketing & PR 2.0: The Fallacy of Social Media Evaluation | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it

"There's a lot of talk around social media and return on investmment; how do we measure it, what are the most relevant metrics, what counts as good ROI, and on and on and on..."

 

This is the first part of a three-part series on social media evaluation tools and techniques by Paul Sutton.

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How Might We Celebrate Learning through Evaluation?

How Might We Celebrate Learning through Evaluation? | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it

"Why do we evaluate? Sometimes it's for reflective validation: qualifying the success of a program after it is complete. Other times it's for active learning: seeing what is working well and what could be improved, and using this insight to change things for the better."

 

Guest blogger Sally Madsen is a designer and project leader at IDEO.

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AfrEA - News and Events

AfrEA - News and Events | Evaluation Matters | Scoop.it

The 6th International Conference of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) will take place in Accra, Ghana from January 9-13, 2012.  The theme is "Rights and Responsibility in Development Evaluation."

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