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The title of this blog post speaks to a recurring issue during my Evaluation Capacity Building workshops. As such, I made a cool (at least... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-10-02
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
'We don't think in boxes!'This is how some project staff I have interacted with over the years refer to the logical framework. Some persons (especially... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-09-03
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
They fired Christine."They" being the consultancy firm where she was employed for nearly 15 years. This was in the wake of a recent exposé on... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-08-23
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
Since you are currently reading this blog post, I assume you already know what a Theory of Change (ToC) is. If not, you can read... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-08-16
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
What the heck am I doing here? I kept asking myself why I even agreed to meet Christine under these circumstances. The cafe was dark,... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-08-07
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
Some of my clients are really interested in measuring their impact. RCTs and other quasi-experiments are first on their list of suggested designs. But our repertoire... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-07-29
Source Site: M&E Blog
Author: Benita Williams
This handy poster made by Johanna Boehnert explains 16 terms that often pop up in thining about complex systems. It's a bit like a gateway... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-07-19
Source Site: M&E Blog
Author: Benita Williams
I'm studying again and for that, I'm reading. A lot. I'm reading about systems thinking and factors that support sustained outcomes of development interventions. Often... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-07-17
Source Site: M&E Blog
Author: Benita Williams
In every industry, at any particular moment in time there are buzzwords and trending topics. Back when I entered the field of development there were... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-06-19
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
In this article I will share tips on how to design better Theories of Change (ToC). The ToC is the organisation’s critical assumptions on how... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-05-23
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
In this article I will briefly discuss 3 hidden dangers with designing Theories of Change (TOC). To refresh your memory, a TOC as the name... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-05-02
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
Over the course of the next few weeks I will be showcasing methods that don't fit in the 'traditional evaluation methods box'. These methods may... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-01-21
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
Author’s Note: At the start of each new year I edit and publish this article to serve as a practical guide for having a successful... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-01-14
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
Although we reportedly now live in a post-evidence era, I still choose to cling to the minority view that programmes should be informed by research... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2017-01-27
Source Site: M&E Blog
Author: Benita Williams
Three times in one week I've now found myself explaining the use of evaluation rubrics to potential evaluation users. I usually start with an example... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2016-07-13
Source Site: M&E Blog
Author: Benita Williams
Last year I attended a course on "Using Evidence for Policy and Practice" presented by Philip Davies from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation [3ie].... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2016-02-29
Source Site: M&E Blog
Author: Benita Williams
The SAMEA conference is happening from 12 to 16 October and I'm looking forward to it. Since January, I've had to temporarily downscale my professional involvement in the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2015-10-07
Source Site: M&E Blog
Author: Benita Williams
Published on: 2014-11-20
Source Site: M&E Blog
Author: Benita Williams
The use of technology for data collection has gained a lot of interest from Monitoring and Evaluation professionals over the past decade. Few would argue... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2014-11-18
Source Site: Impact Evaluation
Author: Frank
You know how the forces at work in the universe sometimes conspire and confronts you with a persistent nudge... over an over again? Well this... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2014-10-16
Source Site: M&E Blog
Author: Benita Williams
An old classmate, that took the market research route after completing her Research Psych Master's Degree, asked me for a couple of references to check... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2014-09-12
Source Site: M&E Blog
Author: Benita Williams
Monitoring is the systematic and routine collection of data during project implementation for the purpose of establishing whether an intervention is moving towards the set... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2013-07-02
Source Site: Impact Evaluation
Author: Frank
One of the constant features of M&E work is the representation of data. M&E personnel find themselves in positions where they need to or have... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2013-06-25
Source Site: Impact Evaluation
Author: Frank
Most organizations/ projects are faced with the data quality dilemma. Analysis of project data may leave the relevant personnel with reservations regarding the authenticity of... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2013-06-21
Source Site: Impact Evaluation
Author: Frank
Some of the most confused terminologies within the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation field are the words, “input”, “activities”, “outputs”,” outcomes” and “impact”. Within the R,... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2013-06-10
Source Site: Impact Evaluation
Author: Frank

Thursday morning, like any other at the San Francisco Chronicle, the newspaper’s editors gathered around to discuss the news of the day, what they’ll ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-18
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Tony Wan
When Tammy ThompsonKapp was Principal of Lapham Elementary School in Wisconsin, she and her staff struggled to help students who came to school hungry, ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-18
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Wendy McMahon
CHICAGO — At first glance, it looks like your standard recess: Elementary school students, bundled up in warm jackets, hats and mittens, laugh and play... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-15
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Emily Tate
Students who take online college courses may not realize it, but they are the beneficiaries of a special bill of rights. Its goal? To ensure... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-15
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Rebecca Koenig
For students at Central New Mexico Community College, putting academic transcripts on the blockchain may soon replace creating a traditional resume.The ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-14
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Jeffrey R. Young
I had been teaching conflict resolution to elementary school children in Washington, D.C., for five years when I suddenly realized I was doing it all... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-14
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Linda Ryden
Tech giant Amazon is making an attempt to profit from the growing number of teachers who sell lesson plans and other classroom-related materials to ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-13
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Jeffrey R. Young
Is your school one-to-one or none-at-all? Is digital personalized instruction or CTE in your roadmap? Let us know how ready you think your district is... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-13
Source Site: EdSurge
Ryan Corey remembers when his business plan would get him and his team laughed out of a room with potential investors. Back in 2015, when... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-13
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Wade Tyler Millward
The education technology industry has given birth to its newest unicorn, one that wants to connect employees at Fortune 1000 corporations to ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-13
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Tony Wan
The most widely-used and popular tool for language learners is the bilingual dictionary (Levy & Steel, 2015), and the first of its kind appeared about... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-07
Author: philipjkerr
Over the last week, the Guardian has been running a series of articles on the global corporations that contribute most to climate change and the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-10-11
Author: philipjkerr
I was intrigued to learn earlier this year that Oxford University Press had launched a new online test of English language proficiency, called the Oxford... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-10-07
Author: philipjkerr
There has been wide agreement for a long time that one of the most important ways of building the mental lexicon is by having extended... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-09-23
Author: philipjkerr
Back in the middle of the last century, the first interactive machines for language teaching appeared. Previously, there had been phonograph discs and wire recorders... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-09-20
Author: philipjkerr
Digital flashcard systems like Memrise and Quizlet remain among the most popular language learning apps. Their focus is on the deliberate learning of vocabulary, an... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-08-03
Author: philipjkerr
At a recent ELT conference, a plenary presentation entitled ‘Getting it right with edtech’ (sponsored by a vendor of – increasingly digital – ELT products)... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-07-31
Author: philipjkerr
When the startup, AltSchool, was founded in 2013 by Max Ventilla, the former head of personalization at Google, it quickly drew the attention of venture... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-07-01
Author: philipjkerr
The use of big data and analytics in education continues to grow. A vast apparatus of measurement is being developed to underpin national education systems,... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-03-14
Author: philipjkerr
With the 2019 educational conference show season about to start, here’s a handy guide to gaining a REAL understanding of the words you’re likely to... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-01-18
Author: philipjkerr
Why the CEO of a pioneering firm assembled a brand-new leadership team.   PANEL DISCUSSION | moderated by Victor Rivero Jamie Candee is relentless in... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2018-03-12
Source Site: EdTech Digest
Author: victorrivero
Owl Ventures’ Tory Patterson tells why it’s a good idea. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Tory Patterson is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Owl... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2018-03-09
Source Site: EdTech Digest
Author: victorrivero
You’ll never guess (or will you? Hint: they’re everywhere). GUEST COLUMN | by Rob Lipps A decade ago, students started watching lectures on their smartphones.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2018-03-08
Source Site: EdTech Digest
Author: victorrivero
A different view on making and buying technology for student learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Marc Prensky Do we really need to continue to create,... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2018-03-07
Source Site: EdTech Digest
Author: victorrivero
Why we don’t see the summit from the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Elliott Levine Chromebooks or iPads? Microsoft Office or Gsuite? Laptops or tablets?... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2018-03-05
Source Site: EdTech Digest
Author: victorrivero
Can architecting a strategic infrastructure solve a decades-old education challenge? GUEST COLUMN | by Charles Foley The potential to create a better world through global... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2018-03-01
Source Site: EdTech Digest
Author: victorrivero
A learning environment designer creates transformational experiences. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Bill Latham is CEO and senior program designer at MeTEOR Education, a company... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2018-02-28
Source Site: EdTech Digest
Author: victorrivero
How this edtech strategy can narrow the achievement gap to help you cross the chasm. GUEST COLUMN | by Chris Twyman Education technology companies have... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2018-02-27
Source Site: EdTech Digest
Author: victorrivero
It’s clear that we need some sort of action, but where do we begin? GUEST COLUMN | by Kellie Ady With students accessing the internet... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2018-02-23
Source Site: EdTech Digest
Author: victorrivero
Four key areas to consider when designing and evaluating digital learning games. GUEST COLUMN | by Natalie F. Masters Gamification is trending across the modern educational... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2018-02-22
Source Site: EdTech Digest
Author: victorrivero
This post continues to address the question posed in Part 1: Do digital technologies actually help students learn English? I pose two more statements and... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2017-05-19
Source Site: eModeration Station
Author: Nicky Hockly
If you've had any contact with youngsters over the last few years, you'll have noticed that they seem to spend a significant amount of their... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2017-05-09
Source Site: eModeration Station
Author: Nicky Hockly
Who lurks?  Danger, strangers, criminals, and horrors all lurk (according to one concordance). And, of course, so do people in online groups.  People, that is,... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2016-09-29
Source Site: eModeration Station
Author: Nicky Hockly
Teaching live online classes is becoming an increasingly attractive option for teachers who would like to work for themselves, from home and in their own... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2016-09-13
Source Site: eModeration Station
Author: Nicky Hockly
Gavin Dudeney has created a rather snazzy video version of my last blog post, the 1-minute guide to to Internet copyright, Creative Commons, and ‘fair use’.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2016-06-29
Source Site: eModeration Station
Author: Nicky Hockly
This 1-minute guide (briefly) explores the areas of Internet copyright, Creative Commons, and ‘fair use’ for teachers. It follows on from my previous post –... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2016-04-04
Source Site: eModeration Station
Author: Nicky Hockly
My latest 1-minute guide (in deference to our ever-shortening attention spans) takes a quick look at plagiarism. Not how to do it, but how to... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2016-02-28
Source Site: eModeration Station
Author: Nicky Hockly
After a 9-month break – the gestation period for my latest book (Focus on Learning Technologies, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) – I’m blogging again.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2016-01-06
Source Site: eModeration Station
Author: Nicky Hockly
To celebrate the recent publication of our new book Going Mobile (co-authored with Gavin Dudeney), we’re sharing a number of activities you can try out... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2015-05-25
Source Site: eModeration Station
Author: Nicky Hockly
My co-author Gavin Dudeney and I are delighted to be shortlisted for a 2015 British Council Innovation Award (ELTON), for our latest book Going Mobile.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2015-05-12
Source Site: eModeration Station
Author: Nicky Hockly

On the face of it, the phrase seems self-explanatory: personalised learning is learning specific to the needs of individual learners. My learning isn’t your learning.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-18
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Emma Whiteside
It never bodes well to dive into the unknown without preparation. To define, design and enable learning analytics, it’s essential to have a clear strategy... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-18
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Ayesha Habeeb Omer, Ph.D
AllenComm and clients awarded 6 gold, and 11 silver awards for excellence in education, training, and eLearning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-18
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Allen Communication
Powell’s Books had reached stalemate with their legacy LMS. Find out how they now personalize learning with their open source Totara Learn solution.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-18
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Voice computing technology is constantly improving as developers tackle the problem of teaching computers to converse.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-18
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Those who design mobile learning must understand the typical constraints for consuming content and performing tasks on a smaller screen, including screen size, interruptions, connectivity... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-17
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Patti Shank, PhD
Humans meet many of their social needs at work. Read about how your learning program can be adapted to help meet social as well as... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-17
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Shannon Hart
Social learning turns every employee into an in-house expert and lifelong learner. In this article, I explore 7 ways social learning facilitates knowledge sharing in... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-17
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
Organizations need to embrace modern digital learning techniques and technology if they want their L&D programs to be effective once again. As to how to... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-17
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Debadrita Sengupta
You’re already sold on gamification, and you’re willing to incorporate it into your online training strategy. What must-have LMS features will help you realize your... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-16
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
While there are many training course creation methodologies out there, two of the most widely used are the ADDIE Model and the Agile Framework. Read... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-16
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Andrew Hughes
I wanted to know which trends matter in learning and which don't. This article contains a high-level overview of my findings captured in my learning... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-16
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Kasper Spiro
Augmented reality (AR) is a rapidly emerging technology application in many industries, especially useful for performance support.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-15
Source Site: eLearning Guild
DemoFest has been a feature of DevLearn and other eLearning Guild events for years. It provides a venue for designers and developers to show their... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-14
Source Site: eLearning Guild
When designing training, define what you hope to avoid. With this inverted approach, you’ll end up creating better eLearning.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-13
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Marketing uses two techniques—content marketing and content mapping—that have proven to be very successful. Why shouldn’t they work for learning?... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-12
Source Site: eLearning Guild
VR-based training is no longer a novelty. It is demonstrably effective for learners of all ages and for many types of training.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-11
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Workflow learning is the latest buzzword, but what does it mean?... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-11
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Registration is underway for The Guild’ Learning Solutions and Realities360 conferences. Take advantage of a $250 Super Early registration discount before Nov. 22.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-08
Source Site: eLearning Guild
In this new age of robust learning data, learning professionals have more potential than ever before to quantify their ability to teach new behaviors and... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-07
Source Site: eLearning Guild
I get lots of questions about e-learning templates. Recently, I shared some tips on how to get the most value out of a template, which... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-10-29
Recently, I did a webinar on transforming PowerPoint content into an interactive e-learning course. One of the tips is to save your PowerPoint file as... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-10-08
A couple of weeks ago, David posted a challenge where community members were asked to share their storyboard templates. As you can see, there were... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-10-01
If you find that you’re microphone audio levels are too low, here are some tips that may help. I record a lot of demos and... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-09-24
Here are three time-saving tips to consider before building your e-learning course. Determine the Story Size Many e-learning courses are 4:3 aspect ratio. The other... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-09-10
Technically converting a PowerPoint file to an “e-learning course” is fairly easy. You can import the slides into Storyline or just publish them from inside... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-09-03
E-learning templates are great. They speed up production and deliver a professional and polished look. And there are lots of e-learning templates from which to... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-08-27
There are a lot of free graphics files available online. Many of the free graphics are illustrations that are .EPS or .SVG files. The challenge... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-08-20
Many of you know I’m a big fan of the e-learning challenges posted each week in the community. The intent is to get you to... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-08-13
We all want to give proper credit to our sources when presenting content. Many of us learned to cite our sources when writing reports for... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-08-06

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