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Published on: 2020-01-14
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
It is the start of the new year. Here are 6 resolutions to enhance your professional life over the next 12 months.1. Be mindful of... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-12-26
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
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
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

More than a third of today’s college students are over age 25, and there are millions of Americans who have earned some college credit but... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-27
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Rebecca Koenig
Working alongside IT administrators in schools around the world, Mosyle has learned a number of best practices over the years. Here, they share some ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-26
Source Site: EdSurge
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em—or at least acquire them. That's apparently the prevailing wisdom of Cornerstone OnDemand, a publicly traded provider ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-25
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Tony Wan
We hardly think twice about spell-check and other auto-correct features in writing software—in fact, their absence would make some feel rather lost and ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-25
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Tony Wan
Roybi, the maker of a pill-shaped robot to teach language and math skills to young children, has acquired additional technology to power its ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-25
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Wade Tyler Millward
Cindy Decker had big plans when she began her job as executive director of an early childhood education program in Tulsa, Okla. She was excited... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-24
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Rachel Burstein
It’s rare enough for any entrepreneur to lead a company to a $275 million sale—in cash. The odds are significantly slimmer when that person is... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-24
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Tony Wan
K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. But not all content is created equal, ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-24
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Robin Porter
It’s 9:30 in the morning when Anton enters my classroom, an hour after the morning bell signals that breakfast is over and the school day... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-24
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Quinlan O'Grady
By one estimate, more than 23,000 students graduated from coding bootcamps in 2019—up nearly 50 percent from the previous year. But how quickly they ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-21
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Amy Ahearn
From time to time, I have mentioned Programmed Learning (or Programmed Instruction) in this blog (here and here, for example). It felt like time to... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-20
Author: philipjkerr
In my last post, I looked at shortcomings in edtech research, mostly from outside the world of ELT. I made a series of recommendations of... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-16
Author: philipjkerr
At the beginning of March, I’ll be going to Cambridge to take part in a Digital Learning Colloquium (for more information about the event, see... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-10
Author: philipjkerr
In my last post , I asked why it is so easy to believe that technology (in particular, technological innovations) will offer solutions to whatever... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-13
Author: philipjkerr
At the start of the last decade, ELT publishers were worried, Macmillan among them. The financial crash of 2008 led to serious difficulties, not least... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-07
Author: philipjkerr
In my last post , I looked at the use of digital dictionaries. This post is a sort of companion piece to that one. I... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-28
Author: philipjkerr
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
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

From off-the-shelf industry-standard skills assessments to custom scenario-based testing, this article will help you understand when to choose which type of assessment for the most... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-26
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Shelly Immel
Your L&D team already is already stretched thin. Or maybe you’re looking for ways to speed up development without cutting corners. There are numerous reasons... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-26
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
The AGES model, which stands for Attention, Generation, Emotion, and Spacing, can help learning stick by utilizing lessons learned from neuroscience. This post was first... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-26
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Kevin Herrholtz, CPLP
Experiential learning can make a huge impact when aptly integrated with your existing customer service training program. Discover all the benefits scenario-based learning entails for... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-26
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Nolan Hout
Are you finding it difficult to attract your target demographic and stand apart from the online competition with your LMS content marketing efforts? In this... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-26
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
Get 3-D models for eLearning that use augmented reality, or build them yourself. It's easier than you may believe.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-26
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Have you ever considered implementing an adaptive approach to learning in your organization? Discover all about the benefits it entails, and give your employees the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-25
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
What does it take to earn the respect of operational leaders for your learning efforts? It's about preparing yourself to address your stakeholders' primary concerns... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-25
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Ajay Pangarkar, CTDP, CPA, CMA
Rapid eLearning is growing in popularity but what are the future drivers for this type of process? We take a look at 5 of the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-25
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Alexander Perko
eLearning has been evolving over time in terms of technology, techniques, and delivery approaches. In this article, I share several strategies that L&D teams can... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-25
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Asha Pandey
Video-based learning is very effective. In this article, we will explain our approach to using the IDEA model for designing and developing video-based learning. This... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-25
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Monica Savage
Most e-learning courses have some sort of stated learning objective. Ideally, the course is designed to meet the objective. From my experience, many of the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-25
Creating software simulations is a common task for eLearning designers. Here is a review of three tools that support this work.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-25
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Here are the three most common reasons eLearning fails, with some tips on what to do instead to create engaging instructional design.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-24
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Learn the three types of VR distribution platforms, discover a few examples of each, and decide which platform is right for your eLearning projects.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-21
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Do you struggle to create sustained behavior change from your learning initiatives? One-and-done approaches typically fail, but one-on-one coaching after an event can really make... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-20
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Workplace training can be dry and boring, leaving participants disengaged. If participants can’t immediately see the connection between their training and their jobs, they won’t... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-20
Source Site: eLearning Guild
It’s easy to aim a video camera and hit record—but not so easy to create instructional video that looks good, is quick and easy to... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-20
Source Site: eLearning Guild
The spacing effect is one of the oldest and best-documented phenomena in the history of learning and memory research. Research has repeatedly shown that using... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-20
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Make yourself better prepared to develop augmented reality for eLearning.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-20
Source Site: eLearning Guild
After designing your solution to resonate with your audience, you then have to choose the right tools for the job to not only craft it... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-19
Source Site: eLearning Guild
E-learning courses generally fall into one of two buckets: tell people something or show them how to do something. One is all about the information... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-18
You just spent months working on an e-learning project. You tested it. Got feedback. Made adjustments. And now you’re ready to launch. But then the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-11
E-learning templates can be a bit challenging. On one hand, they speed up production. And then on the other they may introduce constraints in the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-14
“We have to lock the course. If we don’t, the people will just skip all of the content until they get to the end.” If... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-07
There’s a lot to say about gamified e-learning. I’ve shared some ideas in previous posts with links to some examples, free templates, production ideas, and... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-12-17
I present at a lot of conferences and workshops. I’ve always thought about having captions during the live presentations. They come in handy for the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-12-10
Rise 360 is a great application to create e-learning. It’s form-based so it’s easy to use. Pull all of your instructional content together. Then go... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2019-11-26
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

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