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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

Congrats, Mr. Principal, on your middle school’s new STEM curriculum. I hear the kids are going to make a robot move to the right, stop,... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-18
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Steven Fink
The pending $2 billion sale of one of the largest learning management systems to a private equity firm has raised questions about what happens to... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-17
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Jeffrey R. Young
If the Ancient Mariner were sailing on the internet’s open seas, he might conclude there’s information everywhere, but nary a drop to drink.That’s how ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Rebecca Koenig
From faculty who deliver classroom lectures to copywriters who create recruitment brochures, colleges employ plenty of professional communicators. ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Rebecca Koenig
As a chemistry teacher at Wilton High School, located in the Gold Coast of Connecticut, Stephen Sobolewski is used to seeing motivated, high-achieving ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Kris Hattori
My Great-Tio Yia’s house is an anchor for my family in Puerto Rico. Perched on a parcel of my Great-Grandfathers once expansive sugar cane farm,... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Katie Boody Adorno
Nina Radcliffe’s teaching practice was changing. The “Getting to Know and Love Your Brain” poster on her wall, which read “breathe deep into your belly... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Kristin Simmers
Scientists are finding better ways to “see” what happens in the brains of lab mice as the animals learn new skills, and the techniques are... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-15
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Jeffrey R. Young
For many, the topic of cyber-crime instantly brings to mind a horde of “Mr. Robot”-like hackers striving for the greater good to take down “The... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-15
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Sam Bocetta
Two trends have helped to define the U.S. economy leading into 2020—equity market milestone after milestone plus a historically low labor pool. In ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-15
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Tony Wan
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
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
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

eLearning offers lots of benefits, and geographical flexibility is a big one. If you’re building it with an LMS, what tools and features are crucial... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-18
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
Online courses often consist primarily of text, limiting access to some student learning styles. Using some innovation, though, may help make online classes more accessible... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-18
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Helen Driver
No doubt video-based learning has been one of the top eLearning trends over the years. Even outside the L&D industry, it has always impacted individuals... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-18
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Naveen Neelakandan
We all know that lifelong learning is not only a buzzword but a necessity of our times. Let us implement some subtle and powerful activities... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-18
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Sławomir Łais
You don’t need to bear the online training burden on your own. Hire an eLearning content provider for your leadership development program to reduce turnaround... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-17
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
The execution of your digital learning strategy will have you experiment in order to find the right tools and approaches so that technology can do... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-17
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: David James
eLearning experts around the globe are busy predicting the industry trends of the coming decade. The overwhelming focus on immersive learning is quite good but... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-17
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Anand Vardhan Tiwary
Culture change and cultural transformation look similar, but aren’t: culture change involves "the way we do things around here" (think process) while cultural transformation means... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-17
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Fran Willis White
Many subject matter experts are unaware of the difference between education and training. It's up to L&D managers to explain that.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-17
Source Site: eLearning Guild
When it comes to sales teams, dollars and cents rule everything. So, as you’re making these fiscal calculations in regard to online training, what mistakes... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
With up to 57 million people in the U.S. performing freelance work, and with increasing rates of highly-specialized professionals joining those ranks, training your independent... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Michael Hansen
eLearning projects are a team effort. Selection and management of subject matter experts (SMEs) are critical to project success. Here are some guidelines.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source Site: eLearning Guild
This webinar showcases one of the best-rated, most popular sessions, speakers, or topics from Learning Solutions 2019 Conference & Expo, now available to all through... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-15
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Jane Bozarth uses empirical research and academic literature to uncover the truth behind perceived generational differences.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-15
Source Site: eLearning Guild
What does academic research say about generational differences? See what research has to say about how perceived generational differences really impact the workplace and how... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-15
Source Site: eLearning Guild
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
When developing eLearning, don't leave out the identity of the learners. Use personas to establish a clear picture of them and the best ways engage... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-14
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Looking for a new idea to engage your employees in onboarding? The Pop-Up Escape Room will get the job done! It's a team game they... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-13
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Spaced learning is a method of delivery that develops long-term memory for information. Use it when the desired outcome is recall of details from memory.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-10
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Build the skills and knowledge to shape your career in the years ahead. These are new ideas that you must master, in addition to eLearning... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-09
Source Site: eLearning Guild
“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
Karl Kapp shares anecdotes and insights about gamification in a video interview with Jane Bozarth.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-01-07
Source Site: eLearning Guild
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
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

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