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These terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but have different meanings, purposes and uses.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-06-01
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
If you have been experiencing low response rates for your surveys, a badly worded questionnaire may be the culprit. Poorly formulated questions on a survey... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-28
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
Having a cover letter for a survey is not so important, right? Afterall, it is not like a CV? Wrong! Just like applying for a... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-27
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
In a continuation of my blog post series on survey design, here are more tips to help you develop surveys. As you know, a well... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-26
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
What is the number one nightmare of anyone involved in designing and administering surveys? Answer: A high number of questionnaires returned with many items uncompleted... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-25
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
Published on: 2020-05-22
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
Published on: 2020-05-07
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
There is no disputing that your effectiveness in any endeavor comes down to your strategies and tools. Evaluations are no different.The right power tool for... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-13
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
What is a Proxy Indicator?Sometimes the phenomenon that is being studied or investigated cannot be directly measured. Or in the case of evaluations, the results... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-07
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
On 1 April 2020, USAID and IDEAL hosted a webinar on ‘Challenges and Strategies for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in the Time of COVID-19’. The... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-02
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
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

“The pandemic has been a challenge I never expected… My emotions are all over the place. I am always on edge... This is the most... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-30
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Cindy Minn
Marten Roorda, who for the past four-and-a-half years has presided as CEO of ACT, the nonprofit best known for its college-admissions test by the same... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-29
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Tony Wan
In the United States, school closures in response to COVID-19 have been swift and sweeping. Since the beginning of March, 96 percent of K-12 schools... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-29
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Brian Grey
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, college faculty may have felt a little lost as to how to transfer their face-to-face classes online. Now,... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-29
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Rebecca Koenig
Roughly one out of every four American workers are now unemployed, after jobless claims rose to more than 40 million this week. Typically, that results... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-29
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Jeffrey R. Young
On an ordinary June morning, kids descend on the campus of Auburn University to try science experiments at the college of education’s annual STEM camp.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-29
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Rebecca Koenig
Remote learning may be new for millions of educators, but as someone who’s worked from home for the past four years, I can confidently say... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-28
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Jaime Donally
I teach at the Urban Assembly School for Math and Science for Young Women, an all-girls school serving grades 6 through 12 in downtown Brooklyn,... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-28
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Nina Granberry
As the current school year comes to a close, looking and functioning nothing like what any of us could have imagined mere months ago, another... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-27
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Emily Tate
Micheal Wesch is a rare professor who is a celebrity on YouTube. He’s made viral education videos that have amassed more than 10 million views.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-27
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Jeffrey R. Young
I’ve long felt that the greatest value of technology in language learning is to facilitate interaction between learners, rather than interaction between learners and software.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-23
Author: philipjkerr
If you cast your eye over the English language teaching landscape, you can’t help noticing a number of prominent features that weren’t there, or at... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-18
Author: philipjkerr
Vocab Victor is a very curious vocab app. It’s not a flashcard system, designed to extend vocabulary breadth. Rather it tests the depth of a... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-03-11
Author: philipjkerr
Online teaching is big business. Very big business. Online language teaching is a significant part of it, expected to be worth over $5 billion by... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-03-04
Author: philipjkerr
Unconditional calls for language teachers to incorporate digital technology into their teaching are common. The reasons that are given are many and typically include the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-28
Author: philipjkerr
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
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

Virtual Reality training is no longer some far-fetched premise from sci-fi films. It’s happening here and now. But what part does it play in your... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-31
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
The biggest challenge related to remote trainings is maintaining learners’ motivation and commitment. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-31
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Marion Garnier
Cloud-based employee database management systems help you stay organized by syncing employee data with all your other business platforms. This post was first published on... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-31
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Tarika Arun
The transition of traditional learning into online learning would have taken years, but due to the lockdown, it happened in weeks. This post was first... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-31
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Ashwani Agarwal
This article is a commonsense guide for employees returning to the post-COVID-19 workplace—from sweats back to suits! This post was first published on eLearning Industry.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-31
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Cindy Pascale
You need an LMS that gives clients autonomy while still allowing your company to retain control. An LMS with multi-tenancy support strikes the balance and... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-31
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
Finding an outsourcing partner is often resource-draining and time-consuming. However, there are stress-free ways to choose an eLearning content provider for change management online training... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-30
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
Global adoption of technology in education is transforming the way we teach and learn. Artificial Intelligence is one of the disruptive techniques to customize the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-30
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Lisa Plitnichenko
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it has spread to more than 200 countries, leaving the economy staring at an uncertain future. COVID-19 has caused a... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-30
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Lyuthar Jacobs
Don’t use images for activating symbols in which we think. Remember, we think first before we can speak. Display a word in the native language... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-30
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Arkady Zilberman, Ph. D
When I’ve completed PowerPoint presentations or e-learning courses, I like to save all of the media assets I used in the presentations and courses and... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-26
I ran across two articles recently that made me wonder about the state of today’s e-learning courses. The first article was on how websites are... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-19
Recently I shared some free animated gif resources: animated icons and backgrounds. If you’re using Rise or Rise.com it’s as simple as inserting an image.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-12
At the Supporting Your Workforce Through Change Online Conference on May 27 & 28, you’ll pick up new strategies for helping your organization navigate change.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-06
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Who doesn’t like free and animated .gifs? They’re great for e-learning courses. Use them to create novel attention-getting images, add some humor, or show instructional... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-05
To shift "live" content to other means of delivery, consider these less-traditional alternatives that can be created and deployed more quickly.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-05
Source Site: eLearning Guild
If virtual classrooms are new for you, here are some principles to consider as you make the shift to virtual training.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-05-04
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Delivering continuous training and knowledge to employees has always been a key challenge for L&D leaders. That challenge has only become bigger now with the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-30
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Online DemoFest: Strategize Your Business Processes with Solutions Created by Your Peers In this first of four showcase events we explore solutions created for the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-29
Source Site: eLearning Guild
You can address performance issues, skill gaps, lifelong, and day-to-day learning for employees and customers with VR and AR during the COVID-19 pandemic.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-29
Source Site: eLearning Guild
SVG is an image format that is becoming more common. The challenge is that it’s not always easy to preview the SVG images you have... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-28
The COVID-19 pandemic put everyone on-camera for videoconferencing and remote collaboration. Use these tips and best practices to become a video star.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-28
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Organizations are looking for ways to pivot L&D activities out of the classroom. Independent eLearning practitioners are looking the same thing.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-27
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Improving communication skills has benefits in almost any job, but they're expensive skills to practice—typically requiring live role play or expensive technology. Is there a... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-23
Source Site: eLearning Guild
According to a study, 65% of our daily conversations are based on storytelling. Research also shows that not only is the brain different under the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-23
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Many of you are currently creating new health and safety training focused on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s not always easy to find the images you need.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-21
Many of you probably do lots of writing using online applications. This is especially true as many of us are spending a lot more time... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-14
Many e-learning developers are usually on a small team. But most I know, are a team of one. This means lots of projects, many hats... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-07
Of course your e-learning software comes with a great assortment of e-learning templates and characters to use in your online training courses. But, really, who... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-03-31
There are so many creative examples in the e-learning community. Many of them you can see in the weekly e-learning challenges. If you don’t have... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-03-17

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