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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
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
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
Since arriving from Mexico at age 18 in 2002, Abraham Cachu has dabbled in technology, starting with music software. A self-taught programmer, he found …… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-28
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Tony Wan
Students these days are distracted. Devices and social-media notifications constantly beckon, and in this time of COVID-19 and widespread remote …… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-28
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Jeffrey R. Young
The “touch up my appearance” filter on Zoom is set to the highest blur and I enter the meeting room with an easy click. As… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-27
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Christina Berke
Imagine a world in which a teacher begins the school year with a comprehensive personal profile of each student in her class—a report that incorporates… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-27
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Sam Peterson
Course Hero has made its first acquisition since joining the billion-dollar unicorn stable earlier this year.The Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of …… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-27
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Simon Campbell
Technology is enabling learning like never before, with millions of students attending school remotely for some or all of their regular instruction …… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-27
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Emily Tate
The first time my mom interacted with an iPad was this August, when her 5-year-old grandson—my nephew—brought it home from school. Gus is a …… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-26
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Katie Boody Adorno
Over a decade ago, I learned about a pioneering course at Cabrillo College in California. In it, students collected survey data in their neighborhoods …… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-26
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Pamela Burdman
From professors to advisers to career counselors, colleges employ many people responsible for coaching students on how to meet their goals. But …… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-23
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Rebecca Koenig
Ling Lam, an edtech and innovation teacher at a K-8 independent school in northern California sets specific social-emotional goals for every edtech …… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-22
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Rachel Burstein
Since no single definition of critical thinking prevails (Dummett & Hughes, 2019: 2), discussions of the topic invariably begin with attempts to provide a definition…. [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-16
Author: philipjkerr
‘Pre-teaching’ (of vocabulary) is a widely-used piece of language teaching jargon, but it’s a strange expression. The ‘pre’ indicates that it’s something that comes before… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-09
Author: philipjkerr
In the last post, I mentioned a lesson plan from an article by Pegrum, M., Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N. (2018. Digital literacies revisited. The… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-09-23
Author: philipjkerr
In the first post in this 3-part series, I focussed on data collection practices in a number of ELT websites, as a way of introducing… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-09-21
Author: philipjkerr
Take the Cambridge Assessment English website, for example. When you connect to the site, you will see, at the bottom of the screen, a familiar… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-09-17
Author: philipjkerr
A week or so ago, someone in the Macmillan marketing department took it upon themselves to send out this tweet. What grabbed my attention was… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-09-04
Author: philipjkerr
As both a language learner and a teacher, I have a number of questions about the value of watching subtitled videos for language learning. My… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-08-28
Author: philipjkerr
Precarity Barely liveable hourly wages, no job security because there is no permanent contract (so employment may be terminated at short or no notice), no… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-08-23
Author: philipjkerr
I noted in a recent post about current trends in ELT that mindfulness has been getting a fair amount of attention recently. Here are three… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-07-21
Author: philipjkerr
Flipped learning undoubtedly has much potential and now, when F2F teaching is not always possible, the case for exploring what it might offer seems greater… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-07-17
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
Tight budgets shouldn’t stop you from hiring the right eLearning content provider. In this article, I highlight 7 top sales leadership training activities to outsource…. [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-28
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
In this article, we will discuss three types of cloud computing: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. We will also discuss the pricing models of content authoring,… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-28
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Dane Thompson
There are so many reasons why you should be incorporating learning tech into your Learning and Development strategy. Here, we share our top 9. This… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-28
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Neil Glenister
Virtual Instructor-Led Training in a company can seamlessly enhance its Learning and Development, performance, and business impact. Want to know how? This article speaks about… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-28
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Nancy Stokes
My eBook, mLearning: A Must-have Strategy To Train Remote Employees In The New Learning Environment, outlines mLearning strategies and examples you can use to train… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-27
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Asha Pandey
For training to truly be effective, you must plan and implement your strategy in a way that best fits your learners needs and works well… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-27
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Anu Galhotra, CPLP
Boost engagement, productivity, and communication across your organization with training that develops employees’ soft skills. This post was first published on eLearning Industry…. [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-27
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Trina Rimmer
Social learning is one of the greatest keys to unlocking motivation in learners. It encourages them to learn both collaboratively and competitively. This post was… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-27
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Carlyn Shaw
Ardent Learning This post was first published on eLearning Industry…. [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-27
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Caitlin Levesque
ttcInnovations This post was first published on eLearning Industry…. [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-27
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Nicole Whitney
When someone first starts to build an e-learning course, one of the first things I recommend is determining the colors they’ll use. And from there,… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-20
In a recent post we looked at boring course content. I am not convinced that there is any boring content. I do think there are… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-13
One of the top questions about e-learning is how to make boring course content more engaging and interactive. Considering the state of many e-learning courses,… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-10-06
Ok…I’m not sure that’s the right title. I’m working on a presentation that covers instructional design challenges and wanted to share a few points to… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-09-29
A guest post by Elizabeth Pawlicki, Training Program Manager, Articulate. Many e-learning designers are challenged because they don’t often build accessible e-learning courses. So, they’re… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-09-22
One way to speed up production in your e-learning course design is to use themed slides. You can create robust and visually varied templates like… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-09-15
Templates offer a lot of value and power in your e-learning course design. They help keep things consistent, provide a good starting structure, and they… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-09-01
In an ideal world, you create an e-learning course, publish it, and put it online. And everything works perfectly. The reality is that there are… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-08-25
Before we get started: Flash is going away soon. And if you have a lot of older e-learning courses, it’s something that you should be… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-08-18
The other day, I had a service technician from Xfinity come by to troubleshoot an issue with my cable connection. While we were waiting for… [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-08-11
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
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
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