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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
I found this great visual on formative and summative evaluations courtesy of My Environmental Education Resource Assistant (MEERA). You can check out their other resource... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-02-05
Source Site: Ann-Murray Brown
Author: Ann-Murray Brown
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
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

Like millions of teachers around the country, Katie Gardner is still adjusting to an online workflow—and so are the families of her students. Gardner, ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-09
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Stephen Noonoo
School closures have forced millions of teachers, students and parents to prepare for remote instruction, often in a rushed and chaotic state. How ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-09
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Tony Wan
Education isn’t the only industry to see experimentation en masse with distance learning. Chris Hedrick hopes that his Seattle-based startup turns ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-09
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Wade Tyler Millward
When Elizabeth Self starts teaching her 11 a.m. class via Zoom, she has to remember that it isn’t 11 a.m. for all of her students.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-08
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Jeffrey R. Young
About three years ago, Antonette Delgado became a driver in Los Angeles for a new kind of rideshare service. Unlike others, this one, HopSkipDrive, ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-08
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Wade Tyler Millward
With schools and colleges across the country shut down for COVID-19, one Massachusetts family finds their house bursting with learners trying to keep ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-08
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Jeffrey R. Young
A celebrity among education nonprofits, Sal Khan is used to hitting the fundraising trail. Throughout the years, the founder and CEO Of Khan Academy ...... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-07
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Tony Wan
At the end of March, our team at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, along with our colleagues at the Collaborative for Social Emotional and... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-07
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Christina Cipriano
Elisa Pupko had long wondered whether online audiences would enjoy streams of her theater classes. What was once a curiosity is now key to the... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-07
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Wade Tyler Millward
Two weeks ago I was due to visit a handful of innovative schools in New York City and the Bay area as part of my... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-06
Source Site: EdSurge
Author: Gaia Ines Fasso
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
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
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

You have certain expectations for your sales team that cover everything from hitting monthly targets to upholding compliance. But what do they expect when they... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-09
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
Now that companies are scrambling to quickly adjust Instructor-Led Training to digital training, one might ask, "What are the options?" Here we share guidelines and... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-09
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Marty Newey
Commitment to personal growth and positive, intentional habits to deal with stress benefits ourselves, our team, and our families. Deliberate calm and agility are professional... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-09
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Stefanie Skupin
Only 1 in every 5 companies has been using the same Learning Management System for more than five years. In 2020, it is critical to... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-09
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Wes Cherisien
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, this eBook can help you transform your learning experiences to be delivered virtually.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-09
Source Site: eLearning Guild
The digital transformation we need isn’t about the tools we use, certainly at first. It’s more fundamental.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-09
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Bill Brandon and Karyn Gleeson explore distance learning and share resources to help you strategize, design, and deliver your learning and training experiences to a... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-09
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Here are insights into the vectors of cybercrime targeting remote workers and the ways to prevent these raids. This post was first published on eLearning... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-08
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: David Balaban
Are the eLearning outsourcing pros enough to achieve corporate buy-in? How does hiring eLearning content providers trump developing eLearning content in-house? This article features 6... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-08
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
Digital transformation is not an option, it’s a necessity. COVID-19 has changed the way in which businesses approach, well, business. Every. Single. Facet. Remote work... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-08
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: George Elfond
Are you and your organisation ready with your #upskilling and #reskilling #learning and #training strategy for the post #covid world? Which new skills will be... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-08
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Ajay Javadekar
The current context of the pandemic we’re living through has shaken things up and turned traditional employee-employer relationships upside down. It has forced characteristics we... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-08
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Jacob Waern
Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic exposes employees to a variety of cybercriminal attacks. Here's how to avoid trouble.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-08
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Each week the digest of Spotlight: Coronavirus Lockdown is bringing you the latest submissions about this issue. Let's review together everything that happened last week.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-07
Source Site: eLearning Industry
Author: Christopher Pappas
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
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, The eLearning Guild surveyed members to learn how they are dealing with the challenges in learning support.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-07
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Add these tips and skills to your virtual classroom facilitation repertoire and increase learner engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-06
Source Site: eLearning Guild
ActivePresenter is a simulation development tool for Mac OSX and Windows, with many features and similarities to Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-03
Source Site: eLearning Guild
How do avatars impact learning in XR? And what does René Descartes have to do with it? Read on to find out more.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-02
Source Site: eLearning Guild
L&D should be seen as highly strategic part of how organizations grow their people and the business, yet many impediments to this exist, including people’s... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-01
Source Site: eLearning Guild
Today ebooks, built with good learning science, can incorporate interactive technology. Don't dismiss them just because they don't require a $200 headset.... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-04-01
Source Site: eLearning Guild
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
Effective e-learning is more than putting together screens of information and presenting them to learners. Instead it’s a process of curating content and then communicating... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-03-10
We often build a single course to suit all learners. This presents possible challenges to the learning process. Let’s take a look at why and... [ read original article ]
Published on: 2020-03-03
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
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

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