Teaching of Evaluation

Best of aea365 week: Michael Quinn Patton on Using Children’s Stories to Open up Evaluation Dialogues

Greetings colleagues. My moniker is Michael Quinn Patton and I do independent evaluation consulting under the name Utilization-Focused Evaluation, which just happens also to be the title of my main evaluation book, now in its 4th edition. I am a former AEA president. One of the challenges I’ve faced over the years, as many of us do, …

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Cultural Competence Week: Osman Ozturgut, Tamara Bertrand Jones, and Cindy Crusto on Cultural Competence in Evaluation Dissemination Working Group: Teaching in the 21st Century

Hi, we are Osman Ozturgut, assistant professor, University of the Incarnate Word, Tamara Bertrand Jones, assistant professor, Florida State University, and Cindy Crusto, associate professor, Yale School of Medicine. We are members of the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation Dissemination Working Group.  We’d like to update you on our conference session. The …

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Stephanie Evergreen on Scott Chaplowe’s Fab Five Reboot

Hey! I’m Stephanie Evergreen and among other things I run AEA’s Potent Presentations Initiative. Lately we’ve been working with eStudy presenters to reboot just five of their slides. Great speakers and solid content need to be reflected in polished slides. Here is the reboot for Scott Chaplowe.

Scott’s workshop is a great comparison between monitoring and evaluation – where they overlap and where they are similar. Scott also interacts with his attendees quite often when he presents. I wanted to make his slidedeck reflect those same dynamic elements. Scott already knew how to use animation to guide attention to certain parts of his slide, so I continued to build on that where possible.

Sheila B. Robinson on “Ancora Imparo Valutazione” (I am still learning evaluation)!

Hello! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Leader Volunteer Curator. I teach Program Evaluation Methods at University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education, and am a grant coordinator for Greece Central School District in Rochester, NY. In my spare time, I read, learn and blog about evaluation, and it’s no exaggeration to say I never come …

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GSNE Week: Kristin Woods on Gaining Practical Experience as a New Evaluator

I am Kristin Woods, a co-chair for the Graduate Student and New Evaluators Topical Interest Group (GSNE TIG); I am a PhD student at Oklahoma State University in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics program and a faculty member at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. As a graduate student, I took an applied program evaluation course …

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Susan Kistler on the AEA/BetterEvaluation Webinar Series and Making the Most of YouTube

I am Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and aea365’s regular Saturday contributor. Guess what just moved into the #1 spot for the most read aea365 article of all time? The April 6, 2013 post announcing the collaboration with BetterEvaluation to produce a series of publicly available Coffee Break Webinars! We’re well under …

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Susan Kistler on BetterEvaluation and Eight Free Training Webinars

I am Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and aea365’s regular Saturday contributor. Hot Tip – Collaboration with BetterEvaluation: Today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with BetterEvaluation. BetterEvaluation is an international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing information about options (methods or tools) and approaches. Rad Resource – BetterEvaluation …

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Cultural Competence Week: Dominica McBride and Leah Neubauer on Critically Reflecting and Thinking about Cultural Competence in Your Evaluation Practice

Hello, we’re Dominica McBride and Leah Neubauer, members of the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competence Dissemination Working Group. At AEA 2012, we participated in the brownbag session Critically Reflecting and Thinking about Cultural Competence in Your Evaluation Practice. We’d like to share some of the great insights generated from this session. In this session, …

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Innovative #Eval Week: Jean King and Laura Pejsa on What We Learned from “Learning by Doing”

Jean King and Laura Pejsa, Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI), here, with broad smiles on our faces. We are the proud coaches who are wrapping up this week of posts written by our creative student consultants about ways to evaluate a conference (using exit surveys of Ignite sessions, network visualizing, Twitter, and video clips).  Progressive …

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Innovative #Eval Week: Schwalbe, Miller, and Gensinger on #EvalAHA! What Can Twitter Tell Us about the AEA Conference?

Hi, we’re Anne Schwalbe, Keith Miller, and Michelle Gensinger, graduate students in the Evaluation Studies Program at the University of Minnesota. We chose Twitter as a platform for exploring creative evaluation methods at the AEA Annual Conference. These are the questions we hope to answer with our analysis: How was Twitter used during the conference? …

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