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Supporting Learners with ADHD in Online Sessions (and Everywhere Else) by Chris Corrigan

I think I’m definitely feeling like my work is online for the foreseeable future. While I do have some face-to-face sessions lined up for the fall and winter, most of what I am going to continue to do is host meetings and learning online.

Even though I have been doing that since probably 2004 or so when I first started using Skype I continue to learn about how to make online environments more interesting and, most importantly, more accessible. From time to time I put out a call to help me learn about people’s needs and experiences. Back in June I asked folks with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) how to help them participate at their best and I got lots of useful answers. I trust that the people who answered self-identified as folks with ADHD.

AEA’s Digital Data & Technology Working Group Week: Lessons from MERL for Digital Social and Behavioral Change by Nicola Harford

Hi, my name is Nicola Harford and I am Principal Consultant and Managing Director of iMedia Associates, a consulting company working with donors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local media houses in the Global South on social and behaviour change (SBC) interventions. iMedia started out in broadcast and print media—especially using radio and entertainment-education approaches for change—but with the advent of mobile phones and expanding internet access across the globe our clients are increasingly using digital channels and platforms including Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok.

AEA’s Digital Data & Technology Working Group Week: Responsible Data in the Digital Age by Talitha Hlaka

Hello there! I’m Talitha Hlaka, and I’m a communications officer at the Center for Learning on Evaluation and Results, in Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA). Over the past two years I’ve been supporting work to improve responsible data management in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) sector, in collaboration with MERL Tech. It’s been an amazing ride!

AEA’s Digital Data & Technology Working Group Week: (Re)shaping Evaluation with Insights from the MERL Tech Community by Linda Raftree

Hi all, I’m Linda Raftree and I have been leading the MERL Tech community of practice since 2014. MERL Tech is a term we use to describe technology-enabled Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL). Our vision is a world where the use of digital tools, technologies, and data for MERL in humanitarian, development, human rights, peacebuilding, and social impact programming is inclusive, ethical, responsible, safe, and sustainable.