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Susan Kistler on Summer Evaluation Training

My name is Susan Kistler and I serve as Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association. I wanted to share information about a few events this summer of special interest to evaluators. Rad Resource – Mind the Gap: From Evidence to Policy Impact: This conference held earlier this month in Cuernavaca, Mexico was packed with …

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Summer Evaluation Institute Attendees on Low-cost No-cost Tools for Evaluators Part IV

At the AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute, over 150 attendees went to a session on Low-cost/No-cost Tools for Evaluators. Here are some of the great ideas on data collection and management tools recommended from the audience. Microsoft OneNote: OneNote is Microsoft’s free-form note-taking and information-management software where one can capture ideas, information, and other data in …

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Summer Evaluation Institute Attendees on Low-cost No-cost Tools for Evaluators Part III

At the AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute, over 150 attendees went to a session on Low-cost/No-cost Tools for Evaluators. Here are some of the great ideas on collaborative tools recommended from the audience. Microsoft SharePoint: SharePoint is a web application platform that provides a centralized collaborative hub for web content management. This includes management of documents, …

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Summer Evaluation Institute Attendees on Low-cost No-cost Tools for Evaluators Part II

At the AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute, over 150 attendees went to a session on Low-cost/No-cost Tools for Evaluators. Here are some of the great ideas recommended from the audience, Day 2! EasyBib: Create your bibliography in MLA Style, add APA style and other added functionality for $20 for the year. Search the database for existing …

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Summer Evaluation Institute Attendees on Low-cost No-cost Tools for Evaluators Part I

At the AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute, over 150 attendees went to a session on Low-cost/No-cost Tools for Evaluators. Here are some of the great ideas recommended from the audience: Prezi: Prezi is presentation software that zooms around your presentation content (yes – truly zooms, you sort of have to see it to get it, go …

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Amir Fallah on Resources for International Evaluators

My name is Amir Fallah and I will be sharing resources for those practicing M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) in the international sector. Rad Resource – My M&E: My M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) MY M&E is an online collaboratively-developed home for M&E practitioners around the world. The list of partners includes the International Organization for Cooperation …

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Natalia Kosheleva on Measuring The Extent of Program Intervention into Targeted Systems

Hi! My name is Natalia Kosheleva. I’m a consultant at Process Consulting Company, Moscow, Russia. Here I would like to share my ideas about measuring the extent of program intervention into targeted systems. I base my work on two systems thinking principles. The Hierarchy principle says that any system is an element of some larger …

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Gita Upreti and Carl Liaupsin on Developing Efficient Measures with Educational Data

Hi, we are Gita Upreti, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso and Carl Liaupsin, Associate Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Much of our work involves implementing broad academic and behavioral changes in educational systems. As such, we’ve had a front row seat to observe the explosion of educational …

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