I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and intrepid aea365 Saturday contributor. As 2011 drew to a close, we took the opportunity to look back over the year and see what represented the most-read posts on aea365. Here’s a chance to catch up on some of the hottest content if you missed it the first time – and thanks and congratulations to those who made the top 10 list!
Drum roll please….
Hot Tips: The following represent the top 10 most read non-staff articles, according to our feedburner statistics:
- December 4 – Naomi Walsh on a Must-Have Free Timeline Maker: With over 3500 subscriber views in 2011, this post introducing a nifty, free tool for use in reporting was tops for 2011.
- September 20 – Penny Black on Comparing Prezi and PowerPoint: A free, dynamic, alternative to PowerPoint? Lots of readers felt it was worth a look and we saw a number of presenters trying it out at the annual conference.
- June 2 – John Colon on Nine Tech Tools That Make Life Easier: John shares free tools for organizing, learning, visualizing, quickening, and remembering. Check out the comments for additional suggestions.
- Dec 9 – Phil Levine on Humor for the Chart-Lover: Worth a peek for the cake metaphor alone illustrating the difference among data, information, presentation, and knowledge.
- Nov 14 – Sonny Hines on F4 and F5 Transcription Software: Continuing the love for free software, Sonny gives a quick review of F4/F5 that helps you to navigate through recorded content while transcribing.
- Aug 1 – Sona Madison on More Free Photo Sites: Sona looks at two photo sharing site that each offer something extra beyond great, free, photos for illustrating your reports.
- Dec 6 – Robin Kipke on Resources for Evaluating Social Media: Taking on this hot topic, Robin links to useful guides with example templates.
- Mar 10 – ROE Week: Anne Heberger Marino on a field experiment to increase survey response rates: Anne builds on social science theory to conduct research on evaluation methods in a real world context.
- Dec 8 – Harold Sharpman on Learning About Evaluation and Grantmaking: Resources from Grantcraft, the Council on Foundations and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations for those evaluating grantmaking programs.
- Oct 20 – Scott Chaplowe on Fun and Games in M&E Trainings: Ideas and resources for trainers working internationally in Monitoring and Evaluation.
I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings!
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