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CREATE Week: Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Produce Efficient Evaluation Practices by Sean Owen

Hello. I am Sean Owen, Associate Research Professor and Assessment Manager at the Research and Curriculum Unit (RCU) at Mississippi State University. Founded in 1965, the RCU n. The RCU benefits K-12 and higher education by developing curricula and assessments, providing training and learning opportunities for educators, researching and evaluating programs, supporting and promoting career …

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Why It’s Important to Post Frequently on Social Media by Jayne Corso

Hello, my name is Jayne Corso and I am the community manager for the American Evaluation Association.  Many turn to social media to promote their services or expertise. Although the sites are a free resource, you do have to dedicate time to and energy into creating relevant content on a regular basis. I have listed …

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Using Google Sheets and Forms and Zoom to Remotely Facilitate an Empowerment Evaluation Exercise by David Fetterman, Jason Ravitz, and Kathy Haynie

Jason Ravitz (Google) and David Fetterman (Fetterman & Associates, past-president of AEA, and founder of empowerment evaluation) have been using empowerment evaluation in various educational settings, including a graduate school program and with Kathy Haynie (Haynie Research and Evaluation) and Tom McKlin (The Findings Group), in our work with two computer science education evaluation learning …

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20/80 Rule for Social Media by Jayne Corso

Hi my name is Jayne Corso and I am the social media manager for AEA. Today, I wanted to dive into the type of content that should be shared across social media channels. Social media content should be split 20/80: 20 percent brand promotions and strong calls to action, and 80 percent should be dedicated …

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Jason Ravitz and David Fetterman On Using the Power of Rubrics and Technology for Empowerment Evaluation at Google and Beyond

Building Evaluation Capacity. David and I have teamed up to apply empowerment evaluation concepts and principles to build evaluation capacity at Google and beyond. We are using rubrics to focus learning, and student ratings to identify areas that are strong or merit attention. We are using a 3-step approach to empowerment evaluation and an evaluation …

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Laura Sefton on Searching for Literature Using Google Scholar

Hi! I’m Laura Sefton, Project Analyst in the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research. The school’s Lamar Soutter Library gives me access to a database of peer-reviewed journals and resources like Science Citation Index and PubMed to inform the literature searches and survey instrument research that I conduct for many …

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2-for-1 Week: Paul Bakker on Using Google Consumer Surveys for Evaluations

Hi, I’m Paul Bakker. I run an independent evaluation consultancy, Social Impact Squared.  As an independent consultant, I don’t have a call centre to conduct population based surveys. However, a colleague (Brian Cugleman of Alterspark) introduced me to Google Consumer Surveys. I would like to share with you my research and trials into how Google …

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Ann Martin on Handy New Survey Features in Google Forms

I’m Ann Martin, an evaluator working with a team of science educators and outreach professionals in Hampton, VA. I frequently employ Google Formsfor evaluation and even other projects. Forms are free, simple, intuitive for users, and get the job done. In the past, though, Google Forms had several notable limitations. If you found that Forms …

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Dan McDonnell on 4 Recent Social Media Changes You May Have Missed

Hello, my name is Dan McDonnell and I am a Community Manager at the American Evaluation Association (AEA). In the fast-paced world of social media, things are always changing. Just as soon as you stop to take a breath, Facebook has tweaked its algorithm again. Or Twitter has updated its design. Recently, there have been a …

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David Fetterman on Google Glass Part I: Redefining Communications

“Ok, glass.” That’s how you activate Google Glass. I’m David Fetterman and that’s me to the right wearing Google Glass. I’m an empowerment evaluation synergist and consultant, busy father and spouse, and owner of Fetterman & Associates. Rad Resource – Google Glass: Google Glass is a voice and gesture activated pair of glasses that lets …

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