Hi, my name is Jessica Byrnes and I’m a member of the AEA marketing team. With Evaluation 2018 in full swing, I’ve been keeping up with the conference on Twitter using #Eval18.
Twitter is a great tool for collaboration, expanding your professional network, and staying on top of the latest conversations in evaluation – whether you’re attending Evaluation 2018 in-person or virtually! Check out some of the ways #Eval18 attendees are utilizing Twitter during the conference.
Hot Tip: Tweet from the Presentations
Sharing quotes, insights, and tidbits you especially enjoyed from presentations is a popular way to utilize Twitter during a conference. If the presenter shows an interesting stat or slide, take a photo and share it with your followers! Pro tip: If you’re taking pictures of speakers, get their Twitter handle and tag them in the photo.
INCREDIBLE plenary session at #Eval18 today with Brooke Haycock. #Performance as #Evaluation. A powerful look at complex stories of #education in #Detroit#sketchnotes #Sketchnoting #qualitativedata #quantitativedata #mande pic.twitter.com/e4ZhqtAUWa
— Sarah Ellison (@sgellisonBenin) November 1, 2018
Good recommendations on how to incorporate CRE in the classroom. 'Don't silo CRE.' Thanks for an informative session (Teaching Culturally Responsive Evaluation: Theory, Practice, and Reflections) Drs. Ashford, Davis, Garza, Gonzalex, Lemmons, Lui, & Scott. #eval18 pic.twitter.com/x1iQWIdKkS
— Kelly (@KellyRobEval) November 1, 2018
Fave quote today: “She took us to task for dressing up data with nowhere to go.” It’s important to create the right tools based first on the right issues. Loving the humor in Ian Watt’s Designing Human-Centered Interactive #DataViz session this morning! #eval18 pic.twitter.com/pAWJGX5vDo
— Vantage Evaluation (@vantage_eval) November 1, 2018
Hot Tip: Ask Questions
Sharing questions is a great way to engage with presenters, connect with others, and find out information. Contribute to the conversation yourself by posing a question on Twitter using the hashtag #Eval18.
— Nick Petten (@petten) November 1, 2018
In this morning outcome's harvesting session, there was a question about credibility of the method. Best response: "Well, aren't the voices of the people credible?" #Eval18
— Anne Laesecke (@AnneLaesecke) November 1, 2018
— BetterEvaluation (@BetterEval) October 31, 2018
Hot Tip: Let Other Attendees (and AEA!) Know What You’re Enjoying
Events like Evaluation 2018 have a lot to offer. Why not reflect on your favorite parts of the conference?
You know it’s a great start to #Eval18 when there are six concurrent sessions I want to attend in the first time slot!!
— Lyssa Wilson Becho (@Ly_Wilson) October 31, 2018
— Cense (@CenseLtd) November 1, 2018
— Ayesha Boyce (@AyeshaBoyce) November 1, 2018
I hope you enjoy the last day of the conference. Feel free to use these tips at other evaluation events you attend!
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