Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios

Jenny Connected

The title of the conference for those who do not speak German is Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios. Jutta has therefore invited us to speak about how we use our work on Footprints of Emergence to evaluate learning in open learning environments.

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My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

For a number of years I have been studying and learning about evaluation. To be honest, working primarily in the non-profit world and working for social good and social change, evaluation alway seemed to me to be the bugaboo that ruined the party. Evaluation Featured

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Evaluating and reflecting on OldGlobeMOOC

Jenny Connected

To evaluate and reflect on the learning experience of myself and a colleague in the Old Globe MOOC, I have used the Footprints of Emergence framework developed by Roy Williams, Simone Gumtau and myself to explore the relationship between open and prescribed learning in open learning environments.

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Ensure to combine it with a solid methodology to evaluate the results achieved. Also, I rarely use Net-Map in a large, quantitative approach – but having it either inform a quantitative evaluation or be informed by it, can enrich both.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been called back home early to deal with a broken pipe and a small flood in my house, but before I left I was beginning to think about how to apply what I was learning with respect to strategy and evaluation practices. This happens all the time with evaluation practice.

2018 81

Evaluation and monitoring

Chris Corrigan

Regular readers will know that I’ve been thinking a lot about evaluation for many years now. I am not an evaluator, but almost every project I am involved in contains some element of evaluation. All of that can be evaluated summatively.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Holidays and Poetry

Michelle Laurie

I recently received a holiday greeting from a colleague working in monitoring and evaluation (Kylie Hutchinson of Community Solutions ). So often when we evaluate, We think only outputs, outcomes, And fail to see the complexity, The system from which it comes. What’s evaluated or not? Uncategorized complexity evaluation Reflective practice

Privilege, beauty and evaluation

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been thinking about this as I have been struggling with watching people be evaluated in their work recently. The evaluator’s job comes with enormous privilege. When an evaluator walks into a process it is amazing how much gravity also enters the work.

Monday Video: 4 Perspectives on CoP Evaluation

Nancy White

I often have a “deer in the headlight&# look when someone asks me about evaluating communities of practice. I think that is because I have some stereotype in my head about evaluation. But in fact, when I let my common sense kick in, I know of and use many evaluation approaches.

Is evaluation a cost or an investment?

Net-Map Toolbox

Turn your evaluation into a catapult (picture by trebuchetstore.com). The answer to this question basically depends on the attitudes of the people involved: you (as a project leader), your organization/leadership, the body requesting the evaluation and the external expert who helps you do it.

Got a Rubbish website? Social Media evaluation – Special Offer – $1800

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Very very rare for me to blog about our special offers, whether it’s social media evaluation discounts or something else. I was reading 10 ways to make a rubbish website … …and thought about how often clients ask me to do a social media audit or social media evaluation.

Evaluation Session Capture [Flickr]

Full Circle Associates

Choconancy1 posted a photo: ngf graphicfacilitation ingeneas zambia

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Evaluating online tutors

e-Moderation Station

In a nutshell, how to evaluate online tutors? Traditionally, teaching skills (both f2f and online) have been evaluated with the help of checklists. Online tutors are given a grid with detailed descriptors to evaluate their own performance. 5 Evaluation.

Planning and Evaluating Your CoP (amplifying and other good stuff)

Nancy White

Monday videos communities of practice evaluation international development knowledge sharing KMImpact PLNToday JeffJackson tweeted an embedded link to this YouTube video from the USAID KM Impact Challenge video I did with them earlier this year.

Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

Standard evaluation tools such as questionnaires, tend to be for the benefit of organisations and teachers, rather than for the learners and do not encourage depth of reflection. Here are the slides and notes for the keynote presentation that Roy Williams and I gave at the E Learning Conference, FH Joanneum, in Graz, Austria, on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

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#PLENK2010 Evaluation and assessment

Jenny Connected

I will have to listen to the recording again – because I know there is lots of thought provoking stuff in there – but I was distracted through a lot of it by the insistent thought in my head that there is a distinction between assessment and evaluation which Helene said she used interchangeably. For evaluations I am not judging individual responses but looking at responses as a whole. I am also aware of the problems of evaluation.

Developmental evaluation – some thoughts and links to facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

What’s with the evaluation though? He had to stop off to have a meeting with a woman who was heading up the evaluation team in the State Government Department of Primary Industries. I no longer work directly with evaluation. Tags: Evaluation Facilitation

Evaluating wirearchy

Bas Rues

Now I have had the time to read more about it and to evaluate this organizing principle, inspired by companies that organize themselves differently with result (such as Semco). We all know that hierarchical organizational forms are less and less effective and realistic at the present time.

#PLENK2010 More thoughts about evaluation and assessment

Jenny Connected

The title of the week has been – ‘Evaluating Learning in PLE/Ns’. But the language used has been very confusing, starting with the words assessment and evaluation being used interchangeably – which I was relieved to see from Heli’s comment – I am not alone in being concerned about. Tagged: #PLENK2010 , assessment , eLearning , evaluation , learning , networked learning. Tags: PLENK learning eLearning networked learning assessment #PLENK2010 evaluation

Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

Evaluation is such an influential constraint in organizational and community life. When resources and attention are tied to evaluation results, a kind of tautology gets set up. One of the things I appreciate about developmental evaluation is its deliberate engagement with emergence.

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs

Nancy White

As people responsible for getting things done in your organization, you know the value of having a clear strategy and a way of evaluating if your strategy is working. To read more about this, check out Beth Kanter’s blog post about evaluating first projects.

Monitoring and evaluating communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

We did a research for the IKMemergent program on monitoring and evaluating knowledge management strategies. There are quite some challenges to overcome in monitoring and evaluating the effect of knowledge management strategies and interventies. - Yet anther challenge is to match inherent evaluation goals with extractive goals. An inherent evaluation is for people involved in the community or other effort, an extractive evaluation is for outsiders.

Developmental evaluation

Chris Corrigan

Three very interesting resources on a new form of evaluation to me, developmental evaluation, created by Michael Quinn Patton : A Developmental Evaluation Primer. Patton’s own slides on developmental evaluation. A practitioner’s guide to developmental evaluation. This is the first thing I have seen on evaluation that has got me excited about the connection between complexity, systems thinking and change.

Green Chameleon » Metrics, ROI, Monitoring and Evaluation Again

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Metrics, ROI, Monitoring and Evaluation Again Some updates on the monitoring and evaluation of KM front.

Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

And yet, the people I know who struggle under the most pressure to prove their worth are the organizations of the plural sector who are subject to onerous and ontologically incorrect evaluation criteria aimed at, presumably, assuring their founders that the rabble are not only responsibly spending money (which is totally understsndsble) but also making a powerful impact on issues which are driven by forces well outside their control. Democracy Evaluation Featured

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Blog>> Metrics, ROI, Monitoring and Evaluation Again

Green Chameleon

Some updates on the monitoring and evaluation of KM front. The KM4Dev folks have been having some interesting discussions on monitoring and evaluation, and this blog post represents a very sophisticated and promising direction.

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Evaluating Zoho at GE

Collaborative Thinking

Since Dr Sukh Grewal was kind enough to speak at the Office 2.0 conference earlier this month there has been much discussion of the mature large scale GE collaboration environment ‘supportcentral‘ I follow GE closely: as an enterprise collaboration consultant any information they share with me is valuable to help me better advise my clients to

Evaluating SharePoint 2010: Document Management in Law Firms

Michael Sampson - Currents

This month starts a new research project for me: Evaluating the applicability of SharePoint 2010 across a variety of business scenarios. The first part of the research is to evaluate the applicability of SharePoint 2010 to support the document management requirements of law firms.

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Blog>> Interview by Ana Neves on Knowledge Audits, Evaluation and Organisation Culture

Green Chameleon

I was honoured to be interviewed by Ana Neves of Social Now – see the interview on LinkedIn here

2017 100

Evaluation SURFnet pilot Active Worlds

Making CommunitySense

On October 1, an inspiring evaluation meeting was organized to discuss the results of a pilot using the Active Worlds virtual world environment. After a very intense period of finishing projects, I am now recharging my research batteries. As I am travelling and networking a lot, time for my blog is limited. However, I will try to give brief summaries of some of the events I have attended recently, but not written about yet.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

As people responsible for getting things done in your organization, you know the value of having a clear strategy and a way of evaluating if your strategy is working. To read more about this, check out Beth Kanter’s blog post about evaluating first projects.

Wanted: Consultant for Practice Management System Evaluation in New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of my clients works for an accountancy and tax advisory firm. His firm is looking for a consultant in New Zealand to help them choose a practice management system. The following aspects about the consultant are important to the client: - They know about business intelligence and reporting. They are good at capturing requirements for management reports. They have previous expose to practice management systems, including APS and MYOB Accountants Office. They are vendor-neutral.

Impact of CoP (Evaluation of Community of Practices)


communities_of_practice evaluation

Sarah Stewart: "Facilitating Online" 2009: Evaluation


Tags: online_facilitation course evaluation reflection

Empowerment, evaluation and the C word again


Now my old buddy Gabriel Chanan has written for the South West Foundation a characteristically clear guide to empowerment and evaluation in which he recognises that it's not just authorities and professionals at national level who do this: Community activists and workers, who do understand the internal dynamics of local people’s relationships, are often equally guilty of fudging the use of the word community.

Questions on growth: a pre-evaluation

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

I don't expect that we'll all agree, but, rather than getting into a bunch of statements about our respective positions, I think we might learn more by first thinking about the criteria by which we'll evaluate potential answers. Once we have some idea how we'll evaluate potential answers (and how we think we should evaluate them), then we can think about picking approaches, methods, methodologies, or processes we think might be of use for each of these 24 questions.

Facilitation - Evaluation - Beyond the Edge - Viv McWaters

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

It can be used for planning and for evaluating a program. Cynefin Framework This framework explores the relationship between that which is simple, complicated, complex and chaotic - and importantly, how we might respond. info@VivMcWaters.com.au

Forum One on Social Media Monitoring and Evaluation at the Global Health Mini-University


At Forum One, we take monitoring and evaluation (M&E) seriously, especially when it comes to measuring the success of digital communication campaigns. At Forum One, we take monitoring and evaluation (M&E) seriously, especially when it comes to measuring the success of digital communication campaigns. While we love data and establishing relevant indicators for initiatives that are sometimes hard to measure, we also love talking about these strategies.

Facilitation - Evaluation - Beyond the Edge - Viv McWaters

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Facilitation - Evaluation - Beyond the Edge - Viv McWaters on September 29, 2008 11:44 am [.] info@VivMcWaters.com.au

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

These are sometimes called “ simple rules ” but I’m going to refer to them as principles, because it will later dovetail better with a particular evaluation method. Evaluate the effectiveness of your principles in changing the constraints in the system.

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Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

change complexity creative destruction engagement evaluation facilitation harvesting Liberating StructuresIntroduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach.

2018 71

Feedback from the Cascadia R Conference participants

Learning Alliances

I volunteered to do the conference evaluation questionnaire and to analyze the results. community data Evaluation Event design pdxdata RI helped organize the Cascadia R Conference on June 3, 2017. About 190 people attended the all-day conference.

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Future directions for the Footprints of Emergence framework

Jenny Connected

Previous posts relating to this presentation are: Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios. The Footprints of Emergence framework [2] [4] can be regarded as a probe for evaluating learning in open environments.

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