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. Last year the conference topic was very popular – Learning with Videos and Games; 150 delegates attended.

2014 207

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

2019 75

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.

Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

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. Surfacing, Sharing and Valuing Tacit Knowledge in Open Learning Environments from Jenny Mackness. This involved developing and running a distance learning teacher training programme, which in turn led to an ongoing interest in how learners learn in open learning environments.

2014 126

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

If you don’t know how the networks looked before you started, how much can you learn from a snapshot, just one point in time? Ensure to combine it with a solid methodology to evaluate the results achieved. Use Net-Map as a tool for learning, not just for proving.

2018 116

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? We’re living in a complex world, Simple answers rarely exist, It’s only through complexity, That we can learn what we missed.

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.

Evaluation rigour for harvesting

Chris Corrigan

We are embarking on a innovative approach to a social problem and we need a framework to guide the evaluation process. As it is a complex challenge, we’re beginning with a developmental evaluation framework. Evaluation rigor.

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.

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

Nancy White

” Wow, I had not thought about this from the perspective of a PLN (personal learning network) but it sure does work. I used the same communities of practice framework the last three weeks in my workshops in Australia about teaching and learning online.

#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. And then in today’s Elluminate session there was a lot of ‘talk’ about learning outcomes, when sometimes it seemed to me that what was being talked about was learning objectives.

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.

#PLENK2010 Evaluation and assessment

Jenny Connected

However, ever since CCK08 I have been thinking about the problematic issue of assessment when learning in a MOOC – (see for example the final paragraph of this post – A Pause for Thought – in October 2008) - so Helene Fournier’s presentation on Elluminate tonight attracted my attention (recording not yet posted – but eventually it will be posted here - [link] ). For evaluations I am not judging individual responses but looking at responses as a whole.

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). Key is to negotiate meaning with each other to learn and to gain knowledge, using the continuous flow of information.

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. The advice is to experiment often, fail quickly and learn, learn, learn to allow you to adapt your strategy.

Characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

Next month Roy Williams and I will give the keynote presentation at a conference in Graz, Austria, which will focus on learning in open learning environments; how we recognize, value and ‘capture’ it. The first post was Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios.

2014 224

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. Overall, the gist was that virtual worlds can be very useful in education, as the constructivist, collaborative way of working in virtual worlds immerses students to the subjects in a much deeper way than allowed for by traditional textbook learning. Posted in e-learning, events, SURFnet, virtual worlds.

Emergent learning in open environments

Jenny Connected

This is the third in a series of posts we are making in preparation for the e-learning conference in Graz, Austria , at which we are speaking on September 17 th. Previous posts relating to this presentation are: Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios.

2014 180

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. Tags: Learning

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.

2016 46

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. The advice is to experiment often, fail quickly and learn, learn, learn to allow you to adapt your strategy.

Networked Learning Conference 2016 starts today

Jenny Connected

I included references to our papers in my last post – Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster. Footprints have been drawn not only by learners, but by teachers, designers and researchers, both for formal and informal learning experiences.

2016 169

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.

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Elsua

Finally, after a good few days of tinkering Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From were born. . Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From. As a result, and rather unexpectedly, I came up with a third one for another very specific activity altogether: learning.

2015 241

Reviving Community Indicators – Learning

Nancy White

the learning of a community of practice over time. In this case, the indicator is learning over time, and a way to VISUALIZE and SHARE that learning. Learning, meaning and identity.

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

2018 41

Learning While Building eLearning: Part 2 – Learning Objectives & Assessment

Full Circle Associates

This piece focuses on the thorny issue of learning objectives at the front end of an elearning project and assessment at the other end. Nancy: Looking back, let’s talk about learning objectives. You have to put your mind into it when you are developing an e-learning course especially.

2016 72

Theoretical influences on the characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

This is the fourth in a series of posts written in preparation for an e-learning conference keynote that Roy Williams and I will be giving next month in Graz, Austria. Previous posts relating to this presentation are: Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios.

2014 172

What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Partnering Resources

This article is especially relevant for those who: Lead or sponsor Employee Resource Groups Evaluate difficult-to-measure human variables within organizations Use network analysis to assess and track organization behavior over time Want to know whether their ERGs actually make a difference.

2019 169

Lessons learnt from the design of a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

Moreover, there was a strong vision to learn through a potent mix of learning methods to facilitate workplace. Learning with direct influence on practice. The second thing is that when they work in shifts, there is little opportunity to learn from each other.

2017 151

How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

In terms of content we have worked with personas, images about the future, formulate learning objectives, inspiring examples of blended trajectories and building blocks. elearning learning design virtual teamsJoehoe!

2018 151

Tips for learning that sticks

Viv Mcwaters

I believe this is true in learning too. It’s the difference between learning that sticks, and learning that ticks the boxes. I’m interested in learning that sticks, what I like to call visceral learninglearning that happens not only in your head, but in your body too. Balls Up (a competitive, team-based ball throwing game) – Introduction to different forms of evaluation. What are your tips for sticky learning?

2012 133

Future directions for the Footprints of Emergence framework

Jenny Connected

This is the last in a series of five posts written in preparation for an e-learning conference keynote that Roy Williams and I will be giving on September 17 in Graz, Austria. Previous posts relating to this presentation are: Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios.

2014 168

Learning While Building eLearning: #4 Lessons from the Pilot

Full Circle Associates

This one focuses on the lessons learned from the pilot and we are pulling in Cheryl Frankiewicz, the project manager. If it starts flawless, it is almost a piece of cake to do a good learning course. Aim to learn. The learning management system delivers a lot of the content.

2016 52

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia. It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community.

2017 130

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia. It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community.

2017 130

Learning: more than conversation

Nancy White

We all were strong proponents of the value of conversation in learning (informal or otherwise) but I found myself backing off a bit and reminding myself that conversation is one of the three legs of my learning stool. . Tags: learning

Further thoughts about our presentation: 10th Networked Learning Conference 2016

Jenny Connected

This week Jutta Pauschenwein and I presented a paper Visualising Structure and Agency in a MOOC using the Footprints of Emergence Framework at the 10th Networked Learning Conference in Lancaster, UK. For our work ‘structure’ means how a learning design balances openness and structure and how this balance is implemented in relation to the interactivity it enables. Like him, we believe that a holistic view is needed to understand the learning experience in MOOCs.

2016 100

Process versus content in the learning experience

Jenny Connected

The focus here was on technology – but participants also had to learn new ways of working and communicating. - to present our own case clinics in the form of ‘booths’ – we would call these ‘stands’ in the UK. Perhaps this is what makes for a really valuable learning.

2011 138

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

The Bumble Bee

The audio visual resources along with the learning and diagnostic tools made available by the Bioteams are very practical and relatively easy to use.

2012 208

4 ways to use Instagram in learning trajectories en training

Joitske Hulsebosch

How to use Instagram for learning? That was the central question for the group of LOSmakers, a group of learning professionals interested in social media. How could Instagram be used in a learning trajectory or training? How to use instagram in training and learning trajectories?

2013 193

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy - I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. But learn them? They are key to innovation and ownership of learning.

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