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.

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.

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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. Three interconnected elements, Can help show you where to begin, They’re Boundaries and Relationships, And Perspectives within. What’s evaluated or not?

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 83

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

People in organizations form relationships with more people, from inside and outside the organization. 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).

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

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Elsua

So I decided to look deeper, in retrospect, and try to define for myself the kinds of relationships I have built over the years with the people who I used to follow on Twitter and see how I would be able to group them accordingly. Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From.

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Relationship Centric Teaching – Part 3 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

In it Clay talks about the importance the access online learning has provided. I also wanted to focus on relationship centric teaching using conversational approaches. The first group at Chisholm were the Learning Leaders working on community based education.

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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?

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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.

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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? It is object-centric relationship.

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Questions on growth: a pre-evaluation

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

What would constitute the analogy of complex relationships those with "imaginary" components? 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. How will you evaluate the answers to these questions? How do you think you should evaluate them?

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

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? It is object-centric relationship.

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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

Using social software to reinvent the customer relationship | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Application , Productivity , Web 2.0 , Product Marketing , Customer Relationship Management (CRM) The elimination of decades of inadequate communication channels will suddenly unleash a tide of many opportunities, as well as challenges, for most organizations.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

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? It is object-centric relationship.

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Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

For that it helps to have formal models of some sort, so we can make sense of, and further enable, learning at individual, community and environmental levels. These days, OODA loops are also applied to understand commercial operations and learning processes.

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My Harvest from a Think Tank on Assessing Collaboration

Michelle Laurie

Our most recent paper was presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference in Toronto (June 2013) via a Think Tank session and provided preliminary reflections on performance improvement and assessment of groups of individuals working together in networks and communities of practice.

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Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

You can read a summary of our five year evaluation of this program here ). We continue to developmentally evaluate as we go, and as a result, each cohort is different, each curriculum is slightly changed and we find new and more relevant ways to introduce people to this practice.

2019 69

Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’m long-winded on the topic of new skills for knowledge workers and learning professionals, even if I don’t quite understand what a learning professional is. Often hard to evaluate with clear causality.

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Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3

Nancy White

I’m long-winded on the topic of new skills for knowledge workers and learning professionals, even if I don’t quite understand what a learning professional is. Social networks, particularly those made possible through online tools, are changing how we learn and work.

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Starting a community of practice - fostering relationships

John Tropea - Delicious Community

We encourage people to retell their stories in these small group conversations as this also helps to foster relationships. To encourage relationship building in the early stages, we run an "Object Sculpture" exercise. The stories which emerge are fascinating and people often learn something completely new about someone they may even have shared an office with.! The common theme is the effort to build relationships in this first meeting.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

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? It is object-centric relationship.

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Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Oct 25 2008 Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 Published by Nancy White at 2:55 pm under communities of practice , events , learning , networks Most of you know me in the non profit world, but Tony Karrer of Tech Empower convinced me I could contribute to a corporate learning event. Learning.

Reading Joyce’s Dubliners With Imaginary Friends | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You could learn two birds with one stone! (I’m

PLUME: five principles of harvesting

Chris Corrigan

It can be documentation, relationships and insight. This means that the record of learning, the meaning the group makes of it and the insights should all be made by the group. And what if collective learning WAS the harvest? Let them do that together and see what is learned.

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

The relationship between the two players is both playful and intimate. How Evaluation Supports Systems Change. An unassuming little article that outlines five key practices that could be the basis of a five-day deep dive into complexity and evaluation.

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Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Oct 25 2008 Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 Published by Nancy White at 2:55 pm under communities of practice , events , learning , networks Most of you know me in the non profit world, but Tony Karrer of Tech Empower convinced me I could contribute to a corporate learning event. Learning.

Online Educa Berlin 2010 Keynote: Building Networked Learning Environments

SocialTech

I was delighted to be invited to keynote at Online Educa Berlin 2010 - one of the world’s foremost e-learning events, which this year attracted well over 2000 learning and training professionals from over 100 countries. Talking about networked learning made me reflect on how much my own practice and thinking benefits from the networks and communities I am part of, and the excellent friendships that have come about as a consequence over the years.

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The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

Model estimation can go wrong because causal relationships are misspecified (as every budding statistician learns, correlation does not imply causation), because crucial variables are omitted, or because models are “over-fitted” to a limited set of data. Cynefin Evaluation Featured

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Stunted

Ken Carroll

Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 About Ken Carroll « Re-thinking language instruction Linear and non-linear learning » Stunted In this New York Times article , David Brooks describes the relationship between China’s ruling elite and its school system. It evaluates talent and ability in an absurdly narrow, stultifying way. I must not have done too bad on the test, as everyone else was told they should learn a trade.

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Performance improvement mindset and taking it for granted

Mathemagenic

I tend to take for granted how much my thinking about learning has been influenced by a performance improvement mindset (which comes, between other things, from doing a master program after using learning as a mean to address various ‘performance gaps’ in practice and then going for HRD specialisation within that program). ‘Taking it for granted’ doesn’t help, because the idea that work is learning and learning is the work is not so obvious.

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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Adding to Chris’s section on Strategy Understand our community’s relationship to other communities and networks in our domain. Reporting structure needs to reflect who can champion the community manager AND, more importantly, steward relationships with other parts of the organization because rarely is an organization’s community important to just one functional area. Work changes constantly so the skills I need to bring to any work have to do with learning.

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It's-not-information-overload-but-filter-failure

Joitske Hulsebosch

If you are less busy and have more time at hand, invest in new relationships or exploring new networks too. Make sure investing in new relationship is not at the detriment of your close ties. Evaluate regularly whether your network is working for you or whether you need to shift gear.

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Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail

Elsua

That way you can see how I have used it as an initial conversation starter to then converse and learn plenty more about other related aspects of that transformation process, and the corresponding change initiatives, that have emerged over the course of time.

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Full Circle Associates " Musings on "community management" Part 2

Nancy White

He speaks of outreach, of reputation of an organization in the world, and of mechanisms of learn from and with groups of people and even the wider world. And, it is about learning. Facilitating learning. Living the learning and creating the next iteration of that learning.

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Communication for mentors

Viv Mcwaters

This got me thinking about specific communication skills needed for mentors, and how this might differ from other situations and/or relationships. I’ve gone back to what I believe is the role of a mentor: to facilitate professional learning. It will also incorporate elements of role modelling, and is a sustained, caring relationship over time. General Learning

Leadership Maxims, Avoiding a CoP Mid-Life Crisis, Library Clips, Knowledge and Learning Toolkit, Ten Commandments for Business Failure

John Tropea - Delicious Community

While some CoPs falter, others mature into dynamic entities that seem to share six characteristics: Clear purpose - The community sets and evaluates clear short-term and long-term goals. Toolkit for Knowledge and Learning. A previous blog post featured the PDF version of Tools for Knowledge and Learning: A Guide for Development and Humanitarian Organizations. This tool is geared especially learning and personal development at professional and managerial levels.

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

Elsua

Indeed, Human Resources is right in the eye of the hurricane in terms of trying to figure out whether it stands, that is, whether it would want to continue sustaining a rather sick, corrupted and disturbing system of mismanaging resources commanded by senior management or whether it would finally want to transform itself into what it should have been in the first place: ( facilitating) Human Relationships. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

2014 215

#fslt12 MOOC – first reflections

Jenny Connected

I may not be involved next year – but whether or not this is the case it is worth thinking about lessons learned from this first offering of #fslt12. Overall, my perception is that the MOOC was a success, although I haven’t seen any of the evaluations yet.

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Elsua

There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.

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