In this webinar, EvaluATE staff will help ATE grantees prepare for the upcoming annual ATE survey (which takes place February 15 – March 15). We will review changes for 2012 (the 2012 questionnaire is one-third shorter than the 2011 version!), address frequently asked questions (both substantive and technical), and clarify definitions. We’ll also discuss how to use the information grantees report on the survey for other purposes (e.g., internal, formative evaluation and annual reporting to NSF) and use aggregate results for benchmarking grant progress against other ATE projects and centers.
ATE grantees are using the Web for outreach, instruction, professional development, dissemination, and more. As the Web becomes more central to the activities and deliverables of ATE grants, evaluation strategies need to keep pace. In this webinar featuring Karl Kapp, ATE evaluator and noted expert on e-learning, we’ll share recent research on webinar, social media, and website evaluation practices.
The focus of this webinar is on helping new ATE grantees and evaluators understand the role of evaluation in ATE grants, particularly on administrative/managerial aspects of evaluation. At the start of a new grant, it’s important for grant staff and evaluators to be clear about their responsibilities, deliverables, timelines, procedures, and information needs with respect to evaluation. This webinar will be a live Q&A session with an panel of experts who have extensive experience with and diverse perspectives on ATE evaluation, including Eileen Lewis (University of California – Berkeley, Cañada College, and former co-Lead of the ATE program), Jane Ostrander (PI, Problem-Based Learning), John Kmiec (Evaluator, Pearl River Community College ATE grant), and EvaluATE staff. These ATE veterans will answer participants’ questions and share tips and tools to facilitate the implementation and management of ATE project and center evaluations.
It’s that time of year again, when we are just a couple of short months away from the due date for the next round of ATE proposals. Join us as we review the elements of an ATE proposal’s evaluation component and how to use it to strengthen your submission. We’ll discuss how to tie evaluation tasks to the grant’s goals and objectives and how to be sure the evaluation is responsive to NSF’s expectations for ATE projects and centers. Wondering how to incorporate evaluation into your budget? Need advice on how you can convey that you’ll use evaluation for project improvement? This webinar will help you integrate evaluation into your project work and clearly discuss the project-evaluation relationship in your proposal.
In this webinar, Liz Teles (of Teles Consulting and former co-lead for NSF’s ATE program) will share some helpful hints and fatal flaws related to evaluation plans in ATE proposals. Check out the one-page and expanded versions of her 10 Helpful Hints and 10 Fatal Flaws
10 Helpful Hints and 10 Fatal Flaws: Writing Better Evaluation Sections in Your Proposals (long)
10 Helpful Hints and 10 Fatal Flaws: Writing Better Evaluation Sections in Your Proposals (short)
You know your project’s goals. And you know you need to measure your progress toward reaching them. You probably even know whether a survey questionnaire would help you measure that progress. But what sort of questions belong on a survey instrument? And how should they be worded? This webinar will explain the questionnaire development process, using ATE survey work as examples. Along with the EvaluATE team, Candiya Mann will showcase her work and we’ll feature Wayne Welch as a discussant, sharing his process of establishing face and content validity with a method that is practical for most ATE projects and centers. Both examples emphasize the importance of thinking from a measurement perspective to get more trustworthy data.
The 2010 ATE program solicitation says that PIs “should establish claims as to the project’s effectiveness, and the evaluative activities should provide evidence on the extent to which the claims are realized.” This webinar will walk ATE evaluators and PIs through a five-step process, which includes
-identifying claims worthy of evaluative investigation
-defining how to measure impact in meaningful, yet practical ways
-determining how to make a strong case that the ATE project caused the observed impact
-setting up performance standards to aid in interpreting evaluation results