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Webinar: Checklists for Improving Evaluation Practice

Posted on May 11, 2015 by , , in

Presenter(s): Emma Perk, Goldie MacDonald, Lori Wingate
Date(s): June 10, 2015
Time: 1-1:45 p.m. EDT
Recording: http://bit.ly/Webinar-Check

The World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist has increased patient safety and even saved lives. Checklists have been used in aviation since the 1930s with immeasurable contributions to flight safety. Checklists are used in a wide array of professions to minimize error and enhance quality. What can checklists do for your evaluation practice? In this 45-minute webinar, Lori Wingate will provide an overview of the form and function of checklists, highlight evaluation checklists developed by some of the field’s leading practitioners, and share basic information on how to use these checklists to improve practice. Goldie MacDonald, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will share her experience with checklist development and use in the evaluation of public health programs. Webinar participants will learn how to access and use a range of checklists designed to enhance day-to-day practice.

This session is an extended version of the American Evaluation Association coffee break webinar (bit.ly/aea-webinars) held on April 23, 2015. The same great content—and more—is being made available to the public via EvaluATE’s free webinar series.

Resources:
Handout
Slides
Webinar Coordination Checklist
The Evaluation Center Checklists

Webinar: Evaluation and Research in the ATE Program

Posted on November 10, 2014 by , , , in

Presenter(s): Jason Burkhardt, Kirk Knestis, Lori Wingate, Will Tyson
Date(s): December 10, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST
Recording: http://youtu.be/QoIZMreQ60I?t=12s

The Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development (http://bit.ly/nsf-ies_guide) define the National Science Foundation’s and Department of Education’s shared understanding and expectations regarding types of research and development projects funded by these agencies. Issued in 2013, these guidelines represent a major step toward clarifying and unifying the NSF’s and Department of Education’s policies regarding research and development, particularly with regard to different types of research and development projects and the nature of evidence needed for each type. In this webinar, we’ll provide an orientation to these relatively new guidelines; clarify the distinctions between research, development, and evaluation; and learn about targeted research within NSF’s Advanced Technological Education program.

Presenters:
Lori Wingate, Director of EvaluATE
Kirk Knestis, CEO of Hezel Associates
Will Tyson, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida and PI for the ATE-funded research project, PathTech

Resources:
Slide PDF
Overview of the Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development
Checklists for the Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development
Edith Gummer’s Presentation on the Common Guidelines at the 2014 ATE PI Conference
PathTech Guide
Evaluation of NSF ATE Program Research and Development