eStudy

Longer, more in-depth virtual professional development is here! We are happy to host evaluation’s hottest workshop presenters in Professional Development eStudy. Via this site, you can view and PREregister for upcoming eStudy courses. PD eStudy courses are offered in real-time, live, via webinar, and are 3 or 6 hours long, broken into multiple 90 minute sessions.

Key things to know before registering:
  • eStudy courses will be recorded and made available for 14 days to all paid registrants, beginning in January 2013
  • Your registration for an eStudy course covers all sessions for that course
  • There will be a short homework assignment, requiring an hour or less of your time, between sessions
  • Registration will close five business days in advance of the first session meeting
  • The webinar operates through GoToWebinar. Check your computer's requirements here.
Registration: Save time and money by learning through live eStudy courses with no travel needed to attend. Registration fees are based on the length of the full eStudy course and are parallel to the registration fees for the workshops when offered live at AEA's annual conference. Each registration is for a single person. We do not have group registration for eStudy offerings at this time. Once registration closes we can no longer accept anymore registrations. Some eStudy webinars maybe repeated and you may view current offerings anytime on this page.

COMPARISON OF eSTUDY REGISTRATION FEES


MEMBER NONMEMBER
STUDENT STUDENT NONMEMBER
eStudy with 3 Contact Hours Total
$75
$100
$40
$55
eStudy with 6 Contact Hours Total
$150
$200
$80
$110
One Year of AEA Membership
$85

$30


Upcoming eStudy Courses

eStudy 048: Empowerment Evaluation- David Fetterman
Dates
: Tuesday, Septemember 16th and Wednesday, Septemeber 24th from 3:00pm-4:30pm EST
Length: 3/6 total contact hours

Description:Empowerment evaluation builds program capacity and fosters program improvement.  It teaches people to help themselves by learning how to evaluate their own programs.  Key concepts include:  a critical friend, cycles of reflection and action, and a community of learners.  Principles guiding the approach include: improvement, capacity building, social justice, and accountability.  The basic steps of empowerment evaluation include:  1) establishing a mission or unifying purpose; 2) taking stock – creating a baseline to measure growth and improvement; and 3) planning for the future – establishing goals and strategies to achieve objectives, as well as credible evidence to monitor change.  This eStudy will also highlight the use of an empowerment evaluation dashboard to monitor progress, provide opportunities to make mid-course corrections, foster learning, and enhance accountability. The dashboard consists of a baseline, goals, and benchmarks or milestones.  In addition, in includes a record of actual performance. The actual performance is compared with benchmarks and goals to assess progress towards goals.  The role of the evaluator is that of a coach or facilitator in an empowerment evaluation, since the group is in charge of the evaluation itself.  The workshop will also highlight how empowerment evaluation produces real world measurable outcomes.

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eStudy 049: Data Visualization for Evaluation: Critical Thinking Skills, Design Principles, and Technical How-Tos- Ann Emery
Dates
: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 and Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
Length: 3/6 total contact hours 

Description: Want to visualize your data, but not sure where to start? Have a gut feeling that you’re not getting the most out of common software like Microsoft Excel? This eStudy is for you!

Effective data visualization requires two skillsets: critical thinking skills to match stakeholders’ information needs and data literacy level, and technical skills to build visualizations in software programs. During this eStudy, you’ll learn to select appropriate chart types; emphasize key findings with color; and take the guesswork out of your graphs through titles, subtitles, and annotations. You’ll also learn four techniques for creating advanced visualizations in Microsoft Excel. We’ll conclude with strategies for sharing visualizations through animated videos, handouts, slidedocs, social media, and dashboards. Want a preview of the content? Visit www.annkemery.com.  

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In-Progress eStudy Courses

eStudy 047: Creating Surveys To Measure Performance and Assess Needs- Michelle Kobayashi
Dates:
Tuesday, August 19th, Thursday August 21st, Tuesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 28th from 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
Length: 6 total contact hours
Description:
Surveys for program evaluation, performance measurement, or needs assessment can provide excellent information for evaluators. However, developing effective surveys requires an eye both to unbiased question design as well as to how the results of the survey will be used. Neglecting these two aspects impacts the success of the survey.

This eStudy course will use lecture and homework assignments to review guidelines for survey development. We will use two national surveys, one used for measuring the performance of local governments and the other to assess the needs of older adults, to inform the creation of our own survey instruments.


Past eStudy Courses

eStudy 001: Nonparametric Statistics - Jennifer Catrambone

eStudy 002: Utilization-Focused Evaluation - Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy 003: An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Effective Reporting Techniques for Evaluators - Kylie Hutchinson

eStudy 004: Social Network Analysis - Kimberly Fredericks

eStudy 005: Applications of Correlation and Regression: Mediation, Moderation, and More - Dale Berger

eStudy 006: Empowerment Evaluation - David Fetterman

eStudy 007: Introduction to Evaluation - Tom Chapel

eStudy 008: Creating Surveys to Measure Performance and Assess Needs - Michelle Kobayashi

eStudy 009: Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Evaluators - Katherine McKnight

eStudy 010: Using Theories and Frameworks of Evaluation Practice to Inform and Improve our Work - Christina Christie

eStudy 011: Beginner Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use - Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy 012: Intermediate Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use - Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy 013: Getting Started: Introductory Consulting Skills for Evaluators - Gail Barrington

eStudy 014: Focus Group Research: Understanding, Designing and Implementing - Michelle Revels

eStudy 015: An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Effective Reporting Techniques for Evaluators - Kylie Hutchinson

eStudy 016: Social Network Analysis for Beginners - Kimberly Fredericks

eStudy 017: Social Network Analysis for Intermediates - Kimberly Fredericks

eStudy 018: Nonparametric Statistics: What to Do When Your Data is Skewed or Your Sample Size is Small - Jennifer Camacho Catrambone

eStudy 019: Building Interactive Dashboards with Tableau - Daniel Hom

eStudy 020: Introduction to Evaluation - Tom Chapel

eStudy 021: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Planning for Programs/Projects - Scott Chaplowe

eStudy 022: Creating Surveys to Measure Performance and Assess Needs - Michelle Kobayashi

eStudy 023: Applications of Correlation and Regression: Mediation, Moderation, and More - Dale Berger

eStudy 024: Creating and Automating Dashboards Using MS Word and Excel - Agata Jose-Ivanina & Ann Emery

eStudy 025: Getting Started: Introductory Consulting Skills for Evaluators - Gail Barrington 

eStudy 026: Causal Loop Diagrams for Conceptualization, Explanation, and Presentation - Jeff Wasbes

eStudy 027: Empowerment Evaluation - David Fetterman

eStudy 028: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Planning for Programs/Projects - Scott Chaplowe

eStudy 029: Staying Power: Intermediate Consulting Skills for Evaluators - Gail Barrington 

eStudy 030: Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Evaluators - Katherine McKnight

eStudy 031: An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Effective Reporting Techniques for Evaluators - Kylie Hutchinson

eStudy 032: Creating Surveys to Measure Performance and Assess Needs - Michelle Kobayashi

eStudy 033: The Twelve Steps of Data Cleaning: Strategies For Dealing with Dirty Data - Jennifer Morrow

 

eStudy 034: Intermediate & Advanced Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information System) in Evaluation - David Robinson & Tarek Azzam

eStudy 035: Focus Group Research: Understanding, Designing and Implementing - Michelle Revels

eStudy 036: Practical Evaluation: An Overview and Introduction for Those New to Evaluation - Thomas Chapel

eStudy 037: Essentials of Utilization-Focused Evaluation - Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy 038: Reality Counts: Participatory methods for Engaging Vulnerable and Under-Represented Person in M&E- Mary Crave, Kerry Zaleski and Tererai Trent

eStudy 039: Practice Strategies for Managing Problem Behavior in Small Groups- Bob Kahle



eStudy 041: Beginning Developmental EvaluationMichael Quinn Patton

eStudy 040:Digital Qualitative: leveraging Technology for Deeper Insight
 - Bob Kahle

eStudy 042:
 
Intermediate Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use - Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy043: Nonparametric Stats- Jennifer Catrambone

eStudy 045: Practical Regression Analysis for Evaluation- Jeff Wasbes

eStudy 046: Staying Power: Intermediate Consulting Skills for Evaluators- Gail Barrington