Longer, more in-depth virtual professional development is here! As of July 2011, 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.
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
|eStudy with 3 Contact Hours Total
eStudy with 6 Contact Hours Total
One Year of AEA Membership
Upcoming eStudy Courses
In-Progress eStudy Courses
eStudy 031: An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Effective Reporting Techniques for Evaluators - Kylie Hutchinson
Dates: Monday & Wednesday, June 17 & 19, 2:00 to 3:30pm Eastern Time
Length: 3 total contact hours
Description: As an evaluator you are conscientious about conducting the best evaluation possible, but how much thought do you give to communicating your results effectively? Do you consider your job complete after submitting a lengthy final report? Reporting is an important skill for evaluators who care about seeing their results disseminated widely and recommendations actually implemented.
This eStudy course will be presented in 2 90-minute sessions:
Day 1: overview of three key principles of effective reporting and its role in effective evaluation
Day 2: innovative reporting techniques
Presenter: Kylie Hutchinson has served since 2005 as the trainer for the Canadian Evaluation Society's Essential Skills Series (ESS) in British Columbia. Her interest in dissemination and communications stems from twenty years of experience in the field of evaluation.
Registration is now closed.
eStudy 032: Creating Surveys to Measure Performance and Assess Needs - Michelle Kobayashi
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays June 18, 20, 25, & 27, 3:00 to 4:30 pm Eastern Time
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.
This eStudy will occur in four 90-minute sessions and will include preparation materials sent before, between, and after the sessions.
Day 1: How to select the right survey method, select the right sample and increase survey response
Day 2: How to develop an effective survey instrument
Day 3: How to analyze survey data, including controlling for non-response bias
Day 4: How to report useful results to a wide variety of stakeholders; Barriers, and ways to surmount those barriers, to using survey results
Presenter: Michelle Kobayashi is co-author of Citizen Surveys: a comprehensive guide to making them matter (International City/County Management Association, 2009). She has over 25 years of experience in performance measurement and needs assessment, and has conducted scores of workshops on research and evaluation methods for community based organizations, local government employees, elected officials and students.
Registration is now closed.
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 020: Introduction to Evaluation - Tom Chapel
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 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