New Material

Blog entry -

I recently read Anne K. Emery’s blog ‘A two-hour turnaround: How to transform a text-heavy report into a visual-lite report’. It’s a great piece – it explains how some simple design tweaks, such as cover images, text-hierarchy, colour-coding, intentional page-breaks and visuals, can drastically improve a report’s layout and make the content much easier to read.

Resources -
Qualitative Chart Chooser 3.0 is an updated version of Stephanie Evergreen and Jennifer Lyons attempt to organise different ways to show qualitative data. It shows in a simple way what charts are appropriate for the story you want to tell with your data.
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Workshop Content Intercultural communication Application of cultural lens on practitioner’s tools Workshop Outcomes Participants will: Gain a greater understanding of the historical, political, economic and social issues that impact on Aboriginal people and communities Explore what methodological practices have been found to be culturally relevant in Indigenous communities?

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Peer assessment can provide additional benefits beyond self-assessment – in particular, the opportunity for peer learning through the review process.
Evaluation Option -
Associations from different but related sectors and fields can be useful places to find useful events and training, network connections, and ideas.
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This report by Greet Peersman and Patricia Rogers for the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) identifies four potential pathways towards professionalisation within the context of the AES: 1) Ad hoc, disconnected activities; 2) Focused, connected and strategic activities; 3) Voluntary credentialing of evaluators; and 4) Regulated and licensed profession. The main recommendation of the report is that the AES follow a pathway of focused, connected and strategic activities, with a view to considering a voluntary credentialing process down the track. A major feature of this report is the exploration of 41 activities and approaches that can be used to advance the professionalisation of monitoring and evaluation. These activities are likely to be of considerable interest to others who are undertaking or planning evaluation capacity strengthening activities.