A Tip-a-Day by and for Evaluators - AEA365. My name is Kylie Hutchinson.
I am an independent evaluation consultant with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. In addition to evaluation consulting and capacity building, I tweet at @EvaluationMaven and co-host the monthly evaluation podcast, Adventures in Evaluation along with my colleague @JamesWCoyle. When I started out in evaluation 26 years ago, I was focused on being a good methodologist and statistician. After deciding to work primarily with NGOs I learned the importance of being a good program planner. Employing a participatory approach required me to become a competent facilitator and consensus-builder. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining.
Hot Tip: You don’t have to do it all. Hot Tip: Take baby steps. Hot Tip: If you can, strategically select those evaluations that will expose you to a new desired area, e.g. mobile data collection or use of a new software. Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? No tags Hello! Hi! Aea365 Content Curation. My name is Susan Kistler and I am the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director.
This is the last in a short aea365 series on content curation. Thursday focused on how evaluators (researchers, professionals, students, others) can use content curation. Yesterday, I took a look at four content curation tools: BagTheWeb, Connotea, pearltrees, and Scoop.it. Today, I’m hoping that others might be interested in expanding on this project. Hot Tip: Want to get involved? Tool reviewers: If you want to review a specific tool, you’d need to set up an account for a tool, use the list of links that may be found here to gain an understanding of how the tools works and so that we’re all comparing similar uses, and then write up a review for aea365 and add to the chart above.Curators: If you want to help curate for evaluation and applied research, I’m in search of people who want to keep an eye on specific outposts, discussions, etc. and add to the curation.
RescueTime Lite. Some things you can do with a RescueTime premium account Track time away from the computer Manually track phone calls, time in meetings, or your morning commute.
Block distracting websites to stay focused RescueTime can temporarily block access to websites you've designated as distracting so you can stay on task. Get alerts when you achieve your daily goals Keep yourself accountable with alerts for time spent in different activities. Get more details in your reports See time spent on individual web pages and documents. Plus all premium accounts come with a 14-day free trial! Aea365 RescueTime. My name is John Paul Manning and I’m an independent data analyst, which means I spend a lot of time working on my computer and it also means that I’m always struggling with fair billing.
I’m contributing a favorite tool to shortcuts week because for me it has been a faster, easier, way to do project time tracking (and to stay on task). Rad Resource – RescueTime ( RescueTime is a SAAS (software as a service) program that runs in the background on your computer and tracks what application or what internet site you are actively engaged with at any given time. It then creates reports that you can review (and if you have employees that you could review with your employees) regarding how one’s computer time is used. It comes in a solo lite version that is free and has met my needs, and a solo pro version for $6/month. Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Evaluation · time management No comments yet. TimeCult. Inspiration Lab.