How do we track the impact of data and documents once we’ve “let it out” into the wild for anyone to use, reuse, reappropriate, and open up for re-downloading? That’s the question I’m looking at this week, and that I’ve been thinking about for the last couple of days. more >
How do you make a masterplan for evaluation into a reality? (If you haven’t read the evaluation master plan – you’re missing out - it’s here.)
We’re asking our upcoming Digital Edge project partners to use ‘micro-narrative’ approach to evaluation to understand how their work brings about change (I know – sounds fancy doesn’t it?). In the spirit of openness this blog is partly so that everyone we’re working with can know what all these strange triangles and requests for stories are trying to do. On the other hand, for anyone who is thinking of using storytelling evaluation in their work, this might help you on your journey. more >
Part of the reason no one’s cracked measuring social value is that it doesn’t exist as an objective ‘thing’. Value is inherently subjective, so it’s no surprise that project leads, partners and funders all fight over particular measures. Really they’re all just fighting over measuring what they think matters the most.
Over the summer I’ve been working on a project the Open Resource Bank for Interactive Teaching (ORBIT) – an OER wiki hosting Teacher Education resources for Professional Development on interactive pedagogy, particularly using ICT. It’s still a work in progress prior to the project end in September, and to an extent it’ll still be in progress after that (although, to an extent we very much want it to be – it is a wiki after all!), but do give it a look. The site also hosts a few other teacher education Wikis (OER4School more >