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In-depth eStudy courses offer a deep dive into top-of-mind evaluation themes and topics. Open to both members and nonmembers alike, eStudies provide a diverse learning experience where collaboration is encouraged.

Key things to know before registering:

      • eStudy courses are recorded and made available for 14 days to all paid registrants
      • 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.

eStudy 093: Introduction to Usability/UX Testing for Evaluators

Presenters:Kay Corry Aubrey, Usabiility Consultant, Usability Resources Inc.

Dates: September 18, 12:00-1:30pm (EST); September 20, 12:00-1:30pm (EST)

In this session you will gain an understanding of what usability testing is, when to use it, the language of usability/User Experience and techniques for blending it with other qualitative methods. You be introduced to best practices for planning, moderating, analyzing and reporting on a usability study. You will also learn approaches to take when running a usability study at different points in a product’s development (e.g., concept, early prototype, released product). You will gain hands-on experience with heuristic reviews and be exposed to other methods for evaluating the usability of interactive products.

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eStudy 094: The M&E Map: How to systematically describe and measure any project

Presenters: Errol Goetsch, Founder, 4Sight Prediction Solutions Pty. Ltd.

Dates: October 9, 12:00-1:30pm (EDT); October 11, 12:00-1:30pm (EST); October 16, 12:00-1:30pm (EDT); October 18, 12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

This eStudy will introduce evaluators to the world of M&E and give existing professionals new tools and a common language for monitoring and evaluating any project in the international development aid sector. This course is for anyone who interacts with and wants to influence donors, sponsors, regulators, lobbyists, media, beneficiaries, Government departments, aid agencies, service providers, program or project or partner managers and staff and project designers or auditors, using a language and system that elegantly captures the key features of each and every project, using words, numbers and pictures.

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eStudy 095: Engaging the Whole System in Evidence Gathering, Advocacy and Action

Presenters: Kanti Gopal Kovvali, Author, Organizational Unlearning Specialist, Visiting Faculty TISS and NMIMS

Dates: October 23, 12:00-1:30pm (EDT); October 25, 12:00-1:30pm (EST); October 30, 12:00-1:30pm (EDT); November 1, 12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

The eStudy will expose participants to a radically different evaluation process that is rapid, transformational and sustainable. The eStudy will help participants to change their paradigms about evaluation, introduce new methodologies and tools and transfrom their orientation from doing good research to facilitating transformational research.

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