Google’s Evaluation Course: Using Empowerment Evaluation Resources and Tools to Build Evaluation Capacity and Change Organizational Culture
Session Number: 1656
Track: Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment Evaluation
Session Type: Demonstration
Tags: capacity building, computer science education, David Fetterman, empowerment evaluation, evaluation training, Google, instruction, Jason Ravitz, Pacifica Graduate Institute, peer feedback, Professional development, self-assessment
Discussant: Stewart Donaldson [Dean & Director - Claremont Graduate University]
Session Facilitator: Jason Ravitz, Ph.D. [Education Outreach Evaluation Manager - Google]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Jason Ravitz, Ph.D. [Education Outreach Evaluation Manager - Google]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: David M Fetterman [President - Fetterman & Associates]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Stewart Donaldson [Dean & Director - Claremont Graduate University]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Patricia Rogers [Professor - ANZSOG Aust & NZ Schl of Govt]
Time: Oct 28, 2016 (04:30 PM - 05:15 PM)
Room: Atrium Ballroom B
Audience Level: Beginner
Other Information: We have 2 speakers: Jason Ravitz and David Fetterman
We have 2 discussants: Stewart Donaldson and Patricia Rogers.
Google is investing in evaluation capacity building to maximize impact and learning from its work, especially in computer science education. One way we are elevating evaluation at Google is by piloting an internal evaluation course. This course is part of our internal suite of professional development learning opportunities and is coupled with resources (slide decks and worksheets) that we’ve made available to all employees. Participants rate the training highly (95%+ positive ratings). One design highlight is that peers are able provide each other feedback on their evaluation proposals prior to these being routed to experts for additional review. This is consistent with empowerment evaluation, where the participants themselves take the lead on planning and implementing evaluations. The course is also being exported for use by other organizations, including Pacifica Graduate Institute to train doctoral students. Additional details and information about course availability will be shared at the session.
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