Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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The OL-ECB Commons Project: Refining the open source repository

Session Number: 2248
Track: Organizational Learning & Evaluation Capacity Building
Session Type: Think Tank
Tags: Evaluation capacity building, Open Source, organisational learning
Session Facilitator: Sally L Bond [Program Evaluation Consultant - The Program Evaluation Group, LLC]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Thomas Archibald [Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist - Virginia Tech]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Erin Bock [Director of Research and Evaluation - The Sherwood Foundation]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Catherine Nameth [Program Director - UCLA, Extension, Dean's Office]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Jacqueline H. Singh [Founder, Executive Evaluation & Program Advisor - Qualitative Advantage, LLC]
Time: Nov 09, 2017 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
Room: Delaware B

Other Authors: Joseph Bauer
Director of Survey Research, Statistics & Evaluation Center
American Cancer Society
Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

A commons is a shared asset that benefits multiple stakeholders. A digital “information commons” is an open source repository of information and resources. The leadership of the Organizational Learning & Evaluation Capacity Building Topical Interest Group (OL-ECB TIG) is in the process of developing and populating the OL-ECB Commons to house resources that support TIG members’ efforts to facilitate organizational learning and build evaluation capacity. The purpose of this think tank will be to present what we have developed, invite comments and suggestions for improvement, identify additional content, and seek volunteers to help manage and curate the Commons.

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