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Supermetrics: how to easily collect Analytics and YouTube data NEW
euforic 3 Days, 10 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Collecting and charting data from your YouTube and Google Analytics can be a time consuming process and not a very enjoyable one, as I’m sure you are aware of...But there’re some good news here. And it’s called Supermetrics.What is...
Learning - sharing what we know we know NEW
euforic 6 Days, 10 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Here's a terrible story whose details we'll hide. It’s from an excellent, well regarded development agency where around 1998 a smart, experienced project manager learned in a country programme that a particular approach didn’t work, it up...
Power up your Google Sheets with Apps Scripts NEW
euforic 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Google Sheets and Docs are very powerful, flexible tools for data collection and analysis. But do you know that there's a lot more you can do with both Sheets and Docs, using free tools or just a bit of extra coding? And even if you are not a program...
How to create an M&E dashboard using Google Apps NEW
euforic 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Last year we did a fair amount of work with IDRC to set up a KM platform for a new collaborative research program. In the follow up to that project, we developed an M&E system for the program, using the same technology infrastructure used to buil...
R4D dashboard: Visualize web access to DFID funded research NEW
euforic 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Collecting traffic and usage statistics for a website or portal can be a very time consuming and tedious task. And in most cases you end up compiling monthly or quarterly report for managers and donors that will be shared as email attachments - and a...
How to create a monitoring and evaluation dashboard NEW
euforic 1 Month, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
So you have a website, a blog, the usual social media channels on Twitter/Facebook/YouTube, maybe a series of RSS feeds. On top of this, your organization or research programme also publishes original content, or indexes content produced by others in...
Facilitating emergent conversations – variants on Samoan Circles and Fishbowls NEW
euforic 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Trying to ensure that the brains and experience of all participants are brought into the room is one of the more enjoyable challenges of facilitation. It’s mainly a question of finding the right balance of different approaches since there are s...
How do we know we’re learning? NEW
euforic 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
“We will live or die by our critical reflection and ability to internalize learning”, said Darren Saywell, Wash Director, Plan International, in a recent online Q&A on sanitation. That “there is an over-emphasis on Knowledg...
Collaboration for teams and projects using Google Apps NEW
euforic 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Online collaboration is a fact of life in International Development programmes. Teams and individuals are scattered across organizations, across countries and regions, as well as time zones. Sadly, we hear more grumbling about platforms and processes...
Payment by Results - the conversation continues NEW
euforic 4 Months, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The Vietnamese Women’s Union (VWU) is a key partner in the sanitation program run by Thrive Networks (ex East Meets West). Keen to understand how the program operates on the ground, and especially to understand more about the Payment by Re...
Learning in CHOBA – an Output Based sanitation programme in Vietnam NEW
euforic 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Output Based Aid (OBA) – or Payment by Results (PBR) is a controversial approach to the funding of Development programmes. It’s radically different to what we might call the trust-based approaches that have been dominant in Development an...
Learning about Learning - telling stories and reflecting on change NEW
euforic 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Telling stories, as a way of sharing and ‘storing’ knowledge has been part of the culture of our species since we first started talking to each other.WALANGARI KARNTAWARRA "SONGLINES"And storytelling has been recognized as a central tool...
Learning about learning - Stories of change NEW
euforic 6 Months, 33 Minutes ago
We set ourselves quite a target for the three and a half hour workshop on a Friday afternoon, on the last day of the five-day WEDC 2014 conference, that we described in a previous blog. We proposed to explore the relationship between Knowledge, Actio...
Learning about Learning with East meets West NEW
euforic 6 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
"In the WASH sector there is a plethora of information, but not always the ability or willingness to learn, both as organisations and individuals. Effective knowledge systems requires organisations to embed knowledge and learning in day to day work i...
Multiple KM4Dev NEW
euforic 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
An extended vocabulary for KM4Dev to describe ourselves now and in the future was one of John Smith's major contributions as part of his consultancy on KM4Dev futures. This vocabulary was introduced along with a framework illustrated below to help en...
Upstream in a social learning process NEW
euforic 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
“Social learning: A change in understanding that goes beyond the individual and spreads within communities or groups through social interactions between people1”. The process sounds benign in this simple definition of a multifaceted proce...
Are you digitally competent? NEW
euforic 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
So you are on the West Manhattan cycleway on your way to work at the mission in the UN and a US airways Airbus A320-200 crash-lands, deafeningly, on the Hudson river beside you. Being a well-trained diplomat you respond coolly. You assess the situati...
Capacity Development 2 - Behavioural Competencies in a Digital World NEW
euforic 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
There can’t be many tenser moments in life than following behind your child as she cycles, more or less steadily, on a main road towards a busy roundabout, and then wobbles as she raises her right arm out to signal and turns her head quickly to...
CTA web2.0 and social media trainings - What have we learnt? NEW
euforic 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Over recent years, CTA web2.0 and social media training programme has become a flagship initiative of the organization, receiving positive feedback from participants and host institutions and being awarded the WSIS Project Prize 2013 in the...
Using ICT with older people - a workshop with HelpAge International NEW
euforic 1 Year, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Help Age International (HAI) has been working with older people across the world for over 30 years. It’s far from being the sexiest end of development, so there’s little money and less attention from many major donors and Foundations. Tha...