Director of Educational Research and Evaluation, Harvard College Institutional Research, Harvard University

Title: Using Logical Models for Project Planning and Evaluation

Abstract:  A logic model is a visual representation of a theory of action or map guiding the design and implementation of a program or intervention. It is a valuable tool for building a relevant evaluation design. This workshop provides a primer on logic modeling and demonstrates how to use logic models as a tool for planning and evaluation. The overarching goals of the workshop are to: 1) Introduce logic models as an effective tool for planning design, implementation, and evaluation; 2) Practice the elements of a logic model; 3) Provide guidance in appropriate steps for building a logic model for an intervention, program or initiative and 4) Practice using logic models to develop evaluation questions and indicators of success. This will be a hands-on workshop. We encourage participants to bring their own ideas or examples for projects that they are currently working on.

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Venue: TU411

Facilitators: Dr. Fridolin Ting (AMA) and Dr. Ronnie H. Shroff (AMA)


Chair Professor of the Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University of Science

Title: Key to the success of e-learning studies- Strategies of finding innovative research topics

Abstract: The advancement of computing and communication technologies has significantly changed the conception of teaching and learning in the past decades. Such a paradigm shift has attracted the attention of researchers from both the fields of computer science and education technology, who have tried to conduct various experimental e-learning studies to improve students’ learning performances. However, it is found that finding a valuable and innovative research topic is a challenging task for most researchers. Many papers submitted to well recognized journals are rejected owing to the lack of innovations in the studies. In this talk, Prof. Hwang is going to present the strategies for finding innovative e-learning research topics as well as the criteria of publishing a quality paper. In addition, several authentic examples will be given to demonstrate how the value of an e-learning study can be promoted.

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Venue: W208

Facilitators: Dr. Fridolin Ting (AMA) and Dr. Ronnie H. Shroff (AMA)