This session was filled with Evaluation's heavy hitters; John Gargani, Michael Scriven, Susan Kistler, Beverly Parsons, Tyra Good, and Christina Segerholm. It was a good mix of optimism and pessimism with a touch of motivation. Here are my cartoons…
The evaluation conference is officially underway. Here are some of my cartoons from the opening plenary.
This is a rare double post day. Shawn Achor’s TEDx talk is a nice fun presentation making for a good Friday afternoon diversion. Here it is…
I didn’t get a post up last night because I was writing this one for AEA365. Instead of repeating myself, here is the link: Chris Lysy on Attending the AEA Annual Conference.
The web provides a showcase for short documentaries, which is great for all of us. Shanty Town Cinderellas is a nice one, did you take your prom for granted? Here is the vimeo description: For young people in the run-down suburbs of Cape Town, the graduation ball is a real dance of freedom, proof that […]
Ok, so this video is ancient in internet years. It was released all the way back in December of 2007 and, according to the site, it’s been viewed over 12 million times. If you have not seen the video, watch, it’s a great example of using simple animation to help tell a story. You can […]
Lately I’ve been bothered by the term blogosphere. Maybe it’s because I hate being roped together with people like Andrew Breitbart. Or maybe it’s because I hear blogosphere being used as if it was a source in its own right, like some sort of online collective consciousness that breaks stories and is somehow responsible for traditional journalism’s impending doom. […]
I’ve had a busy and productive year. Of course, if you follow this blog, you would not know it. Some of the highlights include giving a presentation on web analytics, building a community of practice for a federal grantee, creating a social network for a local eval group, and helping a friend put together a […]
Earlier today I read a nice post by UNC Sociologist and Family Inequality blogger Philip N. Cohen. The post, Stop that feminist viral statistic meme, traced a popular feminism meme down to its source. If you don’t feel like clicking, here is the gist of the meme from Cohen’s post “While women represent half the global […]
For some reason this post, published in the summer, has found a home in the back of my head. The article is titled “YouTube Better at Funny Cat Videos Than Educational Content, Professors Say.” Here is the gist, when you search YouTube for some academic topic you are much more likely to find popular low quality […]