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Effective evaluations

Evaluation measures for CTLCs allow leaders to improve services and seek funding. It is quite important, therefore, thatleaders take these measures seriously.

It is not enough to count the number of participants in a workshop or a class offered for a discount rate. It is the learning that needsto be measured. So, evaluation measures need to be BOTH qualitative (anecdotes, impressions) and quantitative (hard numbers). The twoconstitute a credible evaluation process.

There are several evaluation measurement rubrics available. They need to work closely with your context, your community,your culture.

Suggested Reading:

Teachers Without Borders' research team strongly suggests that NGOs or other civil society groups adapt a suitableevaluation design to their existing needs and to take seriously the elements of such a design in their own training materials. We recommendhighly the frameworks established by ALNAP - The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action ALNAP is aninternational, inter-agency forum working to improve learning, accountability, and quality across the humanitarian sector. Read more here .

Resources

There are several ways in which Teachers Without Borders CTLCs can spawn businesses. Some were already discussed in the"Sustainability" section. Here are some websites to generate more ideas:

Online Resources:

World Corps

This organization focuses on issues of sustainability in developing nations by empowering and training youngadults worldwide to become effective business entrepreneurs, community leaders, and global citizens.

Digital Partners

Digital Partners taps the power of the digital economy to develop market-based solutions that benefit the world's poor. Pleasemake certain you read about their case studies , which are enlightening models of what can occur in your own community.

E-commerce for Arts and Crafts

Locally made products, including handicrafts and traditional foods, are sold nationwide and around the world throughe-commerce. Sri Lanka and Kuala Lumpur are poised to follow Thailand's lead.

Assignment 2: reflective reading

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Assignment 2: Reflective Reading

  • Write Focused Freewrites for any 2 different resources given on the previous pages. (The length of each Focused Freewrite is 2-3 paragraphs.)
    A Focused Freewrite is when you use a phrase or sentence from something you've read as a trigger for free-formwriting; that is, you write any thoughts, questions, or stories that come to mind as it relates to the trigger phrase or sentence.Sometimes you'll stick to the trigger topic and sometimes your mind will wander into seemingly unrelated places. Give yourselfpermission to move between "wandering" and coming back to writing about the topic.
  • Please be sure to write the trigger phrase or sentence at the top of each Focused Freewrite in quotation marks and give the title of thearticle or source.

Assignment 3: connecting learning to a need

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Assignment 3: Assessing Your Community

From the reading, your own knowledge, and possibly interviewing others in your local community, please answer the followingquestions:

  • What excites you or intrigues you about starting and sustaining a Teachers Without Borders CTLC?
  • Describe three or four of the most important ingredients for creating and sustaining a CTLC? Why?
  • In the setting in which you find yourself, what is your greatest challenge as it relates to starting and sustaining a CTLC?
  • What are the best practices in your country regarding teaching and learning centers? (You might want to include the contributions ofindigenous or community-based cultures or other non-formal structures that may not get the attention they deserve.)
  • List 3 things you can do to start and sustain a CTLC in your community. What resources do you have? What resources do you need?
  • What thoughts come to mind as it relates to a possible project regarding CTLCs? (2-3 paragraphs)
  • Send your work to your learning circle. Share feedback from your cohort. What new ideas are sparked for you in talking to your cohort?Describe them here.

When you're done with this assignment and your mentor says you're "Ready," continue onto Part Three of this course: Designing andImplementing Your Service Project.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
How can I make nanorobot?
Lily
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
how can I make nanorobot?
Lily
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
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