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Online Certificate Course on Using ICT Tools

September 12, 2012

Certificate Course on Using ICT Tools for Effective Monitoring,  Impact Evaluation and Research


About the Organization:
The Development CAFE is a registered nonprofit organization  aimed at enhancing information and communications technology (ICT) skills for development professionals, scientists, researchers and students  around the world.  DevCAFE’S  Professional Development for Development Professionals (PDDP) program aims to expand delivery of ICT skills to development professionals through innovative methods that meet the unique needs of learners.   Instruction is delivered through a completely online format, Offline (DVDs/email) are also available for those with limited internet access.

Overall Course Outcome: 
The ICT tools for Monitoring and Evaluation course will introduce you to tools and techniques to measure and report project/programme outcomes to your stakeholders, including donors, funders, supervisors or the general public using innovative ICT based tools. At the end of the course, you will become familiar with the components of an effective monitoring and evaluation plan using ICT, and methods and tools to conduct data collection, statistical analysis and reporting.

Who Should Attend? 
Professionals such as Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, Grant Managers, Social Entrepreneurs, Program Officers, Project managers, Research Scholars and Students and any other professionals who are involved in the monitoring and evaluation process will benefit from this course.

Course Outline:

  • Differences between supervision, monitoring and evaluation and research
  • Components of a successful monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Introduction of ICT based M&E (Software, Hardware, OS,)
  • Advanced ICT Tools for M&E (Including Mobile Phone and Tablet PC based data collection, storage and dissemination) – Comparisons and walkthroughs.
  • Identifying outcome indicators for your project
  • Data and types of data, challenges of data collection
  • Quantitative methods
  • Qualitative methods
  • Writing an effective M/E report
  • Writing an effective research publication


Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through a Learning Management System online (Videos, LiveMentor Chats and discussion forums)
  • Approximately 3-4 hours time commitment of your time per week
  • At your own time schedule, no live participation needed
  • Weekly feedback from committed instructors who are currently enaged at both field and policy level.
  • Participants are expected to submit weekly assignments electronically to earn certificate of completion

Computing Requirements:
Participants will need access to a computer working on an operating system Windows XP or higher, and access to the internet for 4-5 hours per week at minimum 500+ KBPS.  Participants will need to use email, watch videos posted in YouTube format, listen to audio (mp3), upload and download word docs, PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board.   If you do not have internet speed sufficient to watch YouTube videos, then the offline DVD course may be the right alternative for you.

Materials Provided: 
Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.  Cerfiticate upon completion. (APPLY NOW)
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