Each day I spend on the trail, walking, running, or hiking teaches me something about myself and the universe. One of the most important lessons I have learned is the art of flexibility. Understanding how to navigate dynamic systems is a key part of successful evaluation capacity building projects.
Evaluators wear many different hats, which vary depending on the evaluation approach as well as the stage of the evaluation cycle. Over the years, evaluation theorists have debated the role of the evaluator. Campbell classifies the role of evaluator as methodologist, Scriven says judge, Stake says facilitator, and Wholey says educator (Luo, 2010). Today, evaluators often straddle all of these roles in addition to new roles brought with advancing technology and globalization such as designer and marketer. Other hats include data analyst, project manager, grant writer, strategic planner, coordinator, educator/teacher, coach, and facilitator.
There is so much wisdom I would like to share about Twitter but I felt like writing four blog posts was probably the upper limit for readers to enjoy the subject. In this bonus post, I share one example of how Twitter has advanced my career and provide suggestions for non-evaluation accounts to follow.
This is the final post of the four-part tech chat series about Twitter for evaluators. Wondering how you can use Twitter for networking and to advance your career? This post provides examples of how to network like a boss on Twitter.
This is the third post in a four-part tech series about Twitter for evaluators. This post reviews more advanced tips and tricks for engaging others and managing your content. You will learn how to schedule posts, select hashtags, create lists, manage email notifications, pin posts to your profile, and analyze tweets. Be sure to check out the bonus resources at the end!