This course introduces participants to key concepts of Monitoring and Evaluation, to enable them to better understand, participate in, and contribute to the M&E processes of the Commonwealth of Learning. It is a self-directed course that can be taken individually or as part of a team. The course offers flexibility with options for learning the content. You will learn from readings, videos, discussions with other participants, practical activities, and short quizzes. Certification is available for those who complete the quizzes for all units
Unit 1: Monitoring and Evaluation Overview
Unit 2: Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation
Unit 3: Theory of Change
Unit 4: Logical Frameworks
Unit 5: Indicators and Means of Verification
Unit 6: Developing an M&E Strategy
Unit 7: Data Collection Methods - Overview
Unit 8: Overview of Quantitative Methods
Unit 9: Overview of Qualitative Methods
Unit 10: Overview of Participatory Methods and Approaches to M&E
This course is intended for COL partner staff who are currently or will be working on the implementation of a COL project. It is also a useful introduction to M&E for COL staff and consultants who will be overseeing or supporting M&E for a COL project.
Background/pre-requisite: This course does not require any prior exposure to Monitoring and Evaluation.
Expected time investment: There are 10 units in this course. It is expected that each unit of the course will take approximately 3-5 hours to complete (30-50 hours total). There is no time limit in which you must complete the course or a particular unit
Mentoring: This is intended to be a self-directed course. If you are currently working with COL on a project, a COL staff member or consultant may arrange to provide support or feedback to you/your team as you work through the course. They may also arrange supplementary activities related to your specific COL project, aligned to the course. You will be advised of these arrangements prior to enrolling.
By the end of this course, participants will: Understand key terms and concepts related to M&E; and be able to critically engage with and participate in core M&E processes including contributing to the development and interrogation of theories of change, logframes, indicators and Means of Verification, M&E strategies and data collection.
You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by COL based on the following criteria:
1. Accessing readings and videos
2. Completion of quizzes for all units (no minimum score)
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