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Be a Data Visualization Expert with TechChange’s Online Diploma Program

By Wayan Vota on August 9, 2017

Are you looking for ideas and support around a new project? Do you want new skills to do your current job better? Or are you trying to break into the ICT4D job market?

Then register now for the TechChange Tech for Monitoring and Evaluation Online Diploma Program.

This 16-week online program starts August 28th and is comprised of three four-week courses offered at a discount. Even better, you can take the courses individually, out-of-order, and during different semesters to fit your busy schedule.

  • TC111: Technology for Monitoring & Evaluation: Aug 28 – Sep 22, 2017
  • TC211: Technology for Data Collection: Oct 9 – Nov 3, 2017
  • TC311: Technology for Data Visualization: Nov 20 – Dec 17, 2017

Join Successful Innovators

Over 500 Students from 85 countries have taken the program with us, including groups from leading international development organizations like UNICEF, USAID, World Bank, PATH, DAI, Jhpiego, International Youth Foundation, Equal Access, and more.

After taking this course, our alums have:

A Plethora of Course Topics

The M&E Online Diploma covers all the basics of monitoring and evaluation, and then dives into complex topics that will impress your peers and your manager with new skills and learnings. Here are ta few of the course topics:

  • Introduction to Responsible Data Practices
  • Can I make big data useful for my program?
  • How Feasible is SMS for Large Scale Surveys?
  • How Sexist is Our Data?
  • How Can We Better Train Local Data Enumerators?
  • How Do We Better Incentivize Actual Use of M&E Results Data?
  • Help! My Tech Systems Don’t Speak to Each Other…

The M&E Online Diploma isn’t a series of passive videos. You will have engaging workshops where you’ll get hands-on experience with core and cutting edge technologies, including:

  • Google Sheets for Real-Time M&E
  • Sensors for Data Collection
  • Drones for Data Collection
  • Implementing Machine Learning and AI in Development Projects
  • Introduction to ChatBots
  • Introduction to Blockchain and CryptoCurrency
  • Visual Storytelling with Data
  • Design Thinking Meets Data
  • Data Cleaning, Static Visualizations and Interactive Visualizations in Excel
  • Building an M&E Dashboard in Salesforce
  • How to Draft a Responsible Data Policy for your Organization
  • APIs and the Future of M&E

New This Year

Register now for the Diploma Track and receive a free ticket to MERL Tech DC on September 7 & 8, weekly “office hours” with leading experts to ask all of your pressing questions, and you can participate in these upgrades:

  • DataDay TV Show: Our new Internet TV show about liberating and telling visual stories about our personal data. This first-of-its-kind YouTube video series explores and visualizes the datasets that we produce every day—from places like Amazon, Uber, Google, LinkedIn. Practice using new tools for data visualization with data that you’re already creating.
  • TechChange Open Houses: Once a month we will host a Friday lunchtime gathering at our office to explore hands on application of new tools: drones, Blockchain/Bitcoin, VR Headsets, etc. Come meet members of the team and learn about the latest trends in M&E and data science for development. If you don’t live in DC, we’ll plan an event around your visit.

What are you waiting for? Register Now for the Tech for M&E Online Diploma Program.

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Wayan Vota is a digital development entrepreneur and the co-founder of ICTworks. He also co-founded ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, Technology Salon, JadedAid, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things.
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