Research & Evaluation

Science Café Online Workshop 2011 Formative Evaluation

Report date: May, 2011

 

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General Description: 

This report presents findings from the evaluation of the online professional development workshop on the topic of hosting nanoscience cafes.

Major Findings: 

The evaluation of the September 2010 Science Cafe Online Workshop provides evidence that some workshop outcomes were successfully achieved while others provide potential for improvement.

Key findings include:
- No more than 30% of participants were from any one of the nine regions, and no more than 40% of participants were from any one of the three types of organizations.
- 80% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that they had the knowledge to deliver science cafes in their communities.
- 70% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that they were familiar with nanoscience topics that could be presented through a science cafe.
- 82% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the workshop met expectations.
- 2 participants applied for stipends to deliver science cafes during NanoDays 2011.

Type of product(s) studied: 

  • Professional development, meetings, workshops

Method(s) of data collection: 

  • observations
  • surveys

Author(s): 

Jenna LeComte-Hinely
Scott Pattison
 

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