In this session, Dr. Cugelman will discuss his work to develop an automated program monitoring and evaluation technology, called Evaluation Pal. He launched Evaluation Pal in 2011, then in 2012, pilot tested it for an evaluation of the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition which was submitted to the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Soon after, MaRS' Social Innovation Generation accepted it into their incubator program.
In this session, Dr. Cugelman will provide a tour of the tool, and use the Green Infrastructure Ontario case study to demonstrate how automated data collection can be used in the program evaluation process. This presentation will also provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities of using technology to aid program evaluation.