Look After The Pennies
Introduction to the Evaluation project
By 'Look After The Pennies' Researcher
Emily Redmond
Look After The Pennies
Meet Tom and Betty...
The course
● Developed with the help of the Money
Advice Service and funded by Comic Relief.
● OCF have also been funded b...
● To analyse whether the course and
intervention has enabled older learners to:
- Improve their knowledge of computers and...
Research Aims & Objectives
To find out:
● Do older people need a tailored service that
directly addresses their age group ...
Would you like to take part in the evaluation?
Would any of your learners like to take part?
No pressure on you!
● Support learners with the Look After The
Pennies Course.
● However best it fits in with your session...
Evaluation Participants
● Involve 100-150 people in total.
● 75% in lower age bracket (50-74 years)
● 25% in higher age br...
The Course Evaluation
● A qualitative approach to reveal the social
impact of the Look After The Pennies course
on the qua...
An ethical approach
● An ethical study approach will be abided by
throughout- participant consent, research
transparency, ...
A chance for more in-depth views too
● 5 learner case studies.
● Participant consent will be gained in order to
conduct an...
6 Research themes
1. Demographics.
2. Motivations to learn.
3. Skills and confidence.
4. Financial circumstances.
5. Infor...
Data Collection: A Four Stage Process
1. Centre Baseline: Workshops this afternoon:
Group discussion.
2. Learner Baseline:...
Research Timeframe
16th May - 31st August 2013
16th May 2013 Launch of Older People's Network and Look After The Pennies
C...
Workshop this afternoon: 2-3pm
1 hour, 6 questions!
1. What are the demographics and
circumstances of your older learners?...
4. How about your older learners' financial
circumstances. Do they manage their money?
5. What sources of information and ...
Thank you!
Any questions on the Look After The
Pennies course or evaluation?
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Look After the Pennies Course Evaluation Project - Emily Redmond

  1. 1. Look After The Pennies Introduction to the Evaluation project By 'Look After The Pennies' Researcher Emily Redmond
  2. 2. Look After The Pennies Meet Tom and Betty...
  3. 3. The course ● Developed with the help of the Money Advice Service and funded by Comic Relief. ● OCF have also been funded by Comic Relief to evaluate the Look After The Pennies- Online' course between now and the end of August.
  4. 4. ● To analyse whether the course and intervention has enabled older learners to: - Improve their knowledge of computers and the internet. - Learn good financial habits. ● To produce an engaging analysis report comprising research gathered to be given to Comic Relief at the end of the project. Research Aims & Objectives
  5. 5. Research Aims & Objectives To find out: ● Do older people need a tailored service that directly addresses their age group and their circumstances? ● By integrating internet use and financial literacy, will this lead to greater personal financial benefits for older people?
  6. 6. Would you like to take part in the evaluation? Would any of your learners like to take part?
  7. 7. No pressure on you! ● Support learners with the Look After The Pennies Course. ● However best it fits in with your sessions, or maybe a new session? ● Existing or new learners. ● Sessions just for older learners or mixed ages. ● Our evaluation will hopefully blend in nicely!
  8. 8. Evaluation Participants ● Involve 100-150 people in total. ● 75% in lower age bracket (50-74 years) ● 25% in higher age bracket (75 years +)
  9. 9. The Course Evaluation ● A qualitative approach to reveal the social impact of the Look After The Pennies course on the quality of life of older people. ● A usage study - MI, plus interviews/surveys. ● Over to your learners...
  10. 10. An ethical approach ● An ethical study approach will be abided by throughout- participant consent, research transparency, accessible dissemination and data protection.
  11. 11. A chance for more in-depth views too ● 5 learner case studies. ● Participant consent will be gained in order to conduct and film longer interviews to capture particular learner's stories and to provide material for a short project evaluation film.
  12. 12. 6 Research themes 1. Demographics. 2. Motivations to learn. 3. Skills and confidence. 4. Financial circumstances. 5. Information sources and support: online and offline. 6. Centre role and impact on learner.
  13. 13. Data Collection: A Four Stage Process 1. Centre Baseline: Workshops this afternoon: Group discussion. 2. Learner Baseline: Short learner interviews/surveys at centres with 100-150 learners. 3. Learner Impact: Short follow-up survey either by telephone, online survey or centre visit: individual or focus group. 4. Centre Impact: Short follow-up online survey to all centres using course.
  14. 14. Research Timeframe 16th May - 31st August 2013 16th May 2013 Launch of Older People's Network and Look After The Pennies Course - Centre baseline collection May-June 2013 - Learner baseline interviews/surveys at centres June 2013 - Learner and centre baseline data written up July-August 2013 - Learner impact interviews/surveys and Centre impact surveys completed August 2013 - Learner and centre impact written up: Final Report
  15. 15. Workshop this afternoon: 2-3pm 1 hour, 6 questions! 1. What are the demographics and circumstances of your older learners? 2. What are their motivations to learn at your centre? 3. What are their computer and online skills, and levels of confidence like? Do you feel you can support them with this?
  16. 16. 4. How about your older learners' financial circumstances. Do they manage their money? 5. What sources of information and support (online and offline) do your older learners currently use/get in terms of financial advice and money management? 6. Centre role: Do you feel you can support/signpost your learners at present for financial advice? What are the FINANCIAL and SOCIAL implications for your learners if you can't?
  17. 17. Thank you! Any questions on the Look After The Pennies course or evaluation?

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