- Guide: What is a learning question
- Checklist: Criteria for a strong learning question
- Worksheet: How to set a learning question
COVID-19 has drastically changed many aspects of our day to day lives including our jobs, businesses and industries as a whole. For those of us in the social sector, we are currently faced with serving communities whose needs are growing and changing at an unprecedented pace.
It’s overwhelming and challenging to know exactly where to start.
Our process begins with setting a learning question – a question you have about your program, initiative, or community that you can answer through data. This will be your guiding point to help understand how recent events have affected your community and make data-driven decisions to navigate through these changes.
Start defining your learning question with our Learning Question Toolkit.
Want to dive deeper? Learn about our Emerging with Clarity course and our six-step process below.
Emerging with Clarity is perfect for programmatic leads, and the data roles who support them, in organizations that:
STEP 01: SET LEARNING QUESTION
Explore the vital questions that are impacting your organization and require clarification.
STEP 02: CREATE A DATA PLAN
Identify how you can capture quick, real time data that meets your learning needs.
STEP 03: CAPTURE DATA
Dive into the data collection process and tools needed for a rapid assessment.
STEP 04: INTERPRET DATA
Develop a data analysis plan and uncover insights that will help you start to answer your learning question.
STEP 05: VISUALIZE DATA
Tell your story with data. Present your findings in a way that will drive learning and action.
STEP 06: TAKE ACTION
Reflect on your data to draw insights and develop an action plan.
Emerging with Clarity will introduce you to the UpMetrics impact analytics platform. Uploading your own data, UpMetrics will allow you to visualize answers to your organization’s most pressing questions. You can also track ongoing progress towards your organization’s goals and see updates in real time.
“It feels like for the first time we are getting a grasp on the outcome data we have available to us and are able to use it in multiple ways – for potential investment and feedback to sites to let sites know how they are doing.”
– Melissa Buchholz, ABCD Actionable Analytics Project
For foundations that want to purchase the course for multiple organizations, please contact Lindsay at [email protected]