DESIGNING A PROCESS EVALUATION SYSTEM AND DATA MONITORING FRAMEWORK

Client
Empatico
Faculty
Foldy/Hoagland
Team
Benjamin Gonzalez, Julia Kilgore, Ines Finchelstein, Son Chau, Shirley Duong

Empatico creates virtually connected classrooms to unite students across cultures and geographies, enabling individuals to exercise empathy, navigate adversity, and reconcile differences. Empatico has created a three-month curriculum that leverages the use of technology platforms in third- and fourth-grade classrooms to create opportunities for students to connect with peers around the world. Having launched its first pilot program in January 2017, Empatico engaged a Capstone team to implement a monitoring and evaluation system to inform and refine its approach. To do so, the Capstone team conducted a literature review and weekly classroom observations of Empatico's pilot program. The team's research culminated in the recommendation and design of an evaluation system and monitoring framework, which incorporated measures and mechanisms for collecting data.

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