Measures Demystified Curriculum
The Nature Conservancy is offering this self-paced, online training curriculum on measures, which represents the assessment or third phase of the plan-do-check-adapt conservation management cycle. This curriculum updates and expands the existing on-line course, Monitoring Our Conservation Work, including three new modules that merge the process of conservation planning and measures.
This self-paced course provides students with the opportunity to explore, at their own pace, the process of considering the audience and conservation context for monitoring programs, as well as reviewing the fundamentals of articulating program logic and experimental design for cost effective data collection, which we collectively refer to as “measures.”
The six major focus areas, or modules, of Measures Demystified can be seen below. You can take just one module or all six. Please note, a certificate of completion will only be given when all six modules are complete. Also, in order to view the content of a module, please click Enroll when prompted.
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Module 1: Why, When, and How Much to Invest in Conservation Monitoring
This module focuses on assessing how much it makes sense to spend on monitoring based on audience and information needs.
Module 2: Monitoring Fundamentals
This module focuses on the basics of what you need to consider while developing a monitoring program, no matter how much you plan to invest.
Module 3: Situation Analysis
This module focuses on situation analysis or the foundation for understanding what is going on in your conservation project and what will be important to measure.
Module 4: Developing Objectives
This module focuses on the process of developing sound objectives to further your ability to measure your conservation impact.
Module 5: Theory of Change and Logic Models
This module focuses on strategy logic and assumptions that need to be understood to determine the most important indicators to measure, how and for which audiences.
Module 6: Monitoring Design
This module focuses on the basic or primary elements you need to take into account when developing a monitoring design for measuring conservation impact.
The authors and managers of this course would really appreciate your completion of the survey. Please complete the Measures Demystified course survey only after completing all six modules of the course. Click the link below to access the survey.