Mable Evaluation (M.A.)

Organisation:
TU Kaiserslautern - Distance & Independent Studies Center (DISC)
Typ:
Part-time
Certificate:
Master M.A.
Duration:
4 semester(s)
Study location:
distance learning
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Programme

The aim of the two-year Blended Learning Master of Evaluation (MABLE) Program is to develop and strengthen the evaluation and monitoring capacities of government, private sector, and social organizations with a view to improving the performance of state administrations and the delivery of public services.

The standard course duration for part-time, vocational study including examinations is four semesters. It is also possible to take a break during the course and then return to complete it. The lectures, exercises, and seminars of the "Blended Learning Master of Evaluation" (MABLE) are specially developed for distance learning and self-study and are provided in the form of online study material (SCORM packages, audio, video, and pdf files).

Additionally, online lectures and tutorials are provided for clarification and discussion. Two classroom seminar weeks, one at the beginning and one after the second semester, help to transfer knowledge in a more interactive and personal way. During the online phase, a weekly commitment of around 15 hours is required to process the material.

The master program consists of five parts: a coursework part including self-learning by reading the SCORM package and additional materials (books, papers, scripts etc.), f2f learning in presence phases, tutored and non-tutored online learning, a case study group work project and, finally, a master thesis. All parts are compulsory to all students. The core blended learning master course will consist of eight modules.

Target group

The two-year blended learning program is designed for three general target groups:
  1. The "Blended Learning Master of Evaluation" (MABLE) is especially designed for graduates of social science study programs, but also appropriate for students of other subjects (Bachelor degree level).
  2. The course enables extra-occupational studies especially for freelancers and self-employed evaluators. The modular course structure and the self-learning options make MABLE a good choice for experienced evaluators who want to enhance or deepen their knowledge in specific areas.
  3. MABLE is not only for evaluators, but also for the people who commission evaluations and want to gain new insights into the field of evaluation. Many aspects of the program are directed towards people who have to conduct evaluations on behalf of donor organizations, administrative agencies, or government ministries and intended to provide the tools and guidelines to assist in the completion of their tasks.

Modules

  • Introduction to Evaluation
  • Conducting and Managing Evaluations
  • Evaluation Design
  • Data Collection Methods in the Field of Evaluation
  • Economic Evaluation and M&E in Context of Organization
  • Key Communication Qualifications in the Field of Evaluation
  • Data Analysis Methods in the Field of Evaluation
  • Evaluation of Sustainability and SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
  • Evaluation Case Study
  • Master Thesis

Qualification

The following qualifications are necessary to access the Blended Learning Master of Evaluation (MABLE):
  • I. University Degree (Bachelor, Diploma) or equivalent
  • II. Relevant work experience(At least one year after your primary university degree).
  • III. 20 ECTS (about 300hrs.) points in Statistics and Social Research Methods.
  • IV. English skills Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Level B1, TOEFL CBT: 213, TOEFL PBT: 550, IELTS: 6.0, CPE: C
If you do not have a university degree, but can claim more significant work experience, you can access an introductory qualification test.

Costs:
The study fees Blended Learning Master of Evaluation (MABLE) are EUR 1.500,- per term., plus the mandatory social services fee of currently EUR 99 per term. Starting from the third semester over the regular study time of six semesters, a reduced fee of 30 % of the semester fee is levied. The fee for the master's thesis is not affected. These study fees cover all costs for the digital teaching material, participation in the on campus events, term exams and all administration expenses. However, they do not include any travel, accommodation or meal costs for the on campus events. The study fees are exempted from German VAT and are tax-deductible.

Languages

Language(s) of instruction: English

This course is taught entirely in English.

On campus events

Compulsory on campus events takes place at the beginning of the first and the end of the second term for all participants working towards the MABLE master's degree. Each of these on campus meetings lasts one week. The goal of these events is to reinforce the course content through interactive exchange with the lecturer, group work, and workshops. Discussion topics based on the study material and practical implementation of program content are also featured. A written examination forms part of the on campus event held at the end of the 2nd term.

Examinations

The grading is primarily determined on the basis of student performance during the blended learning process. Generally, the idea is to include all activities during the process. The grading system honors attendance and participation as well as individual and group work, the results of exams, quizzes, homework, and other assignments during online and f2f seminars.

The grading system for the eight models distinguishes four different forms of testing:
  • Oral Presentations (both individual and in groups, f2f, or online)
  • Written Exam (individual, f2f, or online)
  • Assignments (both individual and in groups, e.g. writing an essay)
  • Active participation (individual attendance of f2f seminars and online access activities like chats, forums, etc.)
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Organisation

The Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC) is one of the leading establishments in Germany for distance-learning postgraduate courses. The establishment has over 25 years of experience in developing and designing academic courses for guided self-study. It was created from the Centre for Distance Learning and University Education (ZFUW), which was founded at the University of Kaiserslautern in 1992. We offer accredited Master's degrees in attractive subject areas and accompany you throughout your course of studies with advice, service and support.

Course guidance

  • Sarah Tschanun M.Sc., Coordinator "MABLE Evaluation"
  • +49 (0) 681 302-3146
  • s.tschanun@ceval.de
Contact

TU Kaiserslautern - Distance & Independent Studies Center (DISC)

Erwin-Schrödinger Straße Gebäude 57
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
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