Recent news from the Center for Civic Media

Recent news from the Center for Civic Media

Boston Civic Media Conference: Institutions Panel

This is a liveblog account created by Christina Wilson, Becky Michelson, Alex Eby and Jedd Cohen at the Boston Civic Media Metrics & Methods Conference.

(Crossposted to the Engagement Lab blog)

Boston Civic Media Conference: Methods

This is a liveblog account contributed to by Christina Wilson, Becky Michelson, and Sarah Zaidan at the Boston Civic Media Metrics & Methods Conference.

(Crossposted to the Engagement Lab blog)

What are the benefits of quantitative versus qualitative research? Are there effective mixed-methods approaches for evaluation? What standards and level of rigor are appropriate for applied research? What are the methods used to demonstrate value? This session will feature case studies from scholars who practice a broad range of research styles.  

Moderator: Catherine D’Ignazio

Liveblogging #ODR2015: Conceptualizing Process Re-Design. What’s Involved?


I'm here at the #ODR2015 conference at Pace Law School. ODR2015 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution. It is cohosted by the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, where I am a fellow.


This liveblog represents a best-efforts account, not a direct transcript, of the lecture, presentation, and/or panel.

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The final panel of the day (and of my time at this year's ODR conference, since I have to return to MIT tonight for commencement tomorrow) is an interactive discussion & workshop entitled "Conceptualizing Process Re-Design. What’s Involved?" The panelists include:

Liveblogging #ODR2015: Re-designing Processes for the Future


I'm here at the #ODR2015 conference at Pace Law School. ODR2015 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution. It is cohosted by the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, where I am a fellow.


This liveblog represents a best-efforts account, not a direct transcript, of the lecture, presentation, and/or panel.

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The keynote address (edit: slides) at ODR2015 is delivered by my colleage (and friend) Colin Rule, cofounder and COO of Modria and former head of dispute resolution at eBay/PayPal. Modria spun out of eBay a few years ago with the goal of integrating eBay/PayPal style dispute resolution into any system or service, from peer-economy companies to courts and municipalities.

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