Monday, June 29, 2015

Scanvenger Hunts in Techology Steward Training

Gonzales, Fiesler, and Bruckman [1] had studied the choice of technology with communities engaging in a scavenger hunt. Spreadsheets and Word documents were favoured over specialized applications. Simple low-cost solutions are easier to replicate.

Gordon and I had discussed this concept a while back - leveraging scavenger hunts as means for Technology Stewards to train with the community. The FrontlineSMS, Freedom Fone, and Ushahidi tools can be combined to exchange clues and information.

[1] Joseph A. Gonzales, Casey Fiesler, Amy S. Bruckman (2015). Towards an Appropriate CSCW Tool Ecology: Lessons from the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen, Computer Supported Collaborative Work (#cscw205), Vancouver, Canada.

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