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Building a scalable mobile library orientation activity with Edventure Builder

Amanda Roth (University California, San Diego, California, USA)
Dominique Turnbow (University California, San Diego, California, USA)
Crystal Goldman (University California, San Diego, California, USA)
Lia Friedman (University California, San Diego, California, USA)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 21 March 2016

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the technical aspects of using the Edventure Builder platform to create UC San Diego’s scalable, interactive, online library orientation activity, which was designed for the university’s new First Year Experience program.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper examines a case study using a successive approximation model for the build process of a mobile library scavenger hunt.

Findings

The Edventure Builder software is intuitive, scalable and provides a variety of options to users, including flexibility in question format, a WYSIWYG interface, and branching logic. The main limitation is that analytics is still in beta testing and users must request that data be sent in an Excel spreadsheet via e-mail.

Originality/value

This paper is of interest to information professionals who would like to create a mobile library orientation activity using the Edventure Builder platform.

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Citation

Roth, A., Turnbow, D., Goldman, C. and Friedman, L. (2016), "Building a scalable mobile library orientation activity with Edventure Builder", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 34 No. 1, pp. 36-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-09-2015-0085

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2016, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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