Auditing technology uses within a global voluntary organisation
Williams, S., Spiret, C., Dimitriadi, Y. and McCrindle, R. (2012) Auditing technology uses within a global voluntary organisation. In: Global TIME: Global Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education , 7-9 February 2012, Online, pp. 104-109.
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WAGGGS, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, is the umbrella organization for Member Organizations from 145 countries around the world. As such one of its remits is to provide programmes that promote leadership development and opportunities for girls and young women to advocate on issues they care about. One of the ways WAGGGS is exploring to do this more widely and efficiently is through the use of digital technologies. This paper presents the results of an audit undertaken of the technologies already used by potential participants in online communities and courses and investigates the challenges faced in using technology to facilitate learning, within this context.
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