Jeff and Corbin were fun to talk with, but they were representing a fun company: SCVNGR (pronounced Scavenger). The program is a Google-funded mobile gaming company that schools use to send students on cellphone based scavenger hunts. You might wonder why (as did I)--but the applications are pretty obvious if you stop to think about it. For campus-based schools, programs like SCVNGR create unique opportunities for orientations and campus-life application. Students compete, often in teams, earn points, learn about the institution, and develop closer relationships with their college classmates. I'd encourage you to explore SCVNGR and think about how it could better connect your college and your students.

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