Hello ODK Community!
I work with Ona, and we are working with a client, Early Learning Outcome Measure (ELOM).
ELOM is an easy to administer South African pre-school child assessment tool. It indicates whether an Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme is effective in preparing children for Grade R, and identifies areas for programmatic improvement. It is an innovative tool has been developed for government, funders, programme developers, ECD providers and monitoring and evaluation specialists, who need valid evidence of programme effectiveness.
In the assessment, a handheld stop watch is used, and certain item have stop rules which depend on time. For example, in one item, a child is required to stand on one foot. The stop watch is used to record the amount of time the child is standing on one foot. Another example, a child is given 10 beads and a shoelace with a knot on one end to prevent beads from coming off. A stop watch is started. Then, hildren are to place 10 beads on the shoelace, but the child is stopped when the stop watch reaches 40 seconds and scored accordingly.
The ELOM team has found it is very difficult to get accurate usage of stop watched by highly trained assessors. Therefore, we think it would be very useful to integrate a simple timer widget which allow a user to start and stop within the ODK form interface, similar to image or audio widgets.
How would we go about starting to integrate such a tool into the ODK Collect data collection tool?