If you’ve made a request through Comoodle recently, you’ll have noticed that we asked you some questions about your planned activity.
We wanted to know how many people would be taking part and how much difference it would make to their lives. We also asked about the importance of the things you were requesting and whether the activity could go ahead without them.
We believe that Comoodle can make a real difference in our communities. We also think that our project is a great opportunity to contribute to current research about the effects of the sharing economy.
Right now there is a lot of interest in systems that measure the impact of social activities. Comoodle has been getting attention from research organisations both in the UK and abroad. We’ve been taking part in events like ShareLab, hosted by innovation foundation Nesta, to share our learning and keep up to date with what’s happening in the sharing economy.
As Comoodle continues to develop you’ll see a few more questions like these appearing when you make a request. How you answer the questions doesn’t affect whether or not your request will be successful (the person who is offering to share stuff, space or skills with you doesn’t see the answers) but it helps us to more accurately measure the effects our project is having.
If you’d like to know more about our work on measuring the impact of Comoodle, you can download our most recent paper on the subject