Name of your institution: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Type of your institution: traditional HEI
We had been working with student blogs for several years with great success, but some issues where too much time-taking and not satisfactory from the pedagogic point of view. In this sense, we saw that students had to surf through a large amount of links and webs to see their fellow students entries. On the other hand, students were very active writing, and sometimes commenting other student's blogs, but we did not have any way of knowing how they rated other's blogs. Finally, the time that we lecturers had to devote to the activity was too much: following the students was ardous and evaluating a very time-consuming activity.
What purpose and competences will be achieved?
We have tried FAVS for over 4 years in over a dozen different environments, from secondary school to masters degrees. It has been used in traditional HEI, but in complete on-line environments such as the Open Univeristy of Catalonia. In addition to traditional blogs, it can also use Tweeter and other micro-blogging sites.
User-Generated Content experience
Short description of the experience: To be written
Which is UGC activity/ies objective?: To be written
Any type of learner can use it. We have tried it from >12years.
How it is developed? Includes technological tools: To be written. FAVS can be used (and downloaded) at http://favs.homelinux.org
Describe how you made sure that the generated content will be of good quality or what lessons you learned with regards to quality of students' work.: To be written
See here an example of the Quality Framework
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