Learner Generated Content: Quality Criteria in online Collaborative Learning

Maria Pérez-Mateo [mperez-mateo@uoc.edu]
Marcelo F. Maina [mmaina@uoc.edu]
Montse Guitert [mguitert@uoc.edu]
Marc Romero [mromerocar@uoc.edu]
eLearn Center (UOC), Roc Boronat 117,  08018, Barcelona [http://www.uoc.edu/portal/english/elearncenter/index.html]

Abstract

This study focuses on quality in a Learner Generated Content (LGC). The main objective is to identify and describe the criteria supporting the quality of the creation of content by those learners working together in an online environment. Contrasting a literature review and learners’ perception, we propose a quality criteria framework for LGC organized in three clusters: content, format and process. Emphasis on both process and end product highlights the LGC’s twofold intention of being useful as a creative new pedagogical strategy and as a way to share educational resources imbued with the learner’s voice and perception.

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Tags

e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, information and communication technology, internet, collaborative learning, learning management system, MOOC, interaction, LMS,

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