Learner Generated Content - Fostering and Valuing User Generated Content in eLearning using Social Feedback

Gabriel Reimers

Abstract

Learner Generated Content (LGC) is any form of educational content that is created by the learners themselves in order to make it available to others. The presented thesis will investigate LGC in terms of user acceptance, quality of content, the role of social feedback and effects of LGC on learning success. Existing LGC platforms like Wikis and Question & Answer systems will be evaluated, and two new platforms shall be created to experiment with different approaches. It shall be analyzed how well different LGC concepts are accepted by users, how correctly their content is categorized and rated, and what effect they have on learners motivation and success. A special focus will be put on the effect of social feedback in terms of peer assessment, voting, rating or ‘liking’. It is expected to positively affect users’ willingness to contribute content and increase their intrinsic motivation to learn the topics covered by the LGC platform. It shall also be shown that user ratings are an ideal tool to measure quality of learner generated content and can be used to rank search results on LGC platforms.

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Reimers G. (2015). Learner Generated Content - Fostering and Valuing User Generated Content in eLearning using Social Feedback . In Doctoral Consortium - DCCSEDU, (CSEDU 2015) ISBN , pages 3-7


in Bibtex Style

@conference{dccsedu15,
author={Gabriel Reimers},
title={Learner Generated Content - Fostering and Valuing User Generated Content in eLearning using Social Feedback},
booktitle={Doctoral Consortium - DCCSEDU, (CSEDU 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={3-7},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={},
isbn={},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Doctoral Consortium - DCCSEDU, (CSEDU 2015)
TI - Learner Generated Content - Fostering and Valuing User Generated Content in eLearning using Social Feedback
SN -
AU - Reimers G.
PY - 2015
SP - 3
EP - 7
DO -