In the period from February 10 till March 25 2013 master students at the University of Amsterdam followed the master course “Web 2.0: The Participating Audience”, which is part of the Master Communication Science.
During this course students used an online knowledge platform called “Kroupys.com” to share knowledge related to the subject of the master course. By participating on the platform, master students could earn real participation points which counted for their end grades.
How do students evaluate Kroupys.com? (Results from a case study)
Kroupys is a social knowledge platform for higher education, which is launched in July 2012. The platform uses social media and gamification techniques to stimulate educational knowledge sharing. The founders of the platform asked permission from the teacher of the Master course to test the group-function of the platform, which can be used by students to share course-related knowledge in an online environment. After the course the students were asked to fill in a survey regarding the use of the platform during the course. The results of the survey are presented in this document (download PDF) and can inform other teachers and decision makers at universities about the use of Kroupys.