Just had a good chat with English who are looking at the idea of developing an outward looking learning resource which covers critiques of key authors.
This resource will require a web space, to include images, videos, links, audio etc., as well as text. The work will be group created, as students will need to review their individual pieces to create a groups resource. There will be some marks allocated to the exercise. Therefore, the course team will need to monitor contribution.
The activity will also need some student support material created (online FAQs – how to videos).
Given these requirements, it sounds like a Google Site would be perfect, as they can use templates etc., develop it in private and change the hare options when they wish for a public resource / re-use for the next cohort.
I was wondering, if we might take it a step further and look at using google educational apps under the .ucs.ac.uk domain. We need to start exploring this space, and this might be a very good pilot – media rich, small numbers, low stake.