January was a busy month with ForestBioFacts. Hundreds of articles, pictures and glossary and dictionary terms have been placed into the digital learning environment by now and the pace is only accelerating. ForestBioFacts will certainly contain everything you need to know about forest-based products and technologies.
A joyful ForestBioFacts Challenge 2020 offered a entertaining sneak peek to the content and functionality of ForestBioFacts for 300 students and 60 professionals at Forest Products Engineers' Forest Based Industries (FBI) day late January. During this students' working life event in the playful gameshow, students and professionals competed for their knowledge on sustainability and fibre products. Skillful student team won the tight competition with the help of ForestBioFacts.
The digital learning environment seemed useful in the eyes of students’ and professionals’ :
“My first impression of ForestBioFacts was that the learning environment seems to be very large and really includes everything you need to know. I want to give extra credit from the dictionary! It will for sure help to translate professional terminology. The competition itself was fun! " - The student team member, Mika Petäjäjärvi (Process Engineering student, University of Oulu)
“ Great to see how the digital learning environment can help when searching data quickly. It was also comforting that there is a need for expertise also. My impression was that ForestBioFacts is easy to use and the appearance was professional. I like the fact that different type of media is utilized, video etc. Being an editor of Bio-based nanomaterials theme has been very interesting but also demanding from the time and content management perspective. -- Looking forward to the big launch of the ForestBioFacts digital environment and seeing it in action!”
- The professionals team member and editor of Bio-based nanomaterials, Heli Kangas (Technology Manager, VTT)
Not only the contestants had fun with ForestBioFacts but also the audience:
“I liked ForestBioFacts Challenge in FBI-day. It was very illustrative and fun way to tell what ForestBioFacts is and how it works. Challenge made me really interested and I hope I can use ForestBioFacts in my studies.” - Lotta Pirinen (Bioproduct engineering student, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences)
The hard work continues. Usability tests will be performed in February and March to make ForestBioFacts even better. In the beginning of May the ForestBioFacts will be ready to rumble.
If you are interested in joining the test crew, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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