I have attached my CRAAP response and screenshot from the padlet.
It was great seeing all of the activities curated by the instructors on the padlet ; a great way to get some inspiration for future classes.
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Currency: The timeliness of the information:
- When was the resource published or posted?
- Has the resource been revised or updated?
- Does your topic require current information?
- Are the links functional?
Podcasts are published daily / everything is current and updated, all of the links are functional.
Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs
- Does the resource relate to your needs?
- Who is the intended audience?
- Is the information in the resource at an appropriate level for your learners?
This resource is helpful to both students and FSL teachers. The podcast section requires an intermediate level to be used, but other sections of the website can be filtered according to the student’s level.
Authority: The source of the information
- Who is the creator?
- What are their credentials or organizational affiliations?
- Are they qualified to write on this topic?
Radio France Internationale (RFi), is the state-owned international radio news network of France. They have a team of journalists and FSL specialists that created the FSL section of the website.
Accuracy: The reliability and truthfulness of the information
- Is the information supported by evidence?
- Has the resource been reviewed or refereed?
- Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors?
Yes, the information is supported by evidence ; the podcasts are all created by journalists of Rfi, and I could not find any spelling errors.
Purpose: The reason the information exists
- Why does this resource exist? (to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?)
- Is the information fact, opinion, or propaganda?
- Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?
This resource exists to inform (Rfi is an international radio), but also to teach and learn French. The information is just fact, and there are no biases.
Final Recommendation: Will you use this resource? Why or why not?
Yes, I recommend this resource for any FSL teacher or student. It’s a great tool to learn French with current and interesting resources, and to learn about Francophone countries and cultures.