REGISTER FOR OUR FINAL SLIDEWIKI PLATFORM RELEASE WEBINAR
Date: Thursday, 15th November 2018
Time: 15:00–16:00 CET
Please register now to reserve your slot.
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5330177679075508226
Webinar ID: 928-083-635
Speaker: Klaas Andries de Graaf, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning research group of VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Moderator: Alexandra Garatzogianni, Senior Research and Innovation Project Manager at the Leibniz Information Center for Science
New products and technologies
In this final SlideWiki platform release webinar, the key learning outcomes of the SlideWiki project will be presented and Klaas Andries de Graaf, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning research group of the VU University Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, will showcase the latest software development status and the final release of the SlideWiki platform. You will have the chance to ask Klaas questions regarding his software development experience with the SlideWiki platform and the lessons learned during the project, as well as to view a live demo of the most recent features of the platform.
Information about the H2020 SlideWiki project (Grant Agreement No 688095)
The SlideWiki project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 688095, started in 2016 with seventeen partners from Europe and Brazil using the award-winning open-source SlideWiki platform as a basis and aiming at creating a large-scale accessible learning and teaching platform using educational technology, skill recognition and global collaboration. On the SlideWiki platform, presentations, especially open teaching and learning materials, i.e. Open Educational Resources (OER), can be jointly created, edited, updated, changed and accessed. Moreover, SlideWiki is an OpenCourseWare platform for sharing slide decks according to the FAIR data principles. Thus, SlideWiki is revolutionizing authoring, sharing and reuse of OER and OCW online.
Given that presentations have become indispensable in our everyday lives, whether at school, in college or at work, the SlideWiki platform, which is the main focus of the SlideWiki project, provides an open-source online platform for collaboratively creating and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) in the form of presentation slides. Unlike other OER repositories, the SlideWiki platform is designed to ensure the reuse, mixing, and repurpose of OER material and slides, and to help educators gain access to new course materials.
SlideWiki combines an online slide creation and presentation tool with a number of interactive features such as comments, ratings, and self-test questions. All content published on SlideWiki is made available under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 Open Creative Commons license, which means that the content can be shared, modified, translated and reused, enabling thus efficient collaboration.
In addition, the open-source SlideWiki platform minimizes the effort of creating, translating and developing structured teaching and learning material through crowdsourcing. Similar to Wikipedia for encyclopedic content, SlideWiki enables the collaborative creation of comprehensive OpenCourseWare (OCW) with the objective to semiautomatically translate this content into more than 50 different languages, improving the quality of translations, and supporting the engagement and social networking of educators and learners.