EU (Horizon 2020)
2016 – 2018
Create, publish, share and reuse presentations online
A major obstacle to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of education in Europe is the lack of widely available, accessible, multilingual, timely, engaging and high-quality educational material (i.e. OpenCourseWare). The creation of comprehensive OpenCourseWare (OCW) is tedious, time-consuming and expensive with the effect that often courseware employed by teachers, instructors and professors is incomplete, outdated, inaccessible to those with disabilities and sometimes dull. With the open-source SlideWiki platform (available at SlideWiki.org) the effort of the creation, translation and evolution of highly-structured remixable OCW can be widely shared (i.e. crowdsourced). Similarly to Wikipedia for encyclopaedic content, SlideWiki allows to collaboratively create comprehensive OCW (curricula, slide presentations, self-assessment tests, illustrations etc.) online in a crowdsourcing manner, semi-automatically translate this content into more than 50 different languages and to improve the translations in a collaborative manner and to support engagement and social networking of educators and learners around that content. Several hundred comprehensive course materials are available in SlideWiki in dozens of languages. In this large-scale trial project, we will further mature the SlideWiki technology platform, integrate it with a state-of-the-art MOOC delivery platform and perform four large-scale trials in secondary education, vocational and professional training, higher education, and community-driven open-education.
The SlideWiki platform was further developed further developed within the EU project "SlideWiki" by Leibniz Universität Hannover and 17 other partner organizations and hosted in the Joint Lab operated by TIB and the L3S Research Center of Leibniz Universität Hannover.
SlideWiki Platform: https://slidewiki.org/