[Open-access] [open-science] Call for OpenCourseWare to be published at SlideWiki.org

Sören Auer auer at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Sun Feb 24 18:02:20 UTC 2013

Am 24.02.2013 12:38, schrieb Yishay Mor:
> I have tried slidewiki, and found it a very interesting
> and promising tools. However, I have a few comments:
> - navigating content could be improved. I want to see (and share with
> others) a list of my presentations, or create a subject list -  not
> clear how to do that.

You could just create an envelop presentation, where you add all the
presentations you want to share as sub-presentations. We already do that
for the lecture series, where we have a deck for the whole lecture
series, with subdecks for each individual lecture. Also, each slide and
presentation has its own URL, which makes it easy to create lists of
presentation and share them. Furthermore, you can see all decks created
by you in your profile.

> - licence is too restrictive. I'm afraid I can't offer all my content
> under a CC BY SA licence. Some of it is subject to employer's
> restrictions, some already public under a different licence. I hope you
> will allow authors a choice of licences.

That's more tricky - we want to make SlideWiki.org really an open
platform and thats why CC-BY-SA is a requirement. I guess content
licensed under even more liberal licenses can be easily re-licensed as
CC-BY-SA - you could then just mention in the deck description, that
this deck can be used under even more liberal licensing conditions (e.g.
CC0). For stricter licensing than CC-BY-SA, a possibility could be to
host your own SlideWiki, but we haven't released the source-code yet
(but definitely plan to do so).

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> On 24 February 2013 10:33, Sören Auer <auer at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
> <mailto:auer at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>> wrote:
>     Dear all,
>     SlideWiki.org is a non-profit, crowd-sourcing OpenCourseWare authoring
>     platform: http://SlideWiki.org
>     SlideWiki allows to create richly structured courseware presentations
>     comprising slides, self-test questionnaires, illustrations etc.
>     Slidewiki is for courseware what MediaWiki is for Wiki texts,
>     OpenStreetmaps for spatial data or GitHub for source code. With
>     SlideWiki, we hope to make educational material much more interactive,
>     multilingual and accessible.
>     We are now looking for additional lecture notes (i.e. slide series) for
>     publication on SlideWiki. We will support the import and enrichment of
>     the courseware in SlideWiki. Original authors will be attributed
>     prominently. A requirement is licensing of the content under CC-BY-SA.
>     We translate all SlideWiki lectures in many other languages, add
>     self-assessment tests, mobile learning facilities and many other
>     features. All SlideWiki features are documented here:
>     http://slidewiki.org/documentation/
>     Benefits for authors include:
>     * significantly increase your reach by making your courseware accessible
>     to a world-wide audience
>     * get your courseware translated into many different languages
>     * engage students in contributing to and discussing the course
>     * easily create (self-)assessment tests for students
>     * involve peer-educators in improving and maintaining the quality and
>     attractiveness of your courseware
>     * increase your reputation in the community, by sharing qualitative
>     educational content
>     Some existing example lectures include:
>     * Intelligent Systems: http://slidewiki.org/deck/1002/latest
>     * Semantic Web: http://slidewiki.org/deck/750/latest
>     * Semantic Web Services: http://slidewiki.org/deck/964/latest
>     * Information Retrieval: http://slidewiki.org/deck/345/latest
>     * Informationssysteme (German): http://slidewiki.org/deck/365/latest
>     Please send applications for publishing your lecture notes on SlideWiki
>     by email to auer at uni-leipzig.de <mailto:auer at uni-leipzig.de> till
>     March 10 including the following
>     information:
>     * original authors (including email, address and affiliation)
>     * original format (pptx/ODP preferred)
>     * original language (English is preferred)
>     * volume (number of presentations and slides)
>     * licensing (must be compatible with CC-BY-SA)
>     * link to the material
>     Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any further suggestions
>     and pointers to OpenCourseWare on the Web.
>     On behalf of the SlideWiki team,
>     Sören
>     http://www.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/~auer/
>     ---------------------------
>     SlideWiki features include:
>     * WYSIWYG slide authoring
>     * Logical slide and deck representation
>     * LaTeX/MathML integration
>     * Multilingual decks / semi-automatic translation in 50+ languages
>     * PowerPoint/HTML import
>     * Source code highlighting within slides
>     * Dynamic CSS themability and transitions
>     * Social networking activities
>     * Full revisioning and branching of slides and decks
>     * E-Learning with self-assessment questionnaires
>     * Source, citation and attribution tracking
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