On Tuesday, 30 October 2018, at 19:00 Irish Standard Time (20:00 Germany time), our webinar on Learning by practice with SlideWiki: a collaborative and open source platform to improve and share educational material, took place as scheduled by Ms. Alexandra Garatzogianni, Senior Research and Innovation Project Manager at the Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology, University Library (TIB) and at the Leibniz University of Hannover and Dr. Fabiano Pallonetto, Senior Power System Researcher at the University College Dublin.
As educators, one of our main responsibility is to enhance the effectiveness of our teaching to encourage our students lighting some of their future lifelong interests while becoming their own knowledge investigator. In SlideWiki we think that technology can help us become more effective educators. This webinar, organised in collaboration with the University College of Dublin, focuses on the use of SlideWiki to improve the educational materials and to produce high quality teaching content. It is an hands-on webinar where Dr. Fabiano Pallonetto explains how to use the platform to upload and share materials and what are the features that make the platform unique and extremely powerful for educators. Be ready to upload one or multiple PowerPoint (.pptx) or OpenOffice (.odp) to test the platform features during the webinar. Moreover Ms. Alexandra Garatzogianni elaborates on how SlideWiki advocates and supports accessibility, diversity and collaboration of educators and learners at a global level.
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Information about the H2020 SlideWiki project (Grant Agreement No 688095)
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.