The goal of this webinar was to share our experience from using the SlideWiki platform as an open content publishing platform. More specifically, during this webinar, we present and explore the use of SlideWiki as an element of learning and collaborating in a working environment (phygital). We ask several questions, and provide few tentative answers, as to why open content is important for our everyday work, how SlideWiki empowers its creation and the importance to develop or connect with related communities of practice. The webinar constitutes an opportunity to establish an interest and further exchange on SlideWiki as a platform of collaboration at work. Moreover we showcase how SlideWiki advocates for and enables diversity, collaboration and access to knowledge at a global level.
Moderator & Speaker: 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
Speaker: Thanasis Priftis, Director of Ynternet.org, Researcher and HEG-GE lecturer in Geneva, Switzerland, Member of SlideWiki’s Advisory Board Webinar
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.
Founded in 1998, Ynternet.org is a Research and Education Institute promoting an efficient and ethical use of the technology, while having a responsible behavior in the digital environment. Furthermore, Ynternet.org is a Research and Education Institute promoting an efficient and ethical use of technology, while having a responsible behavior in the digital environment. Moreover Ynternet.org is one of the subcontracted partners for the external trials of the SlideWiki platform. More info at http://ynternet.org/