Collaborative OpenCourseWare Authoring: The SlideWiki Platform
Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom
Tuesday, June 26 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Abstract: The open-source and open-access SlideWiki platform employs crowdsourcing methods in order to support the authoring, sharing, reusing and remixing of open courseware. The SlideWiki project is introducing the SlideWiki platform to different communities of educators and learners by performing a wide range of trials covering different levels of education (i.e. from secondary to higher education) and different types of learning (i.e. formal learning, informal learning, vocational learning). Each of these large-scale trials is carried out with hundreds of educators and thousands of learners in different countries across Europe.
At the end of this session, participants will have acquired:
- An awareness of the different approaches in producing and sharing multi-lingual OCW with the open education community.
- A good overview of the range of technologies that can be employed to deliver OCW via multiple educational platforms.
- An insight into best practices for designing OCW for delivery via different learning platforms and for different learning contexts.
SlideWiki is a European-funded project, creating a platform that will facilitate large-scale collaboration around educational content. The project is adopting and building upon the latest developments in education, especially Open Educational Resources (OERs) and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).
The SlideWiki project is building upon these initiatives by introducing the SlideWiki platform to the open education community and performing a wide range of trials covering different levels of education (i.e. from secondary to higher education) and different types of learning (i.e. formal learning, informal learning, vocational learning). Each of these large-scale trials is performed with hundreds of educators and thousands of learners in countries all over Europe.
A particular focus of these trials is the authoring of OERs and their delivery via various educational platforms that address different learning contexts. More specifically, SlideWiki aims at delivering learning resources via the following educational platforms:
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
- Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
- Interactive eBooks
- Social networks
The intended audience of this session consists of:
- Educators who want to find existing OpenCourseWare (OCW) and reuse or translate it, or develop new OCW collaboratively with their peers.
- Informal learners who want to find OCW and connect with other learners.
- Researchers in the open education community who want to learn more about collaborative OCW authoring and crowdsourced translation of open content.
- Technology enthusiasts aiming to broaden their knowledge on learning technologies for collaborative OCW authoring and distribution of content via different educational platforms.
Dr. Alexander Mikroyannidis (PhD, MPhil, BEng) is a Research Associate in the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University. He has more than 10 years of research experience in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and specifically in personalised learning, self-regulated learning, inquiry-based learning, open educational resources and rich interactive learning materials with applications in teaching and learning Data Science, Future Internet, and Linked Data. He is the author of over 100 articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals, conferences and books.
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