SlideWiki.eu: Large-scale pilots for collaborative OpenCourseWare authoring, multiplatform delivery and Learning Analytics.

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The SlideWiki EU project started 2016 with seventeen partners from Europe and Brazil using the award-winning open-source SlideWiki platform from germany as a basis. All project goals aiming at creating a large scale accessible learning and teaching platform using educational technology, skill recognition and global collaboration.

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A major obstacle to increasing 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 and maintenance 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and expensive, with the effect that often courseware employed by teachers, instructors and professors is incomplete, outdated, dull and inaccessible to those with disabilities.

SlideWiki is one of the major EU approaches to tackle these problems and to provide a free and libre OCW platform with free and libre OCW content. On the basis of the award winning (OpenCourseWare Consortium’s Excellence Award in 2014) software project SlideWiki, that is already used by hundreds of educators and thousands of learners, as well as with the help of 17 international partners from all over europe, we will extend SlideWiki’s approach to learning content creation and sharing to a next level. Thus, SlideWiki is planned to become a free to use, modern and global software that helps learners to find accessible learning content, share their insights and contribute improvements, as well as to help educators to create great learning content, reuse superior content of others and to reach out to a large amount of learners. In the end, we want to become the default hub for learning content, similar to what Wikipedia has achieved with encyclopedias today.

To achieve this high goal, we constructed 12 work packages that focus for the one half on the implementation side and for the other half on the trail/pilot side, so our product is developed for what learners and educators except and envision. As SlideWiki is not tailored to higher education only, our pilot work packages focus on secondary and higher education, professional and vocational training, as well as open community education. In case you are interested in participating as part of one of our pilots or to become a pilot itself, don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to achieve something outstanding - and the key to success is teamwork.

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ESWC 2017 accepted two Demo Papers by AKSW members ( 2017-04-19T10:19:43+02:00 Christopher Schulz)

2017-04-19T10:19:43+02:00 Christopher Schulz

Hello Community! The 14th ESWC, which takes place from May 28th to June 1st 2017 in Portoroz, Slovenia, accepted two demos to be presented at the conference. Read more about them in the following:                                                                         1. Read more about "ESWC 2017 accepted two Demo Papers by AKSW members"

AKSW Colloquium, 10.04.2017, GeoSPARQL on geospatial databases ( 2017-04-07T10:43:55+02:00 by Dr. Matthias Wauer)

2017-04-07T10:43:55+02:00 by Dr. Matthias Wauer

At the AKSW Colloquium, on Monday 10th of April 2017, 3 PM, Matthias Wauer will discuss a paper titled “Ontop of Geospatial Databases“. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 10.04.2017, GeoSPARQL on geospatial databases"

AKSW Colloquium, 03.04.2017, RDF Rule Mining ( 2017-03-31T13:39:28+02:00 TommasoSoru)

2017-03-31T13:39:28+02:00 TommasoSoru

At the AKSW Colloquium, on Monday 3rd of April 2017, 3 PM, Tommaso Soru will present the state of his ongoing research titled “Efficient Rule Mining on RDF Data”, where he will introduce Horn Concerto, a novel scalable SPARQL-based approach … Continue reading → Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 03.04.2017, RDF Rule Mining"

AKSW Colloquium, 27.03.2017, PPO & PPM 2.0: Extending the privacy preference framework to provide finer-grained access control for the Web of Data ( 2017-03-27T10:13:08+02:00 by Marvin Frommhold)

2017-03-27T10:13:08+02:00 by Marvin Frommhold

In the upcoming Colloquium, March the 27th at 3 PM Marvin Frommhold will discuss the paper “PPO & PPM 2.0: Extending the Privacy Preference Framework to provide finer-grained access control for the Web of Data” by Owen Sacco and John G. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 27.03.2017, PPO & PPM 2.0: Extending the privacy preference framework to provide finer-grained access control for the Web of Data"

DBpedia @ Google Summer of Code – GSoC 2017 ( 2017-03-13T11:12:50+01:00 Christopher Schulz)

2017-03-13T11:12:50+01:00 Christopher Schulz

DBpedia, one of InfAI’s community projects, will be part of the 5th Google Summer of Code program. The GsoC has the goal to bring students from all over the globe into open source software development. Read more about "DBpedia @ Google Summer of Code – GSoC 2017"