On the AKSW blog we occasionally announce pre-views of tools we develop and release widely later on. Now, we are excited to grant you a peek on our SlideWiki.org crowd-sourcing collaboration platform for educational content. Slidewiki is for educational content (presentations, tests) what MediaWiki is for texts, OpenStreetmaps for spatial data or GitHub for source code. SlideWiki is completely browser-based and users can edit, branch and merge all decks and slides available on SlideWiki under the CC-BY-SA license. With SlideWiki communities can collaborate to create all kinds of presentations, self-assessment questionnaires, diagrams etc. SlideWiki also supports the automatic translation in 54 languages and the manual refinement of the translated content. Ultimately, we aim to make educational content much more interactive, collaborative, engaging, open and reusable. More information about SlideWiki’s features can be found in the documentation presentation.
A few comprehensive lecture series are already available on SlideWiki. AKSW is currently preparing a lecture series on the Semantic Data Web, which can be seen here: slidewiki.org/deck/750