CSEDU 2013, the International Conference on Computer Supported Education was taking place in Aachen, Germany this year. The conference was addressing different e-learning themes such as Information Technologies Supporting Learning, Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment, Ubiquitous Learning, Social Context and Learning Environments as well as Cloud Education Environments.
On behalf of AKSW, Ali Khalili and Darya Tarasowa presented two papers namely “CrowdLearn: Crowd-sourcing the Creation of Highly-structured E-Learning Content” and “Balanced Scoring Method for Multiple-mark Questions” at the conference (with acceptance rate 13% for full papers). The corresponding slides are available on SlideWiki (CrowdLearn, Balanced Scoring). The CrowdLearn paper discussing the underlying philosophy behind SlideWiki received many attention from the audience and was also nominated for the best-paper award in the conference. There were many people who were interested in using SlideWiki for publishing their teaching material and to share their educational content with other people in an OpenCourseWare environment.
Most of the keynotes were addressing MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and the new paradigms emerging on the Web for social learning. SlideWiki as an example of collaboration platform was also mentioned by professor Michael E. Auer in his keynote about the new engineering challenges in e-learning.