Author Archives: Sören Auer

Webinar recording on crowdsourced OpenCourseWare authoring with SlideWiki available

On Jan 21, 2014 at 15:00 CET we were hosting a webinar on crowdsourced, multilingual OpenCourseWare authoring with is a platform for OpenCourseWare authoring and publishing. Similar as Wikipedia allows the collaborative authoring of encyclopedic texts, GitHub of … Continue reading

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Google's spiritus rector Eric Schmidt visited AKSW

Today Google’s spiritus rector Eric Schmidt visited AKSW to learn about the newest Linked Data technology and figuring out how to replace the Google’s proprietary knowledge graph with open DBpedia. Joke aside: Together his co-author Jared Cohen he  visited University of Leipzig … Continue reading

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Open Data Conference in Seoul

On the second day of Sören’s short trip to Korea, we participated in the Open Data Conference of the Information Society Agency (NIA). NIA seems to be implementing a comprehensive Open Data strategy (also involving LinkedData). Looks like South Korea … Continue reading

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Open Positions for PostDocs, PhD Students and Developers at AKSW

There are several open positions for postdoctoral researchers, doctoral students and software developers at AKSW research group in Leipzig. More information can be found here: Applicants will become part of an very international, innovative and social team, be embedded into an … Continue reading

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SlideWiki webinar recording available on YouTube

We were giving a Webinar on SlideWiki in the course of Open Education Week on Friday. The video recording is now available on YouTube. The webinar comprises a walk-through SlideWiki’s features.

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SlideWiki webinar tutorial during Open Education Week (March 15, 15:00 GMT)

We will perform a Webinar introducing SlideWiki and its features in the course of Open Education Week on March 15 at 15:00 GMT. While many Learning Content Management Systems are available, the collaborative, community-based creation of rich e-learning content is … Continue reading

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Call for OpenCourseWare to be published at

We are looking for additional lecture notes (i.e. slide series) for publication on SlideWiki. We will support the import and enrichment of the courseware in SlideWiki. Original authors will be attributed prominently. A requirement is licensing of the content as … Continue reading

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Paper about SlideWiki accepted at CSEDU Conference 2013

Our paper CrowdLearn: Crowd-sourcing the Creation of Highly-structured E-Learning Content (by Darya Tarasowa, Ali Khalili, Sören Auer, Jörg Unbehauen) was accepted as a full paper at the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU2013). The conference takes place May … Continue reading

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Video presentation about the concepts behind SlideWiki

Darya was presenting our paper SlideWiki: Elicitation and Sharing of Corporate Knowledge using Presentations at EKAW. Here is the video of her presentation: The deck Darya shows in the video is available here:

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First Public Beta of

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 crowd-sourcing collaboration platform for educational content. Slidewiki is for educational content … Continue reading

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