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Champion: Alexander Mikroyannidis
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Participant(s):Allan Third, John Domingue

Timeline:01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2018



Large-scale pilots for collaborative OpenCourseWare authoring, multiplatform delivery and Learning Analytics

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and expensive with the effect that often courseware employed by teachers, instructors and professors is incomplete, outdated, inaccessible to those with disabilities and dull.

With the open-source SlideWiki platform (available at SlideWiki.org) the effort of the creation, translation and evolution of highly-structured remixable OCW can be widely shared (i.e. crowdsourced).

Similarly to Wikipedia for encyclopaedic content, SlideWiki allows to collaboratively create comprehensive OCW (curricula, slide presentations, self-assessment tests, illustrations etc.) online in a crowdsourcing manner:

1. to semi-automatically translate this content into more than 50 different languages and

2. to improve the translations in a collaborative manner and

3. to support engagement and social networking of educators and learners around that content.

Several hundred comprehensive course materials are available in SlideWiki in dozens of languages. In this large-scale trial project, we will further mature the SlideWiki technology platform, integrate it with a state-of-the-art MOOC delivery platform and perform four large-scale trials in:

1. secondary education,

2. vocational and professional training,

3. higher education and

4. community-driven open-education.

Each of these large-scale trials will be performed with hundreds of educators and thousands of learners in countries all over Europe. A particular focus of the technology development and testing in the trials will be the suitability for academics, teachers and learners with disabilities.


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Mikroyannidis, A. and Papastilianou, A. (2021) Open Educational Resources in Public Administration: A Case Study in Greece, Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, pp. 1-15

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Jan, Z., Third, A., Bachler, M. and Domingue, J. (2018) Peer-reviews on the blockchain, Workshop: Refresh - Reframing Research at EuroCSS Symposium, Cologne, Germany

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Mikroyannidis, A., Pallonetto, F., Mangina, E., Pyrini, N., Sadauskas, M., Trepule, E., Volungeviciene, A., Panagiotakopoulos, C., Karatrantou, A., Armakolas, S., Mauro, A., Cheniti, L. and Korbaa, O. (2018) Lessons learned from the use of the SlideWiki OpenCourseWare platform in different learning contexts, 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2018), Seville, Spain, International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)

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Mikroyannidis, A. (2018) Collaborative Authoring of Open Courseware with SlideWiki: A Case Study in Open Education, 10th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN18), Palma de Mallorca, Spain, International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)

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Mikroyannidis, A. (2018) Collaborative OpenCourseWare Authoring: The SlideWiki Platform, Demo at EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 37-39, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

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