SlideWiki competition #OECWC2018 launched
Take part: create open educational resources, post them on the presentation platform SlideWiki and win up to €1,000
HANNOVER, 26 March 2018 – Presentations are now part of everyday life, whether at school, university or in the workplace. The SlideWiki platform gives users the opportunity to create, amend, update, change and discover presentations, especially open educational resources (OER), whether independently or collaboratively. The EU-funded project SlideWiki, involving 17 national and international partners, is established at the “Data Science & Open Knowledge” joint lab run by the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology – and L3S Research Center.
Post new content and win
The SlideWiki competition #OECWC2018 launched recently by the SlideWiki consortium invites academics, teaching staff, and learners with disabilities to publish high-quality educational content on the presentation platform. “Participants are invited to create reusable, multilingual material in the four categories – school education, vocational education, higher education and/or open educational resources – on a crowdsourcing basis,” explained Professor Dr. Sören Auer, SlideWiki coordinator and Director of TIB, summarising the requirements for entering the competition.
€500 in prize money will be awarded to the five teams of participants judged by the jury as the best in their respective category that meet the standard requirements concerning content/slides quality. Since the emphasis is on quality and quantity, teams that impress the jury by creating a considerable amount of high-quality content, i.e. more than 200 slides, will be awarded double prize money ‒ €1,000 each.
Closing date for entry: 1 October 2018
1 October 2018 is the closing date for entries to the SlideWiki competition #OECWC2018. The winning teams will be announced in November 2018.
More information about the competition: https://blogs.tib.eu/wp/tib/2018/02/07/opencourseware-wettbewerb-oecwc2018/
Acting in the capacity of the German national library of technology, as well as architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics, the TIB –Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library provides academia, research, industry and business with literature and information in printed and electronic form.
TIB is continuously expanding its role as a German information centre for the digitisation of science and technology. The library provides scientific content, digital services and methodological skills to specialist and research communities at www.tib.eu, supporting the different stages of scientific work. The library’s search and order portal offers users access to more than 80 million technical and scientific datasets indexed by TIB. The library’s outstanding quality-assured collections also include knowledge objects such as audiovisual media, 3D models and research data. Thanks to specially developed search technologies, TIB’s AV-Portal (https://av.tib.eu/) can be used to search for specific content from scientific videos from the fields of science and technology. As a research library, TIB conducts applied research and development in order to generate new services and optimise existing ones. The key areas of research are in the fields of data science, non-textual material, Open Science and visual analytics.
TIB is a public-law foundation of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. The library is a member of the Leibniz Association.