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Re: MOOCs, crowdsourcing and Berners-Lee's vision

From: Juan Ignacio Vidal <ignacio.vidal@lifia.info.unlp.edu.ar>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 10:06:35 -0300
Message-ID: <CAGiVYt_CcYr0VUfOYuxav-_jxZNHmFQOexjryJfpPW1oVBoxrQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Stephen D. Williams" <sdw@lig.net>
Cc: Paul-Olivier Dehaye <paul-olivier.dehaye@math.uzh.ch>, Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>, semantic-web@w3.org
Hello everyone, we are working in the developing of a wiki (a semantic
media wiki installation) that works as a learning object repository.
It has, as main feature, the possibility to edit by means of a (not so)
simple form, the metadata of the learning resources. Also add new
resources, and publish them via an oai target.
We are currently working in adding this information in the linked data
cloud, in order to harness the information published there; as main goal,
we pretend to improve the quality in metadata records with this
collaborative/open approach.
If anyone is interested, we have a beta version on line at
http://moodle.lifia.info.unlp.edu.ar/_wikilor/ (it takes a while to load
the first page, due to some big indexation issue).
As Paul stated, is an interesting approach for us too, to harness the
students/teachers community to improve the annotation in learning resources..



On Sat, May 24, 2014 at 2:07 AM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw@lig.net> wrote:

>  I'm definitely interested.  We're working on some new ideas for a new
> type of educational ecosystem combining education with entertainment,
> especially games, focusing on a broader market than typical MOOCs.    I'm
> very enthusiastic about MOOCs too, having taken and finished very well on
> two out of three of what I think of as the original MOOCS: AI and ML at
> Stanford.
> Stephen
> On 5/23/14, 5:44 PM, Paul-Olivier Dehaye wrote:
>  Hi Soren, all,
> As I understand it, Slidewiki lets professors collaborate on content
> production for courses. When I asked my question on the list, I had a
> different user base in mind: students. In most big MOOCs right now,
> students organise themselves spontaneously and start typing up the notes of
> the professor, write glossaries, etc. They usually do that via a wiki, and
> many professors report that the notes there end up more polished than their
> own. I am convinced that these same students could also semantically
> annotate these notes, if offered proper tools. I see three reasons why they
> would do it:
>  1) they understand this is useful for semantic web goals (citizen
> science-style)
> 2) just doing it helps the participant to study the material
> 3) if additional services can be offered, they might find it useful for
> themselves and their peers (cheat sheet of definitions, for instance, or
> flash cards)
>  It is really hard to overemphasise the dedication of some students in
> those courses, I really think this could attract lots of users quickly.
> Coursera for instance just set up a global translator network of
> volunteers, to handle all the translations.
>  If a tool is implemented, and implemented in the right way (for instance
> via LTI standard), it could be hooked up right away with Coursera and
> edx.org, collecting approximately 10M potential users. edx, via its
> XBlock API, would actually be the easiest way to reach the most students as
> a tool could be integrated more tightly in the platform.
>  Bear in mind also that these annotations would apply for content that is
> typically more specialized than what is found on wikipedia.
>  Anyone interested in this? Any existing semantic tools to recommend as a
> good starting point?
>  Thanks,
>  Paul
>  Paul-Olivier Dehaye
> SNF Professor of Mathematics
> University of Zurich
> skype: lokami_lokami (preferred)
> phone: +41 76 407 57 96
> chat: paulolivier@gmail.com
>  twitter: podehaye
> freenode irc: pdehaye
> On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 1:44 PM, Paul-Olivier Dehaye <
> paul-olivier.dehaye@math.uzh.ch> wrote:
>> Thank you, that is relevant. Any others, maybe introducing semantic games
>> in MOOCs?
>> Paul
>>  Paul-Olivier Dehaye
>> skype: lokami_lokami (preferred)
>> phone: +41 76 407 57 96 <%2B41%2076%20407%2057%2096>
>> chat: paulolivier@gmail.com
>>   twitter: podehaye
>> freenode irc: pdehaye
>> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM, Sören Auer <
>> auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote:
>>> Dear Paul-Olivier, all,
>>> I'm not exactly sure, what you have in mind, but maybe our SlideWiki.org
>>> initiative is related:
>>> With the open-courseware authoring platform SlideWiki.org, we aim to
>>> facilitate the collaborative creation of hightly structured
>>> multi-lingual courseware (consiting of slides organized in reusable
>>> decks, self-assessment questions, figures etc.) which could be used to
>>> create MOOCs. See http://slidewiki.org/documentation/
>>> We use SlideWiki for a number of courses, e.g. a lecture series on
>>> Semantic Web topics:
>>> http://slidewiki.org/deck/750
>>> BTW: We are currently running the SlideWiki OpenCourseWare Summer
>>> (SOS2014) Competition, which will award good Open Course Ware projects
>>> on SlideWiki:
>>> http://education.okfn.org/slidewiki-opencourseware-summer-sos2014-competition/
>>> Best,
>>> Sören
>>> On 5/12/2014 9:53 PM, Paul-Olivier Dehaye wrote:
>>> > Hello,
>>> >
>>> > I was wondering if anyone here has started thinking about or acting on
>>> > opportunities for semantic web research when combining the emerging
>>> > ideas of crowdsourcing and MOOcs.
>>> >
>>> > Paul-Olivier Dehaye
>>> > skype: lokami_lokami (preferred)
>>> > phone: +41 76 407 57 96 <%2B41%2076%20407%2057%2096>
>>>  > chat: paulolivier@gmail.com <mailto:paulolivier@gmail.com>
>>>  > twitter: podehaye
>>> > freenode irc: pdehaye
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