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RE: UNMOOC on Web Science to start!

From: QUATTRI, Francesca [11901993r] <francesca.quattri@connect.polyu.hk>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:34:20 +0000
To: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>, "Steffen Staab" <staab@uni-koblenz.de>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
CC: "QUATTRI, Francesca [11901993r]" <francesca.quattri@connect.polyu.hk>
Message-ID: <1700bc804539448e8c9d1cb7e18febbd@HKNPR01MB130.apcprd01.prod.exchangelabs.com>
Thank you for the great links.

Please advice the Community in case there are other OpenCourseWare opportunities that have been left unmentioned.

Regards,

F.
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From: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2013 3:17 PM
To: Steffen Staab; semantic-web@w3.org; public-lod@w3.org
Subject: Re: UNMOOC on Web Science to start!

Dear Steffen, all,

This seems to be indeed a very interesting endeavor. In particular the
"creation of open and evolving content with interactive,
community-oriented feedback sessions" seems an interesting concept. Have
you seen our OpenCOurseWare authoring platform SlideWiki
http://slidewiki.org - its now open-source, used with dozens of courses,
several hundred students. There are btw. also comprehensive lecture
series on Semantic Web, Information Retrieval, Intelligent Systems. The
Semantic Web lecture (>700 slides, >100 self-assessment questions) is
available in 12 languages (Thai, French Portuguese, Spanish, Italian,
Hindi, Greek, Persian, Arabic, Russian, German, English). We are really
interested to build a larger user/author communities around SlideWiki
content and any ideas in that regard are highly appreciated.

Best,

Sören

Am 25.10.2013 08:47, schrieb Steffen Staab:
>
> Institute WeST is about to start an UNMOOC -
> an UNusual Massive Open Online Course - on *Web Science*
>
> A MOOC is "an online course aimed at large-scale interactive
> participation and open access via the Web" (quote from Wikipedia).
> Usual MOOCs combine canned content (text, videos, etc.) with
> interactive, community-oriented feedback sessions.
> In contrast, our unusual MOOC targets the creation of open and evolving
> content with interactive, community-oriented feedback sessions.
>
> Find more basic information at our starting page:
> http://studywebscience.org/
>
> The course itself will be hosted on wikiversity and wikimedia commons,
> two free and open siblings of the Wikipedia platform:
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Topic:Web_Science
>
> There are three models for certification
> 1. Joining exams in Koblenz and earning ECTS credits
> 2. Examination by an outside institution.
>    If you are an outside institution and want to award
>    credits based on participation in the MOOC exam, please contact us.
> 3. Informal certification (no earning of ECTS credits)
>    by remote participation in the MOOC exam.
>
> Rene Pickhardt & Steffen Staab
> Institute for Web Science and Technologies
> University of Koblenz-Landau
>
> http://west.uni-koblenz.de
>
>


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