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Re: UNMOOC on Web Science to start!

From: Steffen Staab <staab@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:30:13 +0200
Message-ID: <526A2C15.7090209@uni-koblenz.de>
To: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org, Rene Pickhardt <rpickhardt@uni-koblenz.de>
Dear Sören,

thanks for your pointer! This is  very interesting!

However, we favor a slightly different approach.
We are interested in facilitating reuse beyond the creation of material 
for a course,
hence our contents are put into the the wikimedia foundation space
where they are also easily available, e.g., for Wikipedia (where 
appropriate).

For instance, the wikipedia entry 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_frame now reuses our video
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AHow_to_build_an_Ethernet_Frame.webm
which is part of our course
https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Topic:Web_Science/Part1:_Foundations_of_the_web/Internet_Architecture/Ethernet/Ethernet_Header

This has already (at this very early stage) generated useful feedback from
people that would never have considered to look at course material
and it reaches an audience that would otherwise not benefit
from our course material.

Cheers,
Steffen





Am 25.10.13 09:17, schrieb Sören Auer:
> 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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