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In the last months we were working on the collaborative educational content authoring platform
SlideWiki allows to create richly structured presentations comprising slides, self-test questionnaires, illustrations etc.

SlideWiki features include:

  • WYSIWYG slide authoring
  •  Logical slide and deck representation
  •  LaTeX/MathML integration
  •  Multilingual decks / semi-automatic translation in 50+ languages
  •  PowerPoint/HTML import
  •  Source code highlighting within slides
  •  Dynamic CSS themability and transitions
  •  Social networking activities
  •  Full revisioning and branching of slides and decks
  •  E-Learning with self-assessment questionnaires

Together with our colleagues at AKSW we now started to create a comprehensive *lecture series on the Semantic Data Web*:

We now almost completed the first lectures on RDF and RDF-Schema and aim to complete the whole series by May. We are also working on translating this to different languages (e.g. Russian, Persian, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, German, Greek, cf. Persian version at:

We are looking for additional lecture notes (i.e. slide series) for publication on SlideWiki. We will support the import and enrichment of the courseware in SlideWiki. Original authors will be attributed prominently. A requirement is licensing of the content as Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike. We translate all SlideWiki lectures in many other languages, add self-assessment tests, mobile learning facilities and many other features.
Benefits for authors include:

  • significantly increase your reach by making your courseware accessible to a world-wide audience
  • get your courseware translated into many different languages
  • engage students in contributing to and discussing the slides
  • easily create (self-)assessment tests for students
  • involve peer-educators in improving and maintaining the quality and attractiveness of your courseware
  • increase your reputation in the community, by sharing qualitative educational content

Please send applications for supporting your lecture notes to be published on SlideWiki by email to or till May 1 including the following information:

  • original authors (including email, address and affiliation)
  • original format (pptx preferred)
  • original language (English is preferred)
  • volume (number of presentations and slides)
  • licensing (must be compatible with CC-BY-SA)
  • link to the material

More information can be found at:

About Ali Khalili

The Research Group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) is hosted by the Chair of Business Information Systems (BIS) of the Institute of Computer Science (IfI) / University of... More

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