How to create great educational content

  • structure your lecture reasonably, a deck should have between 3-10 slides - do not overstructure
  • a good lecture covers introduction, prerequisites, learning goals, references (books, standards, websites, conferences, workshops) as well as tasks and mini projects
  • choose neutral examples in your slides (e.g. books or history) these should be very well known topics, so also people in other cultures can relate to them
  • add at least one question to every slide, so learners can check whether they grasped the idea
  • avoid lengthy full sentences, package content in easily digestible doses, use bullet points
  • use speaking titles for your slides
  • illustrate your material with good examples and visualizations
  • beef up your decks with some nice images – Google Image search allows to search for CC-BY-SA licensed images

Don't reinvent the wheel

Look for existing lecture material you can reuse

Look for existing material in SlideWiki in other languages, which you can translate

Ask the original authors for permission to reuse and re-license (under CC-BY-SA) their content and acknowledge them as original authors

Good, recent text books are also usually a good basis for a lecture - inquire with the authors whether they would support a lecture on SlideWiki e.g. by providing you with the content in a machine-readable format