SlideWiki Summer of OpenCourseWare

The SlideWiki content competition aims to increase the amount of OpenCourseWare available in SlideWiki.

We are looking for OpenCourseWare:

  • from all domains (mathematics, engineering, humanities, social sciences, ...)
  • for all levels of learners starting from secondary education
  • licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA)
  • in English language (we will work on translations in the next stage)

Successful OpenCourseWare should comprise:

  • at least 5 lectures comprising at least 25 slides and 15 questions each
  • be well structured into different subdecks
  • contain illustrative examples, diagrams, visualizations
  • see also our best practices guidelines

Successful OpenCourseWare projects published on SlideWiki will be awarded 300 Euro (~400US$)


The SlideWiki OpenCourseWare campaign is performed in two phases:

  1. Application phase till June 15 - you submit an example lecture
    • the example lecture should comprise the outline of your whole lecture series
    • the lecture should be either your original work or you should provide proof from the original author permiting licensing of the content under CC-BY-SA
    • your example lecture will be reviewed by SlideWiki team and domain experts
    • once your example lecture is positively evaluated you can proceed creating your full lecture
  2. Content creation phase till September 15 - you develop your full lecture
    • your full OpenCourseWare lecture series should comprise at least 5 lectures (including your example lecture from the application phase)
    • each of the five lectures should contain at least 25 slides and 15 questions
    • the newly created lectures should be of similar quality as your example lecture

Why should I participate

Participating in the SlideWiki OpenCourseWare challenge has a number of benefits:

  • help creating truly open courseware for a variety of domains
  • gain visibility as an educator in your domain
  • spread knowledge about your domain
  • help building an educational community in your knowledge domain
  • be rewarded with 300 Euro (~400 US$) for your effort in creating the lecture

Creator: soeren (TIB)


Licensed under the Creative Commons
Attribution ShareAlike CC-BY-SA license

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