What if course material could...
be co-created by teachers, students and the professional field?
make full use of interactive web tools?
transcend courses and span multiple subjects?
promote a personal learning approach?
be shared with the educational community?
Open Webslides provides a platform to create course material that promotes co-creation and makes full use of modern web technologies to promote an (inter)active and accessible learning environment.
Course material is in dire need of modernization.
- Education is still too often a one-way street, where students are expected to simply digest the material with little to no activity or agency on their part.
- Welcoming and processing feedback from students or colleagues is not a streamlined, elegant process but can instead be a time-consuming chaos.
- Embedding media or flipped classroom tools is either impossible or not as straightforward as it should be.
- Learning material is often reliant on specific versions of closed software packages that are no longer supported on older machines but also do not work on modern mobile devices.
- Placing one subject’s narrative in a bigger picture by linking to other courses is difficult at best due to technological constraints.
- Ideas for better learning material are not always shared or implemented on a large enough scale that could benefit the educational community.
Open Webslides offers this needed modernization.
- Webslides features a user-friendly and clear platform for the co-creation of learning material, thus allowing the various stakeholders (fellow teachers, students, researchers, ...) to partake in the creation of educational content.
- We fully support the open source philosophy. Webslides work on every device and are completely free to use. As such, their usage is not limited to classrooms nor to groups who have the financial strength to license closed software packages.
- Webslides allow linking to and including other courses and publications. This in turn, promotes multiperspectivism and broader narrative that is often lacking in today’s educational landscape.
- Webslides give teachers the option to share their work, not only with their immediate environment but with a much broader audience as well, benefiting the entire educational landscape.