Adding power to educational and research wikis with Semantic MediaWiki

Daniel Schneider & Julien Da Costa

TECFA, University of Geneva

Goals:

  1. Raise awareness of SMW potential for education and research
  2. Find other people interested in the subject
  3. Show what we have done so far
  4. Get some advice and have discussions
  5. Meet at Opensim/WikiSym 2014 ?

There ispotential

Hurdles

(Most) people cannot

Opportunities for SMW

Improve

Main tools:

Semantic Forms

Semantic Result Formats

Citizen science research

Case study 1: http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Portal:_citizen_science

Questions: Usability, voting

Improve wiki-based courses

Case study 2: "Bases psychop├ędagogiques" course

Questions: Aggregations for visualizations (1 data page per annotation)

Learning SMW

Plans 2014

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Questions ?

Paper and slides available