- Develop a web tool that will create a Connexions "module" that plays a set of slides and makes it easy to add an introduction and other simple content. It will be easy to save the slides to Slideshare or Google Docs as well as making it possible to download the source slides.
- Make it easier to share. Some really valuable, original material is locked in professors' slides. If they were easy to share they would.
- Make open textbooks easier to adopt. Open textbooks need ancillaries. This will make it easy to build a module per chapter with the accompanying slides. This in turn will help faculty adopt open resources.
I am wondering whether it would be possible to provide a little quiz wizard with the slide tool also, inspired by TED-Ed's tool for creating quick lessons out of YouTube videos. This TED-Ed example shows a video that has been embedded with some intro text and a little quiz. It looks a lot like what I was envisioning for a slide module, although the presentation would necessarily look a bit different given the Connexions format. I added a quiz section to the sample module I created in Connexions to get an idea what that might look like.