Share your knowledge and build online courses with simple Markdown!

No Tooling

You only need a browser or at least a text-editor, that's it ...

Open-Source

Create, adapt, translate, and share courses on github ...

JavaScript Ready

Extend your course with any available JavaScript library!

No Tooling (no programming)

Your course is parsed and rendered in real-time within the browser at client-side. You only have to provide the URL to your course file. A course is a simple Markdown format with support for multimedia content, narrators, effect, quizzes, online programming, ASCII-art diagrams, etc.

See the documentation here

Open-Source

You are the owner of your content, but by hosting your course on github you give others the chance to contribute to, to translate, to adapt to your course.
There is no single source of truth, so why should there be only one course. With the help of git branches and forks it may be possible to develop course for different students and target audiences.

See a list of courses here

JavaScript Ready

In contrast to other Markdown-parsers you are free to use any JavaScript library you want. This way you can integrate any kind of visualization, simulation, computer-algebra-system, or whatever you might think is useful for your course.
To simplify the usage of JavaScript and HTML elements, LiaScript provides a macro-system to cover repetitive tasks.

See a list of templates here

About

I am a huge fan of online-courses (MOOCs), tutorials, YouTube-courses, podcasts, etc., BUT ... MOOCs are not in the public domain (although they should be), produced expensively by publishers, which are interested in user numbers and therefore only produce general courses for a large English speaking audience. Video and audio recordings are also hard to produce, they are “static” and one mistake or a missing fact cannot be fixed that easy.

That is why I started to develop LiaScript, as a simple and extendable Markdown-dialect that allows sharing knowledge by creating interactive courses in an Open-Source manner, where anyone can participate and contribute. Even if it is a course for a minor audience, such as teaching cuneiform writing to 8-graders in Swahili.
Like in the movie Ratatouille ... “anybody can cock”.

Source at gitlab: https://gitlab.com/OvGU-ESS/eLab_v2/lia_script


... and most of all, I hate the fact that education is still a business with private schools and universities, expensive BOOKS and MOOCS...

Credit

André Dietrich

Programming paradigm experimenter and creator of LiaScript and SelectScript ...

Sebastian Zug

The mind in the dark and the man behind the eLab-project ...

Karl Fessel

Embedded systems developer, creator of Arduinoview , and Markdown evangelist ...

Martin Koppehel

Hardware-architect and fully fullstack-developer ...

Fin Christensen

CSS and Web development enthusiast, outstanding git user ...

Georg Jäger

Sensor uncertainty expert and first course creator ...

Share your knowledge and build online courses with simple Markdown!