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Participants were asked to create specifically formatted educational content (at least 20 lessons with assignments plus a few lessons with theory), that will be suitable to study for 30 — 60 minutes.

0. Pick your primary subject area for the competition (Python / Java / JavaScript / Data Science / Applied Computer Science / Theoretical Computer Science).

1. Decide which topic you want to cover. The topic should be specific enough to be studied within 30-60 minutes (for prepared students based on your specified prerequisites).

2. Find your topic as Wikidata QID. If you can't find it, please choose the closest one from the Wikidata.

3. Create a free account on Stepik or log in using your existing account.

4. Create an empty course with a title "Your area. Your topic". for this competition a course on Stepik is just a convenient way to organize your content in one place. Note that you should not set any dates and deadlines for this course and keep it public!

5. Now the hardest part. Fill the course with your best educational content!

The course should consist of at least 20 lessons with practical assignments plus a few lessons with theory so that students can clearly understand and practice your topic. Please see guidelines below for more details.

6. Invite at least 3 your friends and colleagues to test your course. Real learners' feedback is extremely valuable and you can use it to improve the content to increase your odds

7. Submit your application using this form before March, 31! You can also get a notification delivered to your inbox by subscribing to competition news.
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Content Guidelines
Your course should consist of at least 20 practical assignments (each assignment can be a separate lesson of the course) plus a few lessons with theory, so that students can clearly understand and practice your topic.

Theory lessons can have any kind of educational content (e.g. text, video, slides).

Each practical assignments lessons should have only 1-3 assignments in it. If you group assignments in one lesson they should also be of the same difficulty.

To link all of your lessons together and connect them to the global knowledge graph of the platform, make sure to specify for each lesson:

1. Required topics (tags). Topics that should be covered before the learner will be able to proceed to this lesson.
2. Topics that will students will learn by completing course. Make sure to state your main chosen topic, and other additional topics if some of your lessons could be used to teach other useful topics.

You can use all types of assignments supported by Stepik.

Please create lessons that are not directly connected. Students will receive your lessons independently from each other, therefore it is important that each one of them is alone standing and represnt a single complete concept.
See the course example (Python. Data type).
See the full Adaptive Python course (not an example, but worth checking out!).
See more guidelines about the topics (tags).

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You are asked to create specifically formatted educational content (both theory and practical assignments), that will be suitable to study for 30-60 minutes in the adaptive learning setting (for prepared students based on your specified prerequisites).

The main difference between a regular online course and an adaptive online course is that in an adaptive course you cannot presume linear (or any for that matter) learning path for a student. Therefore each assignment or lecture should be self-sufficient in order for them to be completed without your other lectures or assignments. You do have to specify prerequisites and content topics from the global knowledge graph to link the content together, if applicable.

Winners will be chosen based on real learners data and feedback. The better educational content means the better learning outcomes considering time spent, plus positive social feedback.
1. Despite adding your lessons to general course, you are still the author of them and you have access to the course that you submitted. But we'll make your submitted course private, please don't use and update it within a month.

2. You can answer learners comments and help them to pass your lessons, but please do not give them answers and obvious tips.

3. You can spread the word about the general courses elsewhere and invite your friends, colleagues, learners to try them out and support you.

4. You can use the content created by another person as long as it's compatible with CC BY-SA 4.0 license and you have fulfilled all the necessary requirements by the content owner (e.g. correct attribution or having a direct permission from the author).

5. Stepik employees can participate in the competition but are not eligible for prizes. Sorry folks.