Wikiversity

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Our Mission

Wikiversity is intended for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities. The mission of Wikiversity is to empower people to achieve their educational goals using resources produced by the free culture movement. The goal is to create a community of people who support each other in their educational endeavors.

Some Ideas for Effective Initial Participation

  • Add or tweak some notes at a course portal. The School of History is now seeking students! The School of Mathematics is now seeking students.
  • Tweak a random text for readability.
  • Create an interesting topic portal.
  • Create a random lesson plan.
  • Assemble an initial list of links useful to others interested in the topic.
  • Add an outline bullet
  • Add a factual paragraph or bullet to an article or its associated discussion page.
  • Publish an essay question and answer or a term paper at an appropriate location.
  • Write a draft quiz regarding a random Wikipedia article or other subject of interest and publish it as an appropriate link in a learning trail.
  • Review the standards of educational standards organizations.
  • Publish your course notes (Students please note that the copyright of handouts belongs to their creators and permission is required prior to submittal. Personal notes with short quotes compliant with fair use provisions of U.S. Copyright law, short quotes and citations, created to study the course material are very welcome. It is exactly what we wish to edit mercilessly and improve to leave behind published under the FDL for others to encounter along the learning trails.), lesson plans, topical essays, or reference works for others to review, modify or fork.
  • Come discuss how to improve Wikiversity at our current mailing list.

Please ask a question

Ask a question or state a desire for a learning resource by inserting a paragraph here: I Want to Know. If you feel like lending a hand after inserting your request, please peruse the other participants requests and add information, comments or clarifying questions boldly.

Departments

Find a course

Browse the courses listed or requested of the various Wikiversity Schools. If you cannot find a particular course, you can request it or start building it yourself.

About Wikiversity

Wikiversity is a wiki-based learning community. Over at Wikiversity, you can utilize online courses and also create courses yourself. See how Wikiversity supports learning.

Different entry points and rough theory, as well as example forms are also available.

Discussing the Wikiversity

For previous discussions see the Meta page on Wikiversity. Since there is now a formal proposal to set up Wikiversity as a new Wikimedia project, try to keep discussions of Wikiversity's scope and goals centralized at Meta. In the future we might utilize a #wikiversity IRC channel as well. If you're interested, you could add your name to the participants list, and see who else is involved.

Wikiversity Core Courses

One way of moving Wikiversity forward is to create a set of core service courses that will meet the needs of existing Wikimedia projects. Since Wikibooks does not want to host Wikiversity, the Wikiversity Core Courses are being developed at the education wikicity. Hopefully, there will be an actual Wikiversity project with its own domain name in the near future.

Experimental Learning Processes

Join or create a debate and/or summarize its salient features at http://wikireason.net/wiki/Forum_Entrance. Please note this is an external site with its own community, social norms, and legal requirements. Please be prudent and wise in paraphrasing, citing, and archival of results locally. Content license requirements may conflict occasionally. Alternatively, methods learned there may be useful within the context of some local learning process or free materials development.