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Wikiversity - Wikimedia Foundation Project That Supports Learning Communities

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Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project dedicated to learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education, including professional training and informal learning, from preschool to university.

They invite teachers, students, and researchers to collaborate with them in the development of open educational resources and collaborative learning communities. Wikiversity is a hub for the creation and distribution of free educational materials and activities. Its primary priorities and objectives are as follows:

  • Create and host a variety of free, multilingual learning materials/resources for all ages and skill levels.
  • Host learning and research projects, as well as communities centered on existing and new materials.

Wikiversity is a collaborative learning environment. Learning and exploration are essential, ongoing aspects of life and society. The Wikiversity community aims to promote knowledge discovery and distribution in a natural way by assisting people in learning and sharing learning resources.

Wikiversity can help you find information, ask questions, and learn more about a topic. Wikiversity allows you to expand your knowledge through advanced study and research. You can also use Wikiversity to build learning materials and share your knowledge with others.

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Wikiversity Courses

One way to advance Wikiversity is to develop a set of core service courses to meet the needs of existing Wikimedia projects. Wikiversity Core Courses are being developed at the education wikicity because Wikibooks does not want to host Wikiversity. In the near future, there should be an actual Wikiversity project with its own domain name.

Wikiversity

C7b at YCombinator shared a detailed review about Wikiversity, "It sounds like a cool idea if I get it right (organize links to wikipedia articles in a way that could correspond to a curriculum), but the quality of the curation at least for mathematics looks abysmal. Here are some of the top-level categories:

* Charles Sanders Peirce (the only (!) mathematician with a top-level category to himself, who's arguably more of a philosopher actually) - 46 pages.

* Set theory - 3 pages

* Theory of summation of natural numbers - empty

This fails to be useful for students at so many levels. The entries are at completely inconsistent levels of granularity or concepts, it fails to make any meaningful selection or ranking by importance (another example, it has a top-level category for Chaos Theory but none for Dynamical Systems). And, most importantly, it doesn't correspond to how university curriculums are structured and doesn't work as a useful guide for self-study.

But yeah, it's a wiki, so I guess I shouldn't complain but instead just contribute to improving it."

Bawollf said, "Realistically, wikiversity is the wikimedia project that has taken off the least (maybe except wikinews and wikispecies). The amount of content is relatively small. If you want a structured learning resource, i think wikibooks is a better bet."

People Also Ask

What Is Wikiversity Used For?

Wikiversity is a collaborative effort to learn and help others learn. Wikiversity can help you find information or ask questions about a subject you're interested in learning more about.

Is Wikiversity Free?

Wikiversity is designed to facilitate the creation and use of free educational materials and activities.

Is Wikiversity A Credible Source?

A Wikiversity page is not identified as a reliable source in Wikipedia because it is wiki content that anyone can edit. As a result, using Wikiversity as a reference in Wikipedia is almost always discouraged.

Conclusion

Wikiversity is designed to facilitate the creation and use of free educational materials and activities. Wikiversity's mission is to enable people to achieve their educational goals by utilizing resources created by the free culture movement. The goal is to build a community of people who support one another in their educational pursuits.

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