[Foundation-l] Wikiversity

Michael R. Irwin michael_irwin at verizon.net
Wed Aug 16 07:18:30 UTC 2006

Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

>Has anyone considered the possibility of actually instrumenting an 
>online course of instruction (beyond creating the content) and applying
>for accredidation of the whole project and going after real funding?
Various naysayers were intensely against this including members of the 

There was a lot of concern that long term efforts necessary to become 
accredited would be misused, misrepresented, and misunderstood by 
various users of the site.   Rather than encouraging individuals or 
teams of volunteers to begin long term investigations, the entire issue 
was essentially tabled for after we have an effective Wikiversity site 
and community of participants thriving.


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