[Foundation-l] Wikiversity

geni geniice at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 19:41:18 UTC 2010

On 18 March 2010 17:16, Cormac Lawler <cormaggio at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 March 2010 16:33, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> 2010/3/18 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
>> > For what it's worth, I think it's probably a good idea to shut down
>> > Wikiversity.  Wikiversity hasn't to my knowledge achieved anything of
>> note.
>> To be fair, I don't think that's equally true for all language
>> editions. The German Wikiversity, from what I can see, seems to be
>> slowly but productively doing what the project was designed to do:
>> producing learning materials.
> Wikiversity was set up to do *two* things: produce learning materials, and
> support learning/research activities and communities. The second question
> was always more vaguely defined, but was always the more interesting
> question for me. English Wikiversity's problems stem from an uncertainty
> about what a legitimate learning/research activity would be, and a
> consequent uncertainty in Wikiversity's scope as a project. Dealing with the
> question of what someone is free to learn in Wikiversity is the useful
> course of action to take here; rather than talk of closing the project.
> Unfortunately, due to imminent submission of my thesis, I have no time to
> give this for the next two weeks, but will get back to the discussion
> thereafter.
> Cormac

Well we could put in place a mechanism for creating open access
journals then tell those in the open source community involved in the
dwm mess to use it. Heh or start the journal of [citation needed] aka
stuff wikipedians know but haven't been able to find a source for.


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