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A3Edit

  • Poster-style, but easily printable on workplace printers.
  • Contains more depth.
  • Useful say for posting on noticeboards in staffroom, etc.

A4Edit

  • Single-sided, flat
  • Double-sided?
  • Folded 3-way, 6-side pamphlet

StripsEdit

  • Thin strips of paper with Wikiversity, motto, and URL - e.g., cheap, to be left on seats in public places, such as in lecture theatres

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A4 (text boxes + images)Edit

What is Wikiversity?Edit

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Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project dedicated to learning resources and activities. This means it is:

  • a repository of free-content educational resources, in all languages, for all learner levels
  • a space for learning, and building learning communities (including research)

However, Wikiversity has a difference, in that you can edit it - and you are invited to participate in developing educational content, and imagining what a wiki learning community might look like.

What is a wiki?Edit

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A wiki is a website you can edit - you click on the "edit" button, make changes, and save - and the page you just edited will be immediately changed. The most famous example is Wikipedia, the editable encyclopedia, which is a sister project to Wikiversity. Wikis work through a community, so that, for example, vandalism is quickly detected and reversed by anyone who is watching the wiki's "recent changes".

What is "free content"?Edit

Free content is explicitly free to be used, modified, and distributed in a variety of contexts, with minimal restriction (e.g., if you want to reuse this content elsewhere, you have to say where you took the content from, and who created it). All content on Wikiversity is released under the 'Gnu Free Documentation License' (GFDL) - see: [[2]]

How/what can I contribute?Edit

Wikiversity is for educational content, activities and learning communities, so you can contribute in a number of ways:

  • Add new content, or content that you have already created - this can include worksheets, images, videos, lesson plans, quizzes, etc. (though images, videos, and audio files can also be added to Wikimedia Commons)
  • Find a learning project, or start a new one - add questions, comments, resources, etc.
  • Join the discussion - Wikiversity is still in development, so you can participate in developing its learning model.

Is Wikiversity a university?Edit

[possible image - Plato and students

Wikiversity is not restricted to materials or activities to be found in a university - it is set up to develop materials and communities of all levels and ages. It is also not set up to give certification of learning (such as diplomas or degrees). However, Wikiversity is set up to support communities of learners in the ancient "universal" sense of a university - where everyone is a learner.

Can I take a Course?Edit

Yes! And its free. Courses occur in many formats including traditional weekly formats, reading and discussion groups, self-paced learning, etc. You could learn how to make a film, study cell biology, or join others recording the blooming of flowers around the world.

Where can I find Wikiversity?Edit

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