kalinyaprak 10:55, 31 October 2005 (UTC) nice concept, wikis are the future of learning!
Zephram Stark — I would be interested in converting my courses to the Wikiversity if it has a more stable form of Reputation Management than the bureaucratic hierarchy of Wikipedia. 02:53, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
Javier Carro 17:49, 16 September 2005 (UTC) Though I understand certain skepticism of those who say that it seems too early,... let's try it! lot's of people is longing for it.
Anthere Comment : the project is not only about opening YET another university. Its frame is much larger.
Physchim62 20:18, 16 September 2005 (UTC) Would be interest in participating in English or French. I feel that this project would be complemantary to Wikipedia, helping to improve the latter as well.
Chairboy 20:49, 16 September 2005 (UTC) - Comment: I really like the idea, and have sketched out some concepts that might help spur conversation on my wikipedia user page.
Jacoplane 20:51, 16 September 2005 (UTC) I was sceptical about wikinews, but since that was successful I think this might just be too.
Eloquence 21:43, 16 September 2005 (UTC) (The software isn't there yet, the planning is lacking, and the name is too limiting. But the idea of building a global, free institution of learning carries an amazing potential for humankind. Giving people an official framework to develop this idea seems reasonable, especially when denying it now would likely kill it for the forseeable future.)
Knuxus 22:54, 16 September 2005 (UTC)(user page is missing link to "most edited")
Nilsandi 01:13, 17 September 2005 (UTC) I like the project, I would like to contribute within the Mathematics/Computer Science field of knowledge, focussing on the german project. If someone helps, I would like to prepare a set of slides and exercises for the subject "Informatik I" (Computer Science 1), which usually deals with introducing Java and some other basic Problems, like the "Halteproblem" and the term "algorithm".
puppiesd_fly 02:31, 17 September 2005 (UTC)(user page is missing link to "most edited")
Marshman 04:25, 17 September 2005 (UTC) I must say I find the reasons to vote "no" that are stated below to be quite compelling. Still, these Wikimedia projects have a way of stumbling around completely clueless and then just seem to right themselves and sail into success. I expect this "launch" to pretty much show the same course. But you gotta launch...
4lex 07:57, 17 September 2005 (UTC) Participé en las pruebas en español. Dispuesto a trabajar en el proyecto.
Taxman 13:42, 17 September 2005 (UTC) Enough potential to make a pilot worth it. I'm skeptical it will work, but we'll leave that to the people passionate about it. Few thought Wikipedia would work either.
Bobwinmill 14:19, 17 September 2005 (UTC) The chicken or the egg? Moot point. The egg is laid, let it be hatched. Then, we will see the chicken. Be Bold, BE VERY BOLD.
Slehar 15:13, 17 September 2005 (UTC) Yes! Do it! It is a very powerful idea! The current academic establishment is so ossified that we really need an alternative!
Gryphon688 17:23 17 September 2005 (UTC)(user page is missing link to "most edited")
Garrone 00:47 18 September 2005 (UTC) (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Cormaggio@ 00:17, 18 September 2005 (UTC) Am very interested in helping create this resource. I think the criticisms below are valid (ie. too soon, no vision) but it needs its own domain, a group of dedicated and hopefully experienced volunteers and a proper brainstorm to see what we can really do with it - what an opportunity! Here's my vision..
osaminha 14:29, 18 September 2005 (UTC)(user page is missing link to "most edited")
Digby I think the notion of an anarchic University whose identity will depend only on the quality of the ideas that it transmits is excellent although its success will require major effort from some dedicated people(user page is missing link to "most edited")
sramam It's an excellent idea. The experiment should definitely be tried. (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Alex beta 19:11, 18 September 2005 (UTC) I am interested in participating. I have already been working in the School of Philosophy in Wikibooks.
Fephisto 18:56, 18 September 2005 I have learned so much from Wikiversity, and letting it have the ability to spread into video format, etc., is pretty exciting. I actually don't think of it so much as an unacredited university, as a just more focues learning format.(user page is missing link to "most edited")
YolanC 00:13, 19 September 2005 (UTC) -- intéressé par une version française (interested)
555 02:15, 19 September 2005 (UTC) - I need to help in portuguese language version.
Destrogal 07:09, 20 September 2005 (UTC) -- The vision is there, but there is a great need to make the wiki-professors feel like they should contribute to this cause. As of right now, I do not see any cause for this. There is no ultimate goal. What need be told is that, as wiki-professors, you are not only creating a text in some instances, but you are also creating a course. That is, you are creating lectures, demonstrations, and assignments. You are discussing topics and not simply letting your course sit for days.
Martin.Wiki 08:50, 20 September 2005 (UTC) - There is already quite a lot of material for lectures and exercises on the web. It is though possible to encourage people to contribute. Wikiversity would help to provide an easier access to scientific material for educational purposes. (not signed with wikimedia user)
Purodha Blissenbach 11:01, 20 September 2005 (UTC) - I do not expect accredition to be a problem at medium sight. We shall find corroborators in existing universities and academia. Some are even eager to jump start new traits of teaching. Apparent organizational/technical success of Wikipedia imho attracts institutions to link into well defined Wikversity projects with their own ressources and support. I want to see this as an experiment to grow over the next 10 years, then maybe re-evaluate Questions such as credits etc. internationally.
Cidandrade 13:31, 20 September 2005 - I hope help this wiki.
Arthur Eisele 17:48, 20 September 2005 - Wikibooks should be a subproject of Wikiversity, not the other way around. (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Nakki 11:20, 20 September 2005 (user page is missing link to "most edited")
spitzl 22:30, 20 September 2005 (UTC) I think it's worth a try.(not signed with wikimedia user)
Taejo 21:20, 20 September 2005 (UTC): Understand concerns expressed below, but the infinite ideals of the wiki projects appeal to me.
Kwhitefoot 21:47, 20 September 2005 (UTC): A qualified yes. I just hope that what is intended is a University and not yet another vocational training system. Accreditation should not be attempted, it will only drain energy and time away from the real work of a University which is education not training.
Magicmonster 23:34, 20 September 2005 (UTC) This seems like a great idea and, with enough effort put into it, could rivel wikipedia
splintax(talk) 04:41, 21 September 2005 (UTC) Sounds like a great idea.
Michiel Sikma 08:01, 21 September 2005 (UTC) Sure is early, but if you kickstart this project and nurture it carefully during the first six months, you'll surely be able to at least build a proper foundation for when the project reaches its maturing stages. Software enhancements to MediaWiki can be made after there has been created a reason to. For that reason, I vote yes.
Mattwj2002 12:02, 21 September 2005 (UTC) I think it is important for people to easily self educate, to help with humality projects like educating people in Africa, and to give teachers a tool that can help in the classroom. I believe that this proposal could really help make this a better world.
Elhoim 06:53, 24 September 2005 (UTC) (user page is missing link to "most edited")
T5Rgtv 19:05, 23 September 2005 (UTC) I think this could revolutionise human knowledge ditribution and learning techniques. (user page is missing link to "most edited")
WiseWoman 19:55, 24 September 2005 (UTC) I don't think that this will be any sort of revolution - I've been in eLearning too long to believe the hype. But I am devoted to openContent, so I want open eLearning materials! I think it's an excellent idea even without accreditation.
126.96.36.199 21:47, 24 September 2005 (UTC)(not signed with wikimedia user)
Lilka 00:50, 25 September 2005 (UTC) (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Serveracim 00.40 25 September 2005 (GMT +02) tr I'm interested in collaborating with this project, especially the Turkish version. I am a music teacher at the Malatya-Inonu University-TURKEY. I've published my lesson notes in my Personal Page. So, I tested the result about the interest of my students. They are really interested. I want to create online lesson pages in this enviroment. I want to join to the educator's team. This is a huge chance for me. (Ben bu projeyi tüm kalbimle destekliyorum. Ders notlarimi bu sayfalarda yayinlamak isterim.) (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Lilka 00:50, 25 September 2005 (UTC) (Users are only allowed one vote and missing most edited link)
Romihaitza 11:18, 25 September 2005 (UTC) I agree with the fact that we must have strong projects and we must work to thowse we already have but this is a great idea which can add more users to sister projects also.
Akhram 12:32, 25 September 2005 (UTC) I think this is an interesting idea. I prefer the Spanish version, but if this doesn't exist ever, I'll work in the English one.(user page is missing link to "most edited")
tibo 18:31, 25 September 2005 (UTC)(user page is missing link to "most edited")
Hardern 20:05, 27 September 2005 (UTC) definitely yes - this is one of the most extraordinary projects I have ever seen, although not already developed enough to look like it ;) the idea of free education for ANYONE fascinates me, and we should do it!
Ryan524 02:24, 29 September 2005 (UTC) -- I support wikiversity as an addition to wikibooks but I don't think it should be a seperate project.
S.rice 5:02, 29 September 2005 (UTC) I think that this could be a good idea. (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Gkhan 08:49, 29 September 2005 (UTC) extreme heterosexual support. The details can only be worked out within the scope of the project itself. If people had said wikipedia didn't have any clear goals before it started, well, i do not dare think of it Gkhan 08:49, 29 September 2005 (UTC)
Malafaya 15:26, 29 September 2005 (UTC) I'm looking forward to it! It's like a dream coming true :)
Jonaslange 15:49, 29 September 2005 (UTC) It's quite good!
Benbakelaar 14:27, 30 September 2005 (UTC) I think it says it all in the first paragraph "After 6 months the board will review the progress of these pilots and determine if they should become beta projects". This is a 6 month pilot and so I think the points brought up in the No votes are not really so applicable.
Akir - I was wondering if wikibooks would ever get some structure! I wonder what will happen about forming classes though...
Vardhan - Sounds like a good idea. The pilot period should help us know the feasibility/success, and generate a stronger conceptual and technological foundation. On face value the proposal looks exciting in its wiki aspects and also because its not 100% clear and will emerge in true Wiki style.
L0ne We can change the world with something like this! Keep up the good work, Legion of Wikipedians! - 11:51 1 October 2005 (CET)
Platonides I think this is a good project, although hard to made (probably as any in the beginnings create an encyclopedia?? how many people though it impossible?) and i myself wonder how could i help on it - 11:16, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
Roberth 03:47, 2 October 2005 (UTC) I hope everybody realizes that this is a vote for all languages, not just English. I don't think the objections to getting this project going are sufficient to derail what is happening either, although I do agree that there needs to be more organization and coming up with some real classes. The main point is that Wikiversity needs to get on its own high-profile project and end the past couple of years of stagnation that it has seen so far.
Why not? Let's Try.Truth 03:54, 2 October 2005 (UTC)
Let's get this rolling ASAP. There are too many illiterates on web anyways...imagine one of those coming by, and deciding to learn something new in life! GO WIKIVERSITY! (No voter signature)
zemurph This sounds really cool. (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Sj An idea with great energy; it is incomplete now, but will draw in new and very dedicated contributors from outside of the wikiverse. This will not be a zero-sum shifting of the attention of current Wikimedians. aduni attracted amazing attention for its efforts at a free-content university, but was not collaborative enough to make use of that attention... we will do better.
Klaus Heinisch 09:30, 3 October (UTC): Wikiversity maybe the keystone of the great wikipedia-building. Years ago i planned and thougt about something like wikipedia and wikiversity. Then wikipedia cames along and destroyed my small vision, replacing it by a greater one. Education has to become radically reformed to help us, keeping the world a liveable place...
jhaykage 01:17 October 3, 2005 (HK)can't wait to enroll!
Guaka 22:21, 3 October 2005 (UTC) Good idea! Let's get it started!
EAi 23:54, 3 October 2005 (UTC) Sounds great! Love to see how well this works.
bj_predator_0919 October 5, 2005 12:51 p.m. i'm saying yes to wikiversity because i want to teach what i know and i wanto to be part of such a good project. there should be a filipino version of this project.
X1987x 21:08, 5 October 2005 (UTC) i hope i have a high wiki GPA!
Lincher 00:00, 6 October 2005 (UTC) Bonne idée. Tenter d'implémenter une banque de textes qui se rapportent à l'école et ainsi faciliter le travail des étudiants en classe en ayant d'autres livres de référence, j'y crois. Bravo pour cette initiative. (user page is missing link to "most edited")
cache Wikibooks and Wikipedia provide great material. But to really learn things you need more - a place like wikiversity. It's the next big step. I am going to support this project.
quiliro 18:00, 6 October 2005 (UTC) Puedo colaborar con ayuda. No soy catedrático pero puedo convencer a muchos a aportar. (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Irmgard 13:41, 7 October 2005 (UTC) Collaboration in English / Mitarbeit in Deutsch depending on subject
Mark Elliott 05:41, 10 Oct 2005 (UTC) I'm very much for the project - it is the next step in providing education free to the world. I would also be happy to create a course - or two... I could also see wikiversity being useful for courses that no longer have a home in the institution for whatever reason - i.e. budget cuts etc - and are languishing without students.
∞Who?¿? 14:36, 10 October 2005 (UTC) I think it is a good project, and will help the already booming community. Some of the comments of getting Wikibooks further along should be heeded, but should not hinder the start of the project.
Liblamb 17:40, 10 October 2005 (UTC) Let's try and see.
Wicruz 18:55, 10 October 2005 (UTC) yes(user page is missing link to "most edited")
Titoxd 03:56, 11 October 2005 (UTC). Who needs a degree? All we need is for someone to want to learn, someone to want to teach, and a place to make both meet. Wikiversity would be the place.
NorthLite 07:18, 11 October 2005 (UTC) Yes. Definitely a good idea.(user page is missing link to "most edited")
Connor Doyle 11.oct.2005.10.17.am je pense que c'est une bonne ideé! bon chance. i've been looking forward to something like this for a long time... screw accredation, information is what matters. paradigm shift!(user page is missing link to "most edited")
Kmiles 15:21, 12 October 2005 (UTC)WONDERFUL! Cant wait to see it and USE it. I highly support this idea. (user page is missing link to "most edited")
howeman 21:42, 12 October 2005 (EST) Even if you can't get a capacity to test and grade people, even having pages designed to teach people subjects is a great idea, and will enhance the other Wikipedia projects. Reading an article about String Theory can be very complex, but if you can follow a logical progression of courses, you can eventually teach it to yourself. Having pages designed to teach information and not just spill it out is the very essense of what I think Wikipedia should be. Not just a place to dish out information, but a place to promote unerstanding and learning. (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Phroziac(talk) 04:48, 13 October 2005 (UTC) Absolutely. We are supposed to be combining most of the (useful) information in the world here.
Creepyguyinblack 23:04, 13 October 2005 (UTC) I am eagerly awaiting the future of mass participation education. We will be changing the way that information flows.
Lechasseur 20:49, 14 October 2005 (UTC) (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Dionyziz 10:08, 15 October 2005 (UTC) Great idea.
Chworld 10:33, 15 October 2005 (UTC) Nothing to say, only great.
Ragpicker8 I could only dream of it. But your proposal shows there are people to actually translate dreams into action. Your project would fulfill urge for learning for millions who cannot afford to go for expensive University couses for actual learning. I emphatically say yes and wish the proposal the best.
Wolfrider 22:57, 15 October 2005 (UTC) Great idea.
tboard 20:07, 15 October 2005 (UTC) YES, would love to work on it. (php and mysql wise) I think the human consciousness collective is ready for such endeavor. To grade and professionalize the information collected and contained in a single human mind can lead to new way to grade the learning processes that we are experiencing in a high-tech oriented culture. Also it can bring university to economicaly challenged people with hunger for knowledge, Self-taught people and underbudgeted schools and universities. This project could seed the way to big changes. BIG YES. (user page is missing link to "most edited")
Merovingian 05:11, 16 October 2005 (UTC), I probably won't have anything to add, but it's a good idea.
LostLeviathan 23:02, 17 October 2005 (UTC) I would enjoy seeing this project become a reality a great deal. It's an ambitious idea, and seems very likely to become a useful educational resource. I would certainly enjoy contributing to it personally, once the technology is developed.
User:Willy78 00:24 17 October 2005 (UTC) It's a "beautyfull mind" idea. I approve.
Forza4 19:14, 19 October 2005 (UTC) . This will be a great impulse to Wikibooks through Wikiversity.
Teemul 20:44, 19 October 2005 (UTC). Uhh... I am very skeptical about this. Still in the description there are more good words – such as: “progressive educative community”, “collaborative learning” and “students will take charge of the activity”, than bad words – such as “electronic testing”. I hope this will give a new life for the old great idea of academia and does not become another “university”.
BZiL 13:26, 24 October 2005 (UTC) I strongly support Wikiversity and especially the french one ! That's a very cool idea !
Jmonedero 22:18, 24 October 2005 (UTC) Interesado en la versión en español.
Cmassa1 22:14, 24 October 2005 (UTC) I would love to help in any way I can. I think its a great idea.
rogerbarnette 23:55, 24 October 2005 (UTC) We homeschool. The Wiki projects form a tremendous value for the education of humanity. We don't yet count on it, but would love to have a place to contribute the materials that we prepare. I don't see it as competing with Wikibooks, but rather a location for the courseware that will call upon books to complete the educational experience.
Edward 11:23, 25 October 2005, paris. It could be good for student who want to know somethings themselves.
tumaini99 11:36 26 October (CET) Possibly a revolutionary concept. Great.
shenme 02:28, 27 October 2005 (The secret word is "stretch")
Very good idea. One more vote for a go. 11:06, 27 October 2005 (CET) Not signed properly.
N C I vote yes Not signed properly.
omar 20:15, 25 October 2005 (UTC)--omar 20:15, 25 October 2005 (UTC) Not signed properly.
SimRPGman 03:41, 27 October 2005 (UTC) Most interesting idea that I would love to be a part of.
Worldie 12:33, 28 October 2005 (UTC) Sounds great! I'd visit alot, and love to volunteer my time.
Thomas Horsten 15:29, 28 October 2005 (UTC) An exciting experiment, who knows if this could be the educational revolution of the 21st century.
Worth perservering. Valid issues have been raised and the way to address them is to keep working on it. Andrewa 21:06, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
Lunarian Moogle 4:10, 29 October 2005 (UTC) Yes. I think this is a very interesting idea and would love to see it started.
Vedant lath 09:41, 29 October 2005 (UTC) Wikiversity is a great idea. I think if we can do this correctly, a revolution in studies is sure. Now it seems like only a project like wikibooks where you can only see text pages with images and nothing else. But if we add features slowly (while the textbooks are being written) a whole eUniversity can be made. The curriculum is another matter, it can lead to deep issues, like, students who live in Nepal will always get high scores in things related to mountains, which can lead to bias among students. Best wishes for the success of Wikiversity.(user page is missing link to "most edited")
Ndesi6213:14, 29 October 2005 (UTC) This is my first time voting, and I vote Yes...... Can someone explain how I'm supposed to do this?
Basejumper12314:09, 29 October 2005 (UTC) Wikimedia is ready for a big next step, but the issue with being the universiy of the world and still having every person be a contributor is just not realistic. Wiki can do this, but one has to wonder how far it can go. I vote YES to a small testbed of this sort.
Molly 21:35, 31 October 2005 (UTC) I definitely think it could go somewhere. I'm up for it.
User:JeremyBoden I would like to see this. There are bits of wikipedia which would form a skeleton.
Emijrp 22:15, 31 October 2005 (UTC) Que ondaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alexevasion22:30, 31 October (UTC) I have issues with how the Wikiversity project has thus been framed in discussion, but I remain in full support of the project moving forward and working out the kinks along the way... I have almost completed converting my course materials from my Principles of Sociology course at the University of Florida to wikiversity formats.
Payxystaxna 12:01, 1 November 2005 (UTC) I think it is a great idea. This type of project would enable sharing of knowledge worldwide, while enabling everyone who wishes to learn to do so.
GRYE 12:01, 1 November 2005 (UTC) Absolutely. It will mark a point in the evoltion of human learning experience
User:Enaam --Enaam 01:24, 2 November 2005 (UTC), This is a wonderful idea that will revolutionize the way education is distributed throughout the world. Not only will it open previously unimaginable opportunities to people all over the world, but it will also be a fine example of what the wikimedia foundation's vision of free education is all about. I fully support this proposal and look forward to helping out in anyway I can.