The aim of this page is to work out a leaflet about Wikiversity - it is currently in draft form.
Possible size formats
- Poster-style, but easily printable on workplace printers.
- Contains more depth.
- Useful say for posting on noticeboards in staffroom, etc.
- Single-sided, flat
- Folded 3-way, 6-side pamphlet
- 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
A3 (text boxes + images)
A4 (large logo, min. text)
- e.g., 
A4 (A3 poster shrunk)
A4 (text boxes + images)
What is Wikiversity?
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?
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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"?
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: []
How/what can I contribute?
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?
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?
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?
- http://en.wikiversity.org (the English Wikiversity)
- http://www.wikiversity.org (the multilingual portal)
- w:Wikiversity (note this article needs to be improved; perhaps some leaflet text can help and vice-versa)
History and presentation
- v:Wikiversity:What is Wikiversity?
- v:Wikiversity:History of Wikiversity
- v:Wikiversity:Approved Wikiversity project proposal