Talk:Wikiversity/Original

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    • This is currently up for a Vote for deletion due to the way it was setup in the first place. There are a number of problems with the way that this project got started, and perhaps by starting a "formal" new project proposal this will get to be started the way it ought to be done, or at least get an equal footing with other new project ideas. DO NOT start a project on Wikibooks that mimics how this project got started, as this is more an example of how not to start a new project with the Wikimedia Foundation. There are a number of very good ideas that have been brought forward regarding this project, but had it been listed on this page more recently, it would have been "archived" as an inactive new project proposal and been left in the neither regions of Meta. As it is, there is a semi-official status that seems to be connected with this project, including granting sister project status (for the German version of all things). The VfD above is to decide what the fate of the English version should be, considering that it is not really a Wikibook nor has much to do with Wikibooks specifically. --Roberth 12:02, 14 August 2005 (UTC)
    • Update: I've set up a time table for what should happen to this proposal, according to the official New project policy of the Wikimedia Foundation. Review the deadlines for the various stages that will be needed to enable this project. --Roberth 18:03, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
    • mailing list. I guess we should have something for the "Link to proposal on mailing list" that is mentioned at the top of the proposal. Has there already been a wikiversity project proposal notice posted to some mailing list or is this something that should be done now? --Memenen 21:37, 22 August 2005 (UTC)
    • Identity - Lengthy enough discussion on aspects of Wikiversity's identity, including the place or role of research at wikibooks:Talk:Wikiversity:About - yes, i know this possibly should have been on Meta. We now need to get wider input from the community on these points and include either on Wikiversity or a sub page (Talk:Wikiversity is getting a little long and rambling). Personally I think it would be good if we put our heads together on what we think is both practical in the short term and possible in the long term and how we will implement this and identify any obstacles that need addressing, eg. software needs. You are cordially invited.. Cormaggio 00:04, 23 August 2005 (UTC)
    • It seems it would be easier and more wiki spirited to create a place for wiki study groups (wikistudy?) where people could post questions, answers links, explanations etc. and let things grow from there, rather than attempt to create formal sylabi and class shedules with designated instructors 167.142.44.109 04:17, 28 August 2005 (UTC)
    • Is this not also a perfect opportunity to implement Jimbo's call to "free the curriculum"? (From his speech at Wikimania.) I can't remember if he mentioned Wikiversity, though he says in his slides that this could be hosted on Wikibooks. Either way, there's real room for collaboration here. Cormaggio @ 23:16, 30 August 2005 (UTC)
  • I'd like to see a classroom/grading environment added to Wikiversity. I've outlined a few of my ideas and motivations here.