The word "university" is derived from the Latin “universitas”, which is short for "universitas magistrorum et scholarium", meaning roughly "community of masters and scholars". At Wikiversity, the terms "learner" and "teacher" are likely to be used rather than "scholar" and "master". The distinction between learners and teachers at Wikiversity is fuzzy. As soon as a student learns something, they are expected to share what they have learned with the community and so they become the teacher.
Wikiversity participants who usually find themselves in the role of "teacher" might become candidates for the role of Wikiversity faculty member.
|The U in Wikiversity (edit)|
|Find your place in the Wikiversity community|
|Education - Hunter-gatherers | Scholars | Browsers | Masters|
|Service - Wikipedia | Wikinews | Wikibooks|
|Research - secondary | original | collaboration|
|Other - Support staff | Student union | Faculty club|