Research education and research studies that have a multi-disciplinary point of departure and that further more cut across different research areas are both increasingly highlighted within academia and also used as a criteria for research funding.
Increasingly research (graduate level) courses that are offered make use of internet supported platforms. However, many of these continue to remain closed for "outsiders". I tried using wikiversity to offer an interdisciplinary course for graduate students for the first time in the spring of 2008. While I could recognize the potential value of such a resource, it was not easy to get students to present their reflections on such a public platform in 2008. With two wiki based courses behind me, I am now attempting to (re)conduct the first course again. I am more confident of the outcomes of this offering partly since many of the participants are more net-savy and partly since many of them have expereinces of the need for "internationalization" and "dialoguing" with others from an early stage in their research studies careers.
I hope that research educators who offer graduate courses that are multi-disciplinary will present their experiences here on wikiversity. The following is the third course that I am giving on wiki during the spring of 2011: