Welcome to the Education Portal. Many Wikiversity participants are interested in education in general and how learning takes place at Wikiversity, in particular. This page is meant to be a user-friendly guide to education-related Wikiversity content. You may also be interested in the Wikiversity School of Education and help for School and university projects.
Networked learning - A resource/vision for how learning can be distributed amongst different kinds of activites and spaces online, such as wikis, blogs, and podcasts.
Facilitating Online - Facilitation is a rare and valuable skill where groups of people need someone to help negotiate meaning and understanding, and to keep everyone engaged and on task.
Composing free and open online educational resources - The course reading and the assignments will familiarize the participants with the main concepts related to open education resources and to the historical and philosophical ideas behind them. The participants will also carry out hands-on exercises and will this way learn to create and participate in projects producing free and open educational resources.
ECpod Video Learning - A free Mandarin and English Learning site contributed by Native speakers . You can find structured series clips or some spontaneous produced clips()..
Using wikis as tools for learning is a new and evolving social practice. If Wikiversity is to succeed, we need to learn how to make the best use of wikis for learning. This project aims to be an exemplar of how a wiki can be used for learning and to refine, develop and expand on the social practice of using wikis for learning. See Learning to learn a wiki way.
At Wikiversity a general term that we can use for educational content is "learning resource". So far, learning resources have been roughly divided into learning projects and learning materials.
It is the goal of some Wikiversity participants to create a vast collection of static learning materials, many of which could be downloaded and used by conventional bricks-and-mortar schools, or by self-study students. This is still a major goal of Wikiversity - to provide a repository of learning resources, with lesson plans on how they could be used, and feedback from students and teachers about how we would evaluate these resources in fulfilling their needs.
However, in terms of developing a Wikiversity model for learning, what Wikiversity needs now is a collection of exciting learning projects that will attract wiki participants. If we can engage Wikipedia participants in projects that they are interested in, then the learning materials will accumulate as a by-product of those projects. Here is a familiar example of how participation in a wiki project leads to the production of learning materials.....read more.....