Part of the Wikiversity mission is to provide a collection of learning materials and links to online learning resources. Some Wikiversity participants are devoted to these tasks.
Wikiversity is not a platform for commercial enterprises to advertise education-related products. Wikiversity is devoted to free education. Wikiversity provides server space for public domain and copy-left learning materials. Wikiversity provides links to online learning resources that are available for free to students and teachers. Wikiversity also evaluates and links to learning materials that are made available at low cost as part of the Libre software movement.
Creation of learning materials
One goal of Wikiversity is to catalog learning resources and integrate them into the Wikiversity learning system. This can involve both learning materials that exist at other websites and new learning materials that are created at Wikiversity.
An important function of Wikiversity is to provide critical evaluations of learning materials and online learning resources. Hunter-gatherers should participate in the critical evaluation of learning resources by editing the Wikiversity pages that are devoted to evaluating learning materials and describing how to integrate them into courses of study.
Wikiversity hunter-gatherers can take on ambassadorial functions and participate in Wikiversity projects that seek to establish collaborations between Wikiversity participants and outside educators (see outreach). These collaborations can involve the development of new learning materials for use either in the wiki user environment or outside of Wikiversity.
"No Longer Free to Choose" by Michael W. Brandl
"instructors and colleges are demanding more 'freebies' from publishers, such as PowerPoint slides, computerized test banks, videos and class management programs. All of these items force up the price of textbooks"