Private Wiki Project
To whom it may concern: If the community prefers, I could place this in a subspace associated with Wright State University Lake Campus. But I am a strong advocate of Miraheze/Wikiversity collaboration, and using private wikis on Miraheze is a good example.
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For [[Special:ListUsers|use]] by a student at [[wikiversity:Wright State University Lake Campus|'''Wright State Lake Campus''']]]].
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People are divided between those who believe that governments should spend less on higher education, and those who believe college education should be free of charge. It is possible to satisfy the wishes of both factions. Much of higher education can be described in very simplistic terms:
- Acquisition of knowledge (learning of facts).
- Learning to apply this knowledge (application and in some cases teaching).
- Receiving accreditation for mastery in the field (the grade).
In some cases, the application of this knowledge is difficult and time-consuming to teach. Nurses, doctors, teachers, and engineers need to practice their future trade under well supervised conditions. But the situation is far simpler for much of college education, especially in the first two years. Some disciplines are extremely suitable for this private wiki approach. For example any student wishing to become an educator can immediately begin to use wikis to develop lesson plans, lessons, and exam banks. In this way some could establish reputations as an educator without any formal training what-so-ever. Quality pages developed by a talented but inexperienced educator may be published on Wikiversity, and then improved by more experienced educators.