A school is a large organizational structure which can contain various departments and divisions. These should be listed in the "departments and divisions" section. The school page itself should not contain many learning resources. It may contain some projects for developing learning resources, and it may also contain recommendations for specific programs of study. Most learning resources are linked to from specialized portals in the "Topic:" namespace. The School of History is for coordinating the activities of Wikiversity participants who edit the History-related pages of Wikiversity.
Divisions and Departments
General Divisions and Departments:
Education-specific Divisions and Departments:
Integrated Divisions and Departments:
Creating New Divisions and Departments
Divisions and Departments of the School exist on pages in "topic" namespace. Start the name of departments with the "Topic:" prefix; departments reside in the Topic: namespace. Departments and divisions link to learning materials and learning projects. Divisions can link subdivisions or to departments. For more information on schools, divisions and departments look at the Naming Conventions.
How can I get involved?
As a learner
Are you new to Wikiversity or the School of History? You have come across an important resource in the development of interactive Open Educational Resources. You are welcome here as a student browsing for resources to use in your studies. You may like to to sign up for a specific course. Either way you can use this area of cyberspace to keep notes of while you study - but remember, they are open for other people to read! (You can create pages linked to your user page by adding "/subspacename" after your username when starting a new page). Please also use the discussion pages to give feed back about courses whether you like them or were disappointed. We also encourage more active involvement. You can help in the development of courses, adding to the bibliography, putting in links to wikipedia (use "w:" at the beginning of the box), correcting typos etc. If you are a newcomer, please see this quick tour to help you familiarise yourself with wikiversity.
As a teacher/facilitator
We also encourage teachers to use wikiversity as a place to develop and share their teaching materials. For more general information, please look here. In order for people to find your material in the School of History, please follow these Categorization guidelines.
As a researcher
In addition to Wikiversity's learning mission in various educational sectors, Wikiversity also hosts research. Please see Portal:Research for more information.
As part of a Learning Community
We also function as a learning community, sharing general maintenance tasks, discussing problems that arise and developing collaborative projects We keep a special page of things that need to be done for people who just want to jump in!
Below is a list of classes currently enrolling or in progress
Courses in development:
These resources may be revitalised:
These are topics that have been requested and are considered high priority for the School. Please start or expand these projects if you are familiar with the topic area!