Just clicking through and it appears you haven't continued with this project since July of 2005. I hope you plan to continue as this looks to be an interesting project. --Mfinney 15:31, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
an alternative route?
I hope that there will be some progress in this course - it would be great if it would be recognised by a professional body such as Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA
The thing is, in some countries, notably Ireland, a majority of students who want to study architecture cannot get a study place in schools of architecture such asDublin Institute of Technology University College Dublin University of Limerick. One of the reasons is, that these universities demand student fees that very few can afford. The other reason is, that these schools of architecture demand academic requirements which are nearly impossible to attain. Courses in architecture are open only to those students that achieve more than 530 out of 600 marks on their final secondary school examinations (Leaving certificate) Only 2% of all students that sit these examinations attain such grades. In my opinion, this system of selection is extremely unfair, because it leaves many people of an opportunity to apply their talents and abilities for the benefit of industry, economy, prosperity and ultimately, mankind.
So I think that it is a brilliant idea on behalf of Wikiversity to introduce an architecture course which does not require any academic standards or fees whatsoever. It will offer an opportunity for many people to study something that they actually want to study.
Yuri 11:10, 20 February 2006 (UTC)Yuri Vladimirovich, Ireland
The difficulty of online architecture education.
First, I want to make it clear that I think this is a worthy project. Making architectural education available to all people benefits the world. My opinion, however, is that no one should get up hopes of this ever helping an individual towards licensure in their local jurisdiction because in most countries, even the accredited and long-standing brick and morter institutions pump out more graduates of architecture than the market can bear. The purpose, then, of a free online architecture school should be aim primarily at the enthusiast, those who simply love architecture. If one wishes to practice architecture, however, they need to check their local government's requirements for licensing and figure out what course of education at which schools and firms (internships) would be necessary. -deiv, Christiansburg, Virginia
Online architecture learning
Probably many years will pass before a wiki course can give you some kind of diploma. But, you can imagine that, in a less distant future, a wiki architecture course could become so good that you will be able to study at home, by yourself, and go to your country's department of education just to pass the exams? They would give you the diploma, but you would learn here. This looks very possible to me, when you look at the quality that the normal wikipedia can achieve. Imagine having all the good architects the world has contributing to an architecture course? Almost too beautiful to believe...--Yorik 22:55, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
- see also Wikiversity:FAQ#Credentials, diplomas & provenance and your hope that others join in the effort to create a good learning resource is very wonderful. Others can then use this open educational resources, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 10:40, 20 July 2008 (UTC)
cleaning of main page
What about cleaning a bit the main page? I'm thinking of making a bit clearer, cleaning a bit the lower parts (from active participants and after), that have things that are getting old, and maybe changing the front image from time to time to show some top recent architectural realizations, in other words make it more attractive to newcomers. Anyone knows if there is a wiki way to do that, like automatic rotation of images? --Yorik 17:34, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
- Feel free to improve it. About auto rotation: it is possible (see main page). Let me ask around, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 10:37, 6 September 2008 (UTC)