Talk:Main page learning project

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Promote pandemic prevention research[edit]

A LOT of independent researchers and a fair number of mainstream ones use wikipedia regularly. In areas where it is more important to them that SOMEBODY succeeds than that they get the credit themselves (such as in the prevention of pandemics which could kill their loved ones) Wikiversity could be the perfect tool for allowing efficient collaboration. Such being the case I am wondering if the page on Influenza cure research (titled "Influenza Cure Research") could be mentioned on the main page in order to be found more easily by those with something to contribute, and generate interest among those who have time and/or money and are seeking purpose.

someone elses comment[edit]

Can we have a user-friendly guide to how to edit Main Page content starting with a short description of what is in each template used on the page? --JWSchmidt 15:09, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

box borders[edit]

Just a note about the box borders on the main page. See Image:WVmainpage.jpg for how it renders on my system. The right hand side of the boxes are not aligned with the blue header at the top of each box. BTW, it is only those four boxes that are not aligned. Welcome, Portals, News, Sister Projects are all fine in my browswer.--mikeu 01:44, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

News and announcements[edit]

Note that the links at the top of the "News and announcements" to Wikiversity:News and Wikiversity:Announcements seem to me to have been superceded by the new main page design.--mikeu 22:46, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree =Benjamin= ( t ) · ( c ) · ( e ) 09:05, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Wikiversity:Main Page[edit]

Lets delete the main page heading "Wikiversity:Main Page". Its good for nothing, only takes up space.--Kozuch 16:44, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

I concur - =Benjamin= ( t ) · ( c ) · ( e ) 09:04, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Wikiversity: too sophisticated[edit]

Can we also start a wiki-school? So that we would have a full curriculum of ideal learning for a human being's lifetime? And segment it by years? For example: that in Year 10 a human being should be studying among other things Biology and these are the topics that she/he should cover and these are the exercises that will help him/her to get there and here's links to some helpful videos on YouTube etc. So that people with very little education would have a starting point somewhere. And then proceed on to wikiversity. It should be more pedagogically logical than wikiversity.

Wikiversity Arabic[edit]

I realized that Wikiversity in Arabic language isn't supported yet; however, I could find an alternative (Beta) version. Although I'm not sure why is that, I'd like to translate English pages in this site into their corresponding Arabic in that version. Luckily I can do that except for the "Other Languages" column, in which I can't find a suitable edit. I can append [[en:Article Name]] in the Arabic site but when I do it in some allowed English pages (i.e. [[ar:Arabic Article Name]]) I get the access into ar.wikiversity site which is still not assigned for us. Can anybody help me to solve this problem or even redirect the pages into please?--Email4mobile 05:56, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Focusing on the content[edit]

I personally think that the main page of Wikiversity (well, i also think this about the rest too) is far too vague. Its suposed to be a learning center, but once you've reached it, you don't know were to go. I mean, the "explore wikiversity" box is little and in the corner, the highlights goes to things like "featured project" and "picture of the day". Things seems loose, like articles in wikipedia (in here they are projects, thats the only difference). In my opinion, wikiversity should have "learning trails" or something like that, and the main page should focus on that only (or mainly). Inside a portal (or a trail portal) we could have the featured project, picture of the day, etc. Are you following me at all? Khullah 01:39, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm sad that this poignant comment has sat so long without a reply. I agree with you completely Khullah. I have only been using Wikiversity for about a week, and it took me the good part of three days to find the real goals of it. I feel the direction this project is taking is undeserving of a learning platform. There is too much copycatting going on from Wikipedia. Quite honestly there is no need for an "Educational Picture of the Day"; it holds no real long term learning potential. There is a lack of a clearly defined instructional about how to learn at Wikiversity. The "Explore Wikiversity" box tucked away to the side is to some extent useful, however it simply redirects students to portals, which hold no information on how to begin learning. The "Starting Out at Wikiversity" tour does do a great job of showing the basics of editing (very useful in Wikipedia, where the focus is on editing), but there is no information about how to access learning materials. My point in a nutshell is, the welcome page needs a clearly defined way for new commers to access the learning material they want, the current stuff doesn't cut it.
Sorry for wafting on, but this should be addressed,
=Benjamin= ( t ) · ( c ) · ( e ) 09:01, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Mainpage Welcome Message is wonky[edit]

Hey there, the welcome message on the main page is looking a bit dodgy. I have shown a possible fix on the template discussion. I don't have sysop privileges, so I can't do anything about it. =Benjamin= ( t ) · ( c ) · ( e ) 08:39, 23 June 2010 (UTC)