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where can I find more information on the "hunters-gatherers" project? It seems like it would be great to have an index of learning material from accross the internet, especially conscidering how many teachers are creating great material and posting it free around the internet these days. One place that I have found is physicsforums.com.... how would I go about integrating these materials into wikiversity? If an experienced wikiversity member could message me somehow, that would be swell ~morpheus2485

because I haven't gotten a response in a whole 5 minutes, I'm going to start indexing the materials that i know of right here. I figure they can be copied and pasted in the future as needed.... If i am somehow going about this the wrong way (which is increadibly likely), someone please clue me in.

Some thoughts[edit]

  • "integration" - the basic strategy is to use hypertext links.
  • reviews - it would be useful if Wikiversity had short reviews of websites that provide good learning resources.

--JWSchmidt 12:00, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Hunter-gatherer what?[edit]

What are we Hunting and gathering here? Could we list tcollege courses with online notes?--Rayc 22:28, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Sure....any and all types of online learning resources. --JWSchmidt 23:50, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Moving Gnacademy.org content to wikiversity[edit]

I'm administrator of http://www.gnacademy.org/ The site has lots of useful information but is dormant due to the lack of community able to maintain it. I'd like to move the content of that site onto wikiversity. There is wiki material on distance learning and a course/degree database. The wiki stuff can be moved easily. The database is harder to move, and could be part of a wikidata project.

See Globewide Network Academy --Roadrunner 19:52, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Structure[edit]

This project could quickly become extraordinary unwieldy—my favorites folders contain dozens of learning resources on the internet, and I'm only one person. Some sort of structure should be adopted to help organize all this information in a useful manner. The Jade Knight 01:16, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

I agree. This general "hunter-gatherers project" might fruitfully find and catalog content-rich websites with large numbers of online resources. Maybe we could start with "hunter-gatherer catalog" pages corresponding to each Wikiversity school, and link to those pages from the school pages. Specific webpages outside of Wikiversity that are about any particular topic can be linked to from the specific Wikiversity pages for that topic. In general, we need ways of getting Wikiversity participants to become aware of what learning resources already exist at other websites (including Wikipedia and Wikibooks) so that we do not waste time re-inventing what is already available. --JWSchmidt 01:59, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
I completely agree, and am going to get on top of that. I'm not terribly great at editing articles and coming up with original content, but I am *very* good at finding materials for other people to use, and reviewing the materials that I find. I think this page for the "Hunter-Gatherer's Project," should be a portal/School unto itself, devoted to finding and reviewing materials for others to use rather than creating new materials. Alorocaste 04:18, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Just to bring this old topic back up, I can review the materials. Portal status could be given when a good, critical review of the sites has been written. Thanks, AP --Sunstar NW XP 21:57, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Change the name?[edit]

I stumbled on this resource quite recently, and it's very useful (so useful, in fact, that I've made it one of my Bookmarks). However, its name is misleading. I thought it was a learning project about actual hunter-gatherers and the only reason I saw it is that I'm curious about that subject. This seems to have the potential to become a larger and more important resource than it is, if it were re-named and given a link on Wikiversity's main page. --AFriedman 21:00, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

OER Grapevine[edit]

OER Grapevine is a list of open educational resources projects, may be useful. --Rogerhc 23:31, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

I think this list of resources would be more useful if organized by resource category rather than alphabetically. For example, putting all of the college/university resources together, etc. -- Dave Braunschweig (talk) 00:45, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

I think people should be able to sort by whatever detail they want which a sortable table would allow. Probably would be easier to maintain by using templates with default values for empty columns. -- darklama  15:06, 6 June 2013 (UTC)