User:Cormaggio/Visions of Wikiversity

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I'm going to work here on my own personal visions for Wikiversity, as well as various other people's visions of the project. Nothing much to see here at the moment, though - try again later :-)


From Ray: "When we start labelling pages with "pseudoscience" or other pejorative terms we compromise our neutrality. When we silence the creationist or expect him to explain himself from the confines of the coffin to which we have relegated his ideas we give the lie to our own principles. It is not the function of NPOV to put chains on free speech; it is sufficient that it support an asymptotic approach to consensus. Thus faced with the thesis of "Arguments for creationism" we must allow for a (presumably articulate) guest lecturer to put forth his point of view as a proponent fairly and unmolested. Another guest lecturer in opposition should be able to present his case under the same circumstances. Both of these POVs should be protected. The "students" would then discuss the matter and strive to bring the matter closer to NPOV. Most importantly, part of their discussions should be focused on what do these two guests have in common. The role of the teacher in all this is not to disburse knowledge, but to facilitate its acquisition by the students, perhaps by repeatedly asking the questions that bring a subject to a new synthesis of NPOV." Eclecticology 20:17, 22 August 2006 (UTC)


Soundbyte from Jimbo: "We want to provide a free encyclopaedia to every single person in the planet. We also want to provide all the tools to become literate" [1]