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"Openness and inclusiveness are ..... our radical means to our radical ends." (source)
Wikiversity today.

Jimmy Wales recently said, "I think we should run small experiments, tests, see what works, what doesn't, and be prepared to be flexible and change, and not be too locked into stone about how things should work."

I am interested in Wikiversity as a playground for explorers and active learners. I hope that the Wikiversity community can learn how to facilitate learning projects that will allow Wikiversity participants to reach and discover their learning goals.

Wikiversity of the future.

I became interested in Wikiversity back in 2004. After the 2005 community vote on the original Wikiversity project proposal the Board of Trustees asked for some changes to the proposal, I started conspiring with folks like Cormaggio to fix the Wikiversity proposal. I think the Board was correct to direct the Wikiversity community away from conventional courses. We need to find new ways to use wiki technology to facilitate online learning. Towards that end, a new Wikiversity model for e-learning was developed at the Wikimedia meta-wiki and included in the modified Wikiversity project proposal, as requested by the Board.

So the modified Wikiversity project proposal was finally approved. As an "emergency" measure, Cormaggio, acting as the first Wikiversity bureaucrat, made me a custodian on the English language Wikiversity. If you need the help of a custodian, use my talk page, send me an email, or go to the page that is used to Request custodian action.

Project proposal
About Wikiversity (draft)
Wikiversity:Online courses
What Wikiversity is not
Wikiversity subcommittee
Moving Wikiversity forward
Wikiversity overview
Wikiversity in Wikibooks
(originally at the meta-wiki)

Other Wiki Projects[edit]

On 27 February 2003 I registered as JWSchmidt on the English language Wikipedia. In December of 2005 I became an administrator at Wikipedia. There is more information about me on my Wikipedia user page. I am also a custodian at Wikiversity beta.

I remain intrigued and challenged by the way wiki projects first fragment then the fragments struggle to cooperate. I hope the Wikiversity community can support good editing for Wikibooks textbooks and Wikipedia encyclopedia articles.

Learning projects of interest[edit]

Divisions and Departments[edit]

This Wikiversity editor in their contributing to scholarly works, agrees to strong scholarly ethics. In particular this Wikiversity editor:
  • Is committed to presenting a balanced, objective, accurate, and informative account of all relevant scholarly evidence, facts, analysis, and ideas within all scholarly topics of study in the interest of full disclosure and honesty.
  • Does not condone illegal, deceptive, or otherwise unethical practices in their own contributions or in others'.
  • May for research purposes contribute outside of the restrictions of NPOV.
  • Will respond to all questions about the ethical caliber of their contributions on their talk page.


teaching - learning - discussing - creating - thinking

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