Wikiversity:A Letter to globaltext.org

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The website http://globaltext.org/ is working to help create free course materials using wikibooks textbooks, but using networking through the "brick-and-mortar" university community to get this done. If wikiversity and globaltext.org work together, we could get some serious stuff going.

Seems to me that the best way for us to approach this organisation is to do it as a wiki-community, and write the letter together, the wiki way. As an arbitrary deadline, perhaps we could try to get a finished copy out by Monday, September 18. --SB_Johnny | talk 17:06, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Great idea - thanks for this, Johnny. We'll also need to detail a bit here what exactly Globaltext is doing, in order to make it easier for us to tailor our letter. Cormaggio 17:12, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Details of Globaltext's project[edit]

(see http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-08/uog-gtp083106.php for more on the project)

Does this article indicate that Globaltext have heard of Wikiversity (I'm sure they have anyway), and would like to collaborate, or that the author found this page through Google? :-) Cormaggio 07:29, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Letter[edit]

Text of letter below

What is Wikiversity?[edit]

  • Free, multilingual, multimedia learning materials
  • Learning communities

How Wikiversity could help Globaltext reach its goals[edit]

  • Massive, global, networked community

How Globaltext could help Wikiversity reach its goals[edit]

  • Peer reviews for courses and textbooks used by courses

See also[edit]