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"When the pupil is ready to learn, a teacher will appear." — Zen proverb (discuss)

Space for the teacher in a WIKI?[edit]

This might have been mentioned before, but I thought I would share it: A paper titled "Is there a Space for the teacher in a WIKI?" I thought it was an interesting title, and right now my University library isn't allowing me access to the ACM collection, but I'll post a synopsis and thoughts when that gets worked out. I just didn't want to forget about it. Historybuff (discusscontribs) 20:23, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

This was published right as Wikiversity launched. It would be interesting to see what has changed in 12 years. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:55, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
There's a copy available from PennState. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:45, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
I finally got a chance to read through the paper (thanks for the Link Dave!). It's an interesting study of high-school aged students, and it characterizes two projects undertaken by classes using wikis. The authors observe how the two subjects evolve from student participation, and detail how the teacher interacted to encourage and motivate use of the wiki. The observation the article makes that parts of content are "owned" by single students is interesting -- it shows how wiki authors view their work, and how others might approach their contribution.
I think a study of Wikiversity would be interesting. It's not something I have capacity for in the short term, but it would be a great learning and research project. I think a study such as this would make a good contrast. Historybuff (discusscontribs) 06:40, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Open call for Project Grants[edit]

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Greetings! The Project Grants program is accepting proposals until November 30 to fund both experimental and proven ideas such as research, offline outreach (including editathon series, workshops, etc), online organizing (including contests), or providing other support for community building for Wikimedia projects.

We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal:

Also accepting candidates to join the Project Grants Committee through November 15.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 19:46, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure how much time I'd have to write a grant proposal this year, but in the past I've worked on trying to get a Sandbox Server. Might be worth doing something like this to go through the process to learn the ins and outs. Anyone else interested? Historybuff (discusscontribs) 05:59, 6 November 2018 (UTC)


I need help with this. --Sunofkings0 (discusscontribs) 13:20, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

@Sunofkings0: How can I help? —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:23, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Ghost is this appropriate for wikiversity? Sunofkings0 (discusscontribs) 19:49, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
All you really have here is a definition, which would belong at en:wikt:ghost. If you were going to write an article about ghosts, it would go at en:w:ghost. This would be a learning resource about ghosts--some homework, self-directed experiments, public debates, etc. I'm not sure what you could say about ghosts, as they don't exist but it's not impossible to have a learning resource about ghosts. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:52, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web[edit]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 19:34, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey vote[edit]

18:13, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Advanced Search[edit]

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 10:57, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

New Wikimedia password policy and requirements[edit]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:02, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Mediawiki request for an onlymobile css class[edit]

I'm trying to create the opposite of the 'nomobile' class that hides text from mobile view. Would it be possible to add the following lines to wikiversity core css pages:

Thanks! T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 10:49, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

@Evolution and evolvability: Since there was no consensus reached during previous discussions, we don't currently have anyone with Interface Administrator rights. Consistent with the minimum of the options indicated in that discussion, I've added your account as an Interface Administrator with a 24-hour expiration. Please feel free to to make the proposed changes and test the results. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:12, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. I've made the edits and doing testing. It seems to be working as intended. I'll post here if I notice any issues pop up. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 23:41, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Rats, could you give me another 24 bump? I was advised that the .mw-parser-output .onlymobile { display: block; } wasn;'t needed so removed it,. However I think that that isn't correct for wikiversity's setup so need to undo my last edit to each of MediaWiki:Common.css and MediaWiki:Mobile.css. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 22:46, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
@Evolution and evolvability: YesY Done -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 02:05, 14 December 2018 (UTC)