Wikiversity:Developing Wikiversity through action research/Participants
Welcome to the research project Developing Wikiversity through action research! If you are interested in participating in this project - even from a peripheral perspective - please list yourself below, preferably with a link to your Wikiversity userpage (or other descriptive webpage), and some indication of what your interest is in this project, and possibly what you would like to achieve within it.
- Cormaggio: I am instigating this project (and it will go towards my PhD), but I do not want to claim any "ownership" of this project. This is designed to be a collaborative process, in which the process of the research is defined by the participants (hence the initially unformed nature of much of the project page). I'd be delighted if you would join me in exploring what Wikiversity is and how it could be developed - and I would very much appreciate any comments, no matter how critical, on any aspect of this research. Ultimately, I hope that this research can help to develop a community of reflective practitioners (researchers, educators, learners, or any combinations of these identities). I hope that the project's participants can find ways of working together, that explore the basic features of Wikiversity, and our participation within it. I would like us to be able to develop tools and language to help us come to critical understandings about who we are (both as individuals and communities/groups) and how we conceptualise and facilitate learning, as well as how we impede it. I hope for other things too, but that is all I will say for now. :-) But, again, welcome. Cormaggio beep 21:13, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
- Leigh Blackall: In my efforts to encourage teaching staff at the vocational education and training institute I work at (Otago Polytechnic) to use and contribute to Wikiversity, I would like to report on the general perceptions from teacher and managers, barriers to particpation, benefits to participation, work flow and processes, needs etc - all from the the perspective of an educational institution in Regional New Zealand. --Leighblackall 00:24, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
- Saidkassem: I would definitely like to collaborate. I already have a handful of ideas percolating such as the Collaboratively Building Concepts Project--Saidkassem 16:35, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
- Javier Carro: If my short free time allows me to go forward with my doctor studies, I wish to focus my studies on the use of wikis for language learning. At the moment, I am, somehow, preparing an assessment form to check what is being done, what can be done and how could it be improved. The assessment would be initially regarding language learning wikibooks, considering that they should be one of the main tools of Wikiversity learning groups. If someone has some useful information, or wish to collaborate in the research, please contact me by email. --Javier Carro 18:44, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
- Andy Roberts: My own research interest is in the application of Action Research methodology to distributed communities, and I'm also interested in the development of a really open university of the internet.