Wikiversity:Motto contest/Round 2

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This includes the results of round 2 of the Wikiversity motto and slogan contest.

For the current stage of the Motto contest see: Motto contest.

Motto contest, Round 2[edit source]

Please list your name by one motto and one slogan below.

Round 2 includes all options selected by at least one person.

You can change your selection. You may add a selection in Round 2 by listing your name by a new motto and/or a new slogan.

Feel free to share comments in the comment section that helps explain the meaning and intent of mottos and slogans.

List of Mottos[edit source]

The motto needs to be very short - for listing with logo (see logo contest):

  • Learn. Teach. Share. -- (a synthesis of the above) Support: Talonhawk,
  • We Learn, We Teach, We Build -- Support: Kiesa, Strathallen,
  • An open learning community -- Support: Ron, Atfyfe, Dr-Now, Reswik, DouglasHolton, Dilaudid
  • Free learning community -- Support: Cormaggio, Smithgrrl,
  • World Wide Wisdom -- Support: TigreNoir, Halyks, E A Tarina, Mark Lewis
  • Set Learning Free -- Support: stinkey91, Jimbobalina2005, Sam, Phaedrus86,
  • Because knowledge should be free. -- Support: Ross, Bounton, George D. Bozovic, RichMac, CSM
  • Free thinking -- Support: Smurrayinchester,
  • Because thinking is free. -- Support: Jrothwell,
  • Open Education -- Support: Aldenis,
  • Know it -- Support: Liju,
  • Learn Free, to be Free -- Support: nehamjoshi,
  • Universe of Knowledge -- Support: Duarte.filho,
  • Fast, Free, and Fun... The New Way to Learn -- Support: bendroz
  • Collaborative learning. -- Support: Davodd,
  • A University, Wiki-Style -- Support: Tarret,
  • ab uno disce omnes "From one to know all" -- Support: Rich_richie,
  • Learning unlimited -- Support: Varun Shrivastava,
  • Freedom of Learning -- Support: Mohan Gunti,
  • Find Truth... in Wiki! -- Support: ced1
  • Broaden your mind -- Support: anisha
  • It is where you learn without pressure -- Support: bebot
  • TechKnowledgeFree -- Support: OneWomanArmy
  • Philologos Gratis -- Support: Maeve Thompson
  • Age of Learning -- Support: Stefano
  • learn Qwiki, use a Wiki! -- Support: Wayne Jackson
  • Open to Interpretation -- Support: hanju
  • Citius, Altius, Fortius --Support: Ar.hhr
  • In vici veritas (There is truth in a wiki) -- Support: WiseWoman,
  • The eye of wisdom -- Support: aruncg,
  • To stand the test of people. -- Support: AaronG
  • Education is freedom! Free education! -- Support: Paul Purcell
  • Free learning tools -- (used on Wikibooks main page with Wikiversity logo) Support: ?
  • Free learning materials and activities -- (used on Wikipedia main page with Wikiversity logo) Support: ?
  • Learn To Lead -- Support: Mahdi7
  • Έν οίδα οτι ουδέν οίδα - Hen oida hoti ouden oida - "I know one thing, that I know nothing", (Socrates, paraphrased from Plato's Apology) -- Support: Nick
  • Wiki U Wiki Me -- Support: Athrash Talk
  • The Revolution has begun. - anon sugg. from round 4
  • I would like to propose another slogan: "for the wonder the of web". It's part of my job to come up with themes, ideas, phrases that crystallize an exact image through words.....207.15.192.251 15:02, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
  • In continuous pursuit of uncovering the dynamic truth! - anon sugg. from round 4
  • (From motto contest talk page:) I don't like any of the entries — they are all outlandish and pretentious in my opinion. I'd rather see a down-to-earth Wikiversity:The Free University in the tradition of Wikipedia:The Free Encyclopedia. CQ 06:27, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
  • (From motto contest talk page:) How about "Get your 'learn' on." ? - by anon. poster on 00:24, 1 December 2006.
  • Knowledge at a click... -- Knowledge can now reach masses just by a click. In this world of technology what more could you expect to gain knowledge by just sitting at your systems and clicking on Wikiversity. -- (sugg. from round 5) BY SYED RIZWAN.
  • Because knowledge should be spread like a light / "learn with world" -- User:sudhir mishra in round 5, 5 December.
  • Wikiversity - Learning Unbound -- User:Hector G 14:40 12 December 2006 (UTC)
  • The wiki-d way to learn -- anon. 1 May 2007
  • Learning for the community -- anon. 1 May 2007
  • "You ask. We answer." It's so... grovvey! I think it's cool. -- anon. May 2007
  • The wiki-d way to learn -- anon. May 2007
  • Learning for the community -- anon. May 2007
  • I really believe for the Motto to say a lot, in a simple concise way...so my bid for the Motto is "Experience the Diversity" ... which would go great with the slogan of Set Learning Free. Glavich 02:48, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I propose "Free learning for Open Minds". In my opinion, this encompasses the very basis of the Wikiversity. Ali Rizvi


Comments on Mottos[edit source]

  • Learn. Teach. Know.
  • I know the whole 'let's pretend we're an old European university by having a Latin motto' is pretty daft, but just in case anyone's interested, the Latin of the above could be 'cognosco. perdoceo. scio.' . --Sam 23:36, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Read. Learn. Share.
  • ...
A facilitation consideration: Any support for the synthesis of options here or the one above with main list of mottos?
  • Learn. Discover. Share. -- Support:
  • Freedom. Learning. Sharing. -- Support:
Would I need to remove my vote from the origional motto in order to properly show my support for the synthesized motto? Talonhawk 03:43, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
Removing the original or strikethrough would work here (plus with your support, this one can go above). In round 3 here, I think it would be good to reorganize the layout a bit and create sets of similar mottos. Then, people could support a set and express preference for specific option(s) -- as in the logo contest for Wikiversity. --Reswik 14:35, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • We Learn, We Teach, We Build
  • ...
  • An open learning community
  • I switched my vote from "free learning community" to this for various reasons, including: 1) the appeal of the rich connotations of openness in the context of learning, in spite of my agreeing with the "free" side of debate in the politics of open source vs. free software; 2) the resonance with the slogan with most support below (so far) which uses "open."; 3) this offers our to-be-extensive project an opportunity to contribute (in discussions and on possible page(s) of explanation somewhere) to re-interpreting the implications of open, openness, and opening (in various senses such as development, awakening and liberation) in relation to the meaning of freedom in the free culture movement. Reswik 17:28, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Free learning community
  • ...
  • World Wide Wisdom
  • ...
  • Set Learning Free
  • ...
  • Because knowledge should be free.
  • ...
  • Free learning tools
  • used on Wikibooks main page with Wikiversity logo -- selected by ?
  • Free learning materials and activities
  • used on Wikipedia with Wikiversity logo -- selected by ?
  • In vici veritas (There is truth in a wiki) -- Support: WiseWoman 20:38, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
  • From talk page: 'In vici veritas' (from my very poor memory) actually means something more like 'In having conquered is the truth'. It's just that vici is pronounced 'wiki' (these days). It's not Hawaiian, it's the first person singular perfect tense form of vincere, 'to conquer, overcome; defeat; subdue; win; surmount; exceed, excel; prevail' (from the OED). --Sam
  • This is correct. I searched "vici" and this was the 3rd link at google: w:Veni, vidi, vici. To quote, "Caesar's terse remark -- translated as "I came, I saw, I conquered" -- simultaneously proclaimed the totality of his victory and served to remind the senate of Caesar's military prowess (Caesar was still in the midst of a civil war); alternatively, the remark can be viewed as an expression of Caesar's contempt for the patrician senate..." -- Reswik 12:01, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
Check out the Latin Wikipedia - they have decided that vici is also the Latin for Wiki :) --WiseWoman 21:43, 17 September 2006 (UTC) (Google is not necessarily an authoritative source.....)
The google reference mentioned above is a Wikipedia reference that mentions the traditional Latin meaning of "vici." Vici means "I conquered" which seems not to be the best association for a Wikiversity motto. Reswik 00:21, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Learn free, think free
  • Too similar to Wikibooks motto? --Gurch
  • Citius, Altius, Fortius
  • I'm not sure, but should this be 'Citius, altus, fortis' ('Quickly, noble, strong') -- could someone with more latin than me verify this please? --Sam 23:36, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
no, it's correct: "citius, altius, fortius" means "faster, higher, stronger", to represent the athlete's desire for continuous self-amelioration. --Nadira 10:23, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Wikiversity - Learning Unbound
Unbound (adj.) 1. to release from bonds or restraint, as a prisoner; free. 2. not bound, as a book.

List of Slogans[edit source]

This can be a short sentence or phrase - for listing at top of main page with "Welcome to Wikiversity":

  • Opening minds through open learning -- Support: Mos87, The Winged Self, Ross, Rayc, Dr-now, Liondancer@de, Reswik, Damien Black, Strathallen,
  • Free learning community -- Support: Cormaggio, Aldenis, George D. Bozovic,
  • Free knowledge for everyone -- Support: Liju, Smithgrrl,
  • Join us for making Knowledge Valuable without Price -- Support: Neha, EulerGamma,
  • Where teachers learn, and learners teach. -- Support: Deltinu, Jimbobalina2005, Dilaudid
  • You can learn anything, teach anything, and know anything -- Support: Dev920, Nazdude,
  • Teach to Learn, Learn to Teach -- Support: OneWomanArmy, Bounton,
  • Because Learning Is Never Ending... -- Support: Juhi, Talonhawk,
  • All Wikiworms are welcomed! -- Support: Yazeed, ShAdIa, boba_girl,
  • Strength through wisdom, wisdom through study. -- Support: Nikola Enchev, Boris Hristov, Sam,
  • Reasonably free thinking, freely pursued. -- Support: Mirwin,
  • the free learning network that you help create -- Support: Ron
  • The Online University for all of us --Support: raoul
  • Learn free, think free. -- Support: stinkey91,
  • The Gift of Knowledge. Priceless! -- Support: TigreNoir,
  • The university without tuition fees. -- Support: Jrothwell,
  • Learning and teaching as one -- Support: D Platt,
  • Universe of the free knowledge -- Support: Duarte.filho,
  • A world of knowledge -- Support: thiago pessanha brazil,
  • No need to earn to learn -- Support: Ajay,India
  • Because a little knowledge is a dangerous thing -- Support: Rides3Wheels
  • You lernd it good here, Wikiversity -- Support: Dave.M, Geoff N.
  • Who Needs a Real College Education? -- Support: Jeff,
  • To boldly go where no University has gone before. Support: Hillgentleman,
  • Knowlegde Unlimited -- Support: Rich_richie,
  • Build your university by your information -- Support: Gunerb,
  • Shared Knowledge Balanced and Checked -- Support: jullman12
  • Wikiversity - The Freedom of Development & Growth through Learning Support: Mohan Gunti
  • Essential Learning, from Acropolis to Zimbabwe! -- Support: Geobeedude,
  • We'll make Oxford, Harvard, and Yale fear us if its the last thing we ever do -- Support: Atfyfe
  • If they can't do it wiki do it. -- Support: PatBag John,
  • Each one --Wiki, wiki-- Teach one! -- Support: ced1
  • Socially oriented high learning institution -- Support: bebot
  • Free, creative minds deserve free, creative learning experience -- Support: Saad Yousuf
  • As seen in The Matrix "Woah, I know Kung-Fu!" -- Support: Halyks
  • Wikiversity- Where the World Learns--Support: KT
  • People are the source of knowledge. This open forum, it's challenge. -- Support: AaronG
  • Education is freedom! Free education! -- Support: Paul Purcell (Pvpurcell
  • Welcome to the World of Knowledge -- Support: Mahdi7
  • An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all. (Socrates) -- Support: Nick
  • Priceless mind, free learning. -- Support: The Suggestor
  • A mind isn't free but knowledge should be.
  • Knowledge, you cant put a price on it!
  • Free Your Mind. --NightDragon 11:21, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Educational resorces for every WH. - ardeshir hakimi 7 February 2007
  • Educating ourselves to educate everyone (PeterMG 00:05, 3 May 2007 (UTC))
  • Information for Eveyone -- anon. suggestion from 4 May 2007.


Comments on Slogans[edit source]

  • Opening minds through open learning
  • See my comment about "openness" under "an open learning community" in the motto comment section. Reswik 15:57, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Free learning community
  • ...
  • Free knowledge for everyone
  • ...
  • Join us for making Knowledge Valuable without Price
  • ...
  • Where teachers learn, and learners teach.
  • ...
  • You can learn anything, teach anything, and know anything
  • ...
  • Teach to Learn, Learn to Teach
  • ...
  • Because Learning Is Never Ending...
  • ...
  • All Wikiworms are welcomed!
  • ...
  • Strength through wisdom, wisdom through study
  • The idea behind this is not solely from "V for Vendetta" :), but rather my own country's (Bulgaria) slogan: "Strength through Unity". Since I'm more a cosmopolitain than a nationalist, I think that "Wisdom through study" is entirely based on worldwide progress through enriching knowledge, which basically my own idea on development of humanity as a whole. Nikola Enchev 13.09.'06.
  • People are the source of knowledge. This open forum, it's challenge.
  • ...There is one BIG threat to this web site that is common to all open forum Wiki's; achieving credibility. This motto is my suggestion because one many levels there is a need for truth and knowledge. This open forum, in my opinion, will be it's ultimate test as laymen and academics confront information together in the wonderful project.--AaronG