Hi, my real name is Cormac Lawler. I've been closely involved with setting up and developing Wikiversity. This process has been the focus of my ongoing PhD (which began in September 2006, and which I will be submitting early 2011): to participate in the definition of what this space is, what it means in the context of the wider world of education, and what its opportunities and limitations are.
- Real name: Cormac Lawler
- Email: cormaggio (at) gmail (dot) com
- Cormaggio on Wikipedia | Meta | Commons | Wikibooks and many other places :-) (It's an old nickname that I resurrected for an email address, which has subsequently stuck as an online moniker)
- more detailed bio and interests
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- Developing Wikiversity through action research - main research page
I'm using a blog and a wiki to help document and facilitate my research, but I also intend to carry out much (if not most) of this on Wikiversity itself, particularly as we have developed this project with the potential for actually doing research (though these guidelines still need to be developed).
- I participated for a while in AREOL25 (course home page here), until I lost track of a few weeks' emails, and gave up. :-(
- Hoping to participate in David Wiley's Open Ed Intro course - but didn't :-(
- Composing free and open online educational resources - beginning March 3rd 2008
- Learning and learning about learning in Wikiversity (Paper at Wikimania 2007)
- ALT-C resources (details)
- I'll be participating in a ECSIG meeting on "openness", in which I'll be outlining Wikiversity and its implications for education (see notes)
- Collaborative research on Wikiversity (paper for Wikimania 2008)
- At 22:27, Jan 23, 2007 (UTC): 20,606 pages, 1,628 articles, 892 files, 5,725 users & 14 admins; version 1.10alpha (r19597)
I was made an English Wikiversity bureaucrat as a temporary measure on the project's first day, and held that lonesome position for quite a while (unnecessarily long as I subsequently found out), since when I've been joined by Sebmol. If you need any assistance, you can leave me a message on my talk page. If it's a general custodian (ie "admin") query, you might be better off with Wikiversity:Request custodian action, as this is monitored by all custodians, not just me.
Some things I'm interested in doingEdit
- Write research-related guidelines (eg. Wikiversity:Research and on Beta)
- Help out on providing a comprehensive and easy-to-follow tutorial on what Wikiversity is, and how you can contribute and/or benefit from it.
- Help in providing a framework for building Wikiversity, which I don't really think exists yet (so far, it's a bit piece-meal, and particular learning materials are connected with particular pedagogies, without making that explicit)
- Work on Media literacy (and all my other interests), hopefully learning about what will work on Wikiversity through that process
- Metadata - what's happening on that front, I wonder..?
- Participate in Topic:Audio Engineering - learn about making music