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13 November - What is Wikiversity?
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14 October 2007 - Vandal Wiki
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4 September - Open Source Crusade
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20 July - Options for video-in-wiki
1 July - Networking Web 2.0 Websites
7 June 2007 - GFDL violations
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17 Mar - Version flagging
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10 Mar 2007 - Credentials
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28 Feb - Delete or develop?
27 Feb 2007 - Main Page
25 Feb - Science and Protoscience
23 Feb - Complementing Wikipedia
21 Feb - Copyleft media files
19 Feb - Gratis versus Libre
18 Feb 2007 - Referees
16 Feb - MediaWiki interface
15 Feb - Content development projects
14 Feb - Scope of Research
13 Feb 2007 - Review Board
12 Feb - Rounded corners
11 Feb - Open vs free content
10 Feb - Research guidelines
9 Feb - Learning resource diversity
8 February - Wikiversity referees.
7 February 2007 - Wikio.
5 February - Research policy.
2 February - Portal cleanup done.
31 January - Reliable sources.
29 January - Learning projects and materials.
27 January - Recording voice chat.
25 January - Animated GIF files with GIMP.
23 January - User page cleanup.
21 January 2007 - List of portals.
20 January - 2 more portals. "Courses"
19 Jan, - Portals and templates.
18 January site statistics - 20,000 pages.
18 January - Creating and organizing portals.
17 January - Categories of Wikiversity schools.
16 Jan. - Featured content development projects.
15 January - Wikiversity status at 5 months.
14 January - The "Topic:" namespace
13 January - Featured content
13 January - Wikiversity Bugs
12 January 2007 - Start of the blog
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24 October, 2006 - Wikiversity history
26 April, 2005 - Wiki reality games
17 March, 2004 - Semantic prosthetic
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Policy at Beta
I started a page for policies at the Wikiversity multi-lingual hub. There is still significant editing to do on the three policy pages.

Bot for blog RSS feeds
MichaelBillington made a bot that automatically creates and updates RSS feeds for Wikiversity blogs. See: Wikiversity Blog howto.

Diversity in learning resources
I got a message on my talk page today about learning resources for people who are over 60 years old. While Wikipedia has articles that are "one size fits all", Wikiversity can have many pages about the same topic, providing learning resources for people of different ages or who differ in other needs and need unique points of entry into a topic.

I had never previously heard of "the Christian Edition of Ubuntu Linux". I mentioned it in #wikiversity-en and there was an interesting discussion touching on the idea that there could be software specifically for one religion. I had previously thought along similar lines in the context of Science teaching materials for creationism. I like the idea that participants at Wikimedia Foundation projects should

"leave our political fights at the door to the greatest extent that we can"
--Jimbo in the WikiEN-l Digest, Vol 30, Issue 96, January 10, 2006.

and....

"Wikipedia is not ..... the place to advocate for or against a political or religious point of view." -(source, origin)

Should Wikiversity have learning resources specifically for particular religions or political groups? Is just the existence of such resources divisive for the community? Or does the only problem come from failure to correctly label such resources? For example, trying to pass-off non-scientific creationism as "science"?