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Ordo SalutisEdit

Ordo Salutis has been added at Draft:Ordo Salutis. Please note that Wikiversity is generally structured more like Wikibooks, with content arranged by course theme with subpages rather than individual articles. Let us know whenever you have any questions. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:51, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Dave. Once I've completed the subject, what's the procedure for moving an article from Draft status? --Luke Isham (discusscontribs) 22:33, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
There really isn't one yet. Draft status is relatively new here (first of this year), and we're still seeing what works and what doesn't. When you think the resource is complete (enough), move it to where you think it belongs. Be open to someone else moving it where they think it belongs. Discuss until there's some agreement. In the mean time, see if there's anything else related that it could become a part of. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 23:19, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Organizational NomenclatureEdit

Regarding [1], portals are like Wikipedia Wikiprojects. They are intended to organize contributors rather than content. Portals are not included in Wikiversity searches, and generally do not draw user interest. Content should either be created in main space or temporarily in Draft: space until it is complete enough to find a home, either on its own or as a subpage of a larger learning project. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:56, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply Dave. What is the correct designation for the largest unit in Wikiversity? (School, course or Department?) And what is the correct designation for the smallest unit in Wikiversity? (Subject or lesson?) --Luke Isham (discusscontribs) 22:35, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Wikiversity rejects classification. There are schools, but only four of them even count in the top 1,000 pages on Wikiversity. There are many portals, but only the seven on the home page are in the top 500. Divisions and departments (Topic: namespace) were eliminated about a year and a half ago. What we found was that people who wanted to organize divisions and departments made no effort to actually create content, and people who wanted to create content had no interest in divisions and departments. They weren't serving any purpose. Division and department content that could be salvaged was moved to a corresponding portal. At some point, we need to go through and clean up unused portals.
Content is generally organized by course or learning project. There's not always a clean difference between those two. Courses are often used in real-world schools, or come from someone creating public notes of their real-world course. Learning projects tend to be something someone created here apart from a real-world course, but there's no firm rules one way or the other. The smallest unit would be a learning resource, which may be a lesson or an assignment or probably a dozen other things. But if you think in terms of courses and learning resources, that should carry you for awhile. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 23:32, 8 July 2018 (UTC)


I appreciate your enthusiasm, but please slow down. It's taken me an hour to clean up your recent contributions. When you create something, clean it up or flesh it out before moving on to the next idea. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:32, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the time to create the extra pages for the Christianity and Philosophy portals. My 'New User' restrictions wouldn't let me, and I was well into Sociology before I realised it was a redirect from School:Sociology. I'm on holidays at the moment so I thought I'd have a big flurry of activity before going back to work. But I'm thankful you helped clean up the mess! The only change you made that was confusing was removing the reference to Learning Projects from the course userbox, aren't they the same. I made the change after viewing the template below on the Philosophy page. --Luke Isham (discusscontribs) 22:01, 10 July 2018 (UTC) {{Courses}}
There is certainly both overlap and confusion between courses and learning projects. But academics who use Wikiversity for their real-world courses would never refer to that course as a learning project, and many learning projects provide little learning beyond the experience for the user who creates it. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 15:13, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

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