Wikiversity:Learning goals

Share your learning goals with the Wikiversity community. What most interests you? What topics do you find intellectually stimulating? Wikiversity was created as a center for collaborative learning designed to serve the needs of learners. If you are new to wiki you might feel shocked and disoriented. Conventional bricks-and-mortar educational institutions have a menu of courses that you are forced to select from. Wikiversity is a place where learners participate and learn by doing. At a wiki website, "doing" means collaboratively editing webpages. So click the "edit button" and become a Wikiversity participant. By sharing your learning goals you will be able to find and join learning groups that share your interests and can facilitate your learning path. Click here to contribute to this page. Turn your learning goals or independent study project into a collaborative learning project.

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Share your learning goals edit

I want to read about philosophy. I am aware that there is actually a school under that topic but the thing is there's no content. I wondered if somebody would care to transfer those pages? Because philosophy is one thing I really want to get into but always feel disoriantated. I need a tutor or a guide! Help please! --Quinlan Vos 22:38, 31 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm puting a request in for b:Wikiversity:Introduction to Philosophy to be moved over. There also is b:Philosophy section over at wikibooks which might be useful. Sorry I can't help more.--Rayc 04:15, 2 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've transferred over b:Wikiversity:Introduction to Philosophy to Introduction to Philosophy.--digital_me 04:25, 2 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks a lot guys --Quinlan Vos 16:43, 5 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd like to improve and learn more italian. I'd also like to help see some more stuff with music... Bananagirl 10:08, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
see either Topic:Italian, Category:Italian or take part in the Italian Wikiversity itself
for music you could start with: Category:Music, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat + 19:19, 24 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm interested in doing some learning about Judaism, I"m new to this wikiversity thing, so I'm not quite sure how to go about this.--Keithg 12:43, 28 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

see Topic:Jewish studies or Category:Jewish studies, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat + 19:19, 24 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggestions edit

Perhaps a collaberative effort between History, English, Math and Computer Science, for a cryptography or code-writing class/series?

You can go to Topic:Cryptography and get started. --JWSchmidt 20:35, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry I actually already added a Cryptography "page" thanks to the instructions on how to create a new page. It is currently located at Not sure whether/how to merge the two existing topics. If you do, leave a message for me (Pgbridge2000) so I know the new address. The page I created is small but when I have the time I'll add more. Also is there a way for me to add information from the WikiBooks on various forms of Cryptography (I believe I recall their being ones on Caesar Shifts, Substitution Cyphers, etc.).

Perhaps a department of History of Math and Science? Fokion 02:22, 9 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Go ahead and start it. --JWSchmidt 14:05, 9 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would love a page teaching me how to solve my rubiks cube =D any one know how?!?! PhilB 11:08, 28 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See the resources mentioned at Optimal solutions for Rubik's Cube. --JWSchmidt 12:54, 28 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would like a wikimedical school,for med students, that would give you access to medical textbooks such as gray's anatomy, practice tests,etc. And also stuff you need to know to practice medicine, like the fact that the body's four fluids are : blood, pleghm, bile and water. The five Fs of someone at risk for gallbladder disease are Fat, Female, Fortyish, Fertile, Flatulent. Things like that.-anonymous May 15, 2007

You might want to take a look at School:Medicine and if there's nothing there that fits the bill (and there doesn't seem to be), you could start this up up yourself, and try to gather support from interested participants. To this end, I've left a note on School talk:Medicine. Cheers, Cormaggio talk 16:45, 15 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks a lot. I'll try to drum up support for this, but I don't know if I can really help much, 'cause those two little snippets of medical trivia are about all I know on the subject...:)

Ah - you see, I think that could be an interesting way of producing interesting learning materials - for a novice to suggest to a more knowledgeable person how they (knowledgable person) could be of help in helping them (novice) with some basic understandings of the subject. There are many opportunities for learning and producing or facilitating learning here on Wikiversity - the process doesn't have to start with "the production of learning materials", but possibly by making suggestions, asking questions etc. - if you can see what I mean. To help, I've noticed quite a lot of medical people here on Wikiversity - I'm sure this could get going with the right prompting... Cormaggio talk 12:00, 16 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Theology edit

Would you consider theology and religion classes?

See School:Theology and Topic:Religious Studies. --JWSchmidt 14:30, 27 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding on: My particular Christian denomination has little in the way of formal structure or established educational practice. I'd like to use Wikiversity as a tool for my own studies, and would be glad to interact with other interested parties--just as soon as I figure out how to work Wikiversity! Exfilia 02:10, 28 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Computer Science edit

Seniors edit

I am building a teaching website designed for seniors. I have a basic teaching site at

This is geared toward seniors from 60-90 my current age group of students. I find that all the material available to me is ussuitable for my group. So I am building a collaborative site with the bare bones basics of beginners. Can we build a course from this?

jbwarnken user

Yes, Wikiversity welcomes computer learning resources for seniors. If you need help getting started here let me know. --JWSchmidt 01:43, 18 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Critical thinking + problem solving edit

I would like to learn about Solving Problem and Critical thinking applied to Programming or Computer Sciences Topics 08:05, 6 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Try this one here: Software testing - critical thinking (e.g. hm, is this behaviour of software really correct? what would the user/customer say?) and problem solving (e.g. So, I have x days to test, if the testobject is good. How can I solve this problem with my ressources I have?) are the major part of it. :-) --Erkan Yilmaz 22:03, 1 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

i am a beginner please help me

Try Wikiversity:Introduction and the discussion page for Computer Science. --JWSchmidt 13:42, 9 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quantum computing edit

I'm interested in learning quantum computing. --mikeu 02:22, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is an interesting topic. Maybe we should start working on a reading list at Topic:Quantum Computing. --JWSchmidt 02:39, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I keep forgetting to check off the boxes on the search page (ie. Topic: namespace) --mikeu 18:05, 22 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Graphic Design edit

I'd like to learn graphic design with computers, specifically 3d, but I don't even know how to draw much. I'm noticing the wiki idea for this seems flawed because all we can do is wait until someone who does know about the topic writes something. --V2os 20:20, 11 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One of the best ways to learn something is to just start doing it and write down what you do. I have been doing that here as I learn about podcasting. --JWSchmidt 00:34, 12 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We now have classes starting up in Production Processes for 3D and 3D computer animation, game design and film making arts and skills such as sound tracks, storyboarding, etc. I invite you to come interact with us as we develop materials and learning groups. There are links to other active classes at this one. [[[Modeling_and_Animation_Clips_using_Art_of_Illusion]]] Mirwin 09:39, 6 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Culinary Arts edit

A place to learn the art of baking and cooking?? -JRS

You could start a new page for this at the Practical Arts and Sciences portal. --JWSchmidt 16:56, 22 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Foreign Languages edit

Im new to this,how can I start a group in which I can learn greek? I think it would be great to have materials on learning foreign languages. I'm generally engaged in several, but in particular, courses for Chinese, German, or Latin would be helpful. Ultimately, I think one should have a department in every foreign language, were it possible. Jade Knight 06:44, 7 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've now found the relevant School(s). It took a little to figure out how to navigate the system. Jade Knight 09:06, 7 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Language --JWSchmidt 12:58, 15 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What about a the Hawaiian language?

Feel free to contribute here: Category:Hawaii, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat + 19:28, 24 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Any change of a Sign Language course (preferably BSL, but ASL or ISL would be fine)? It would be really great.

You can start here: Category:Sign languages, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat + 19:28, 24 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DIY and or Practical instructionals edit

A place to learn how to accomplish typical projects, like building a table or painting a house or just instructional pamphlet style educative resources like how to change a light globe? ,or more reasonbly add the simpler courses in aswell, not just the higher education ones, eg. Tradies department: Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrician, etc Artisans Department: Painter, Sculptor, Carver, etc Hospitality: Tourism, Restauranter etc

I think it would serve the community, quite well, would give the average joe insight into a vast myriad of skills and practices (would also serve to keep traditional practices alive, eg Copper Smelting or Egyptian Candle making)(The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) )

Does anyone know if there are wikibooks on this sort of thing? The Jade Knight 07:06, 15 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe learning resources for "typical projects" such as painting a house could go under Practical Arts and Sciences. Wikibooks has "How-tos" --JWSchmidt 13:08, 15 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Typography edit

I am most interested in developing skills in typography. My knowledge at the moment is most limited. Maybe we could group it with any graphic design class/course. --Curlicue 12:52, 22 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It might be good to plan for future growth. Topic:Graphic design could be a division with departments such as Topic:Typography. --JWSchmidt 14:22, 22 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You might wish to try out some of these [1] and provide summaries or reviews at Topic:Typography if you are interested in helping Wikiversity learn how to tackle typing instruction at Topic:Typography. Mirwin 03:09, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Scripts edit

I intend to learn about written language, but not phonograms, or "letters" as thy're called, but ideograms and "symbols" as they're called. I'd also like to tech a bit if that's okay.--Engram 02:54, 23 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tried School:Linguistics? The Jade Knight 11:24, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New to Wiki edit

  • I am a beginner please help me
Try Wikiversity:Introduction and the discussion page for Computer Science. --JWSchmidt 13:42, 9 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I would like to learn more about wikis. A little more about the mark up language, and lots more about their business applications. And socially, how to get a family site going. User: MarkMayhew
  • Hi,first time doing a bit confused.i love psychology,physics,education,communication.i plan to do my masters in educational psychology.but want to start here first.need help from someone here who knows how do i stsrt.thanks. Atikawski
  • The wiki world is getting rather large and complicated, but people are still really just figuring out the best ways to use this new technology for collaborative learning projects. There are several wiki farms that allow people to start a wiki for just about any purpose. At Wikiversity, we are starting to establish learning communities for various academic subject areas. General questions about getting started can be asked by editing the Colloquium page. --JWSchmidt 15:04, 30 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Linguistics edit

I want to read about linguistics.I need a tutor or a guide.Please help me. --DoğanCan 16:34, 10 January 2007 (UTC+2)

Have you been to School:Linguistics? --JWSchmidt 15:24, 10 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Forensics edit

I want to learn about forensics

We can start at the new School of Forensics. --JWSchmidt 03:17, 17 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

CLEP edit

I want to take the CLEP tests and I was hoping to use this site to study for them.

Sorry, but Wikiversity is just getting started. The best we can do is start working on resources that would help for that: CLEP. --JWSchmidt 20:57, 22 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interdisciplinary Innovation edit

Though organizational cohesion is a necessary element to furnishing any multifaceted database, I believe a greater focus on interdisciplinary approaches to topics and problems would make for a more unique online educational experience. For example, I am interested in the intersection between computer science, history, biology, and global sustainability. I'm sure someone has a lesson plan such an ambitious goal—he or she just needs a spot to place it. -

You might be interested in Portal:Interdisciplinary Studies. --JWSchmidt 16:01, 21 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Where are all the Video Lectures? edit

I really wish there were more video lectures on Physics out there. Those from MIT are excellent for the undergraduate starting out in Physics. What I have'nt been able to find are high quality video lectures on Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity or General Relativity. (I did provide a link to the only lectures I managed to find on GR).

I really think there is a HUGE need for qualified lecturers (or other experts) to share their knowledge in video format - not only with their students directly, but with ALL potential students worldwide - and what better format than with video lectures! - and what better forum for that than Wikiversity! What a shame it would be otherwise, if all those brilliant teachers fail to reach the masses through video.

So if anyone has any links to video lectures on Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity or General Relativity, please let me know. Or if any of you know an expert in the field, please encourage them to add video lecture content to the web and to link to that content from the WIkiversity. Not only for Physics, but for all the other subjects as well. Jimbobjames 21:15, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is a goal of Wikiversity to provide links to existing learning resources. Did you see this: 302 General Relativity? --JWSchmidt 13:43, 28 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes thanks, I put that link in there. I was hoping someone else might have come across some similar links. I am glad to hear that linking to video resources is a goal of Wikiversity. Perhaps - hopefully! - it will encourage more lecturers and teachers and experts to provide more video content. This will truly become an amazing resource!! Jimbobjames 22:52, 9 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Doh! So much for my powers of investigation. --JWSchmidt 23:41, 9 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Food edit

Articles on making edible stuff.(The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) )

see learning resources at Category:Food, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat + 19:29, 24 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Teaching edit

I want to teach people how to do things that don't really fit into a category - things like how to be a kid, and stuff about life in general. I want to teach but I'm not sure how to start.Fubsadoo 13:58, 9 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmm, interesting! Maybe you could start by breaking down life skills into specific skills that could be developed as topics. From your interests on your user page, "bushcraft" strikes me as an immediately practical field of study. Maybe start at Topic:Bushcraft and work things from there? These materials can (and should) be developed for different groups and needs (like for "kids" or "scouts") - I'm not quite sure what teaching about "being a kid" means, but I'd love to hear more! Cormaggio talk 16:03, 15 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing edit

'Schools' need to be established in these areas.

While this is all heavy subject matter to be cataloging, surely some basic subject skeletons can be proposed, laid out; and developed on a bloc by bloc basis, eg:

Economics - Supply and Demand, Gains from trade, etc.

This could really bring about social change across the developing world if people have open source access to the true reasons that govern our essentially capitalist planet. Ethikos 09:10, 15 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Try School:Business which has many links from it that might be useful. Feel free to develop these resources (and new ones) to understand and/or critique the capitalist viewpoint of the world! Cormaggio talk 15:26, 15 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vocabulary enhancement! edit

I have always wanted a fun and easy way to improve my vocabulary other than the obvious browse through the dictionary. A group of flashcards broken down into adjectives, nouns, verbs, ect. would be great. Perhaps even in the form of a game. Thanks Wikipedia!
Your friend,

In my experience, a good way to improve vocabulary is to read a good book. You might be interested in School:Computer Simulation and Game Design. --JWSchmidt 13:55, 27 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Before you dismiss the game of Scrabble as boring or just kids’ stuff, consider the comments of Jason Katz-Brown, a college student in the areas of engineering and computer science who also plays competitive Scrabble. In his commentary “No Loss for Words: Why I play competitive Scrabble” (Technology Review, 2006), he tells of his inspirations and a couple of practice techniques. In particular, he references an online tool called “” which he plays against for practice. If you are trying to learn new vocabulary, the artificial player on the site can show you which words you didn’t create but could have in the game.

I teach 8th graders, and we have a Scrabble tournament every spring. Throughout the year, I teach different word parts and how to manipulate them into various words with prefixes, suffixes, and various subtle tricks that change meaning. Seems like you could track even specialized vocabulary—say, from biology—in the same way. By the end of the school year, kids who really didn’t find the game appealing are eagerly awaiting the next round, even collecting words on flash cards or scraps of paper just so they can remember to consider them when that special high-number tile shows up in their game. Without a doubt, I have to agree with Katz-Brown: Scrabble can increase your vocabulary, and it “makes you smarter.” (p. M4)

Katz-Brown, J. (2006). No loss for words: Why I play competitive Scrabble. Technology Review, 109/5, M4.


I'm a newbie to wikiversity. I want to learn Psychology and interested in foriegn languages. I also want to do some research on Strategy of Companies.

I hope you found School:Psychology, School:Business and Topic:Foreign Language Learning. --JWSchmidt 14:00, 27 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UNESCO-IHE ecosan on-line course, FREE SELF-LEARNING version edit

Dear Wiki-freaks,

I tried to add the following learning content. I failed it was too complicated. May somebody with better wiki know-how add this important content.

I was taking part on an UNESCO-IHE online-course from March to June 2007 on an Ecological Sanitation (Resource Orientated Sanitation). It was the moneys worth! Many good textbooks and good reference materials are available through that. Good material which is not so easy to find on the www. I mostly appreciated the helpful video comments by the lector Mrs. Elisabeth von Muench, who put many materials and work done in the right perspective.

Try to imagine an interested student in Stone Town, Zanzibar would like to learn about the subject more. She/he can not afford a course like this at all (Euro550). But she/he can afford to stay for 1-2 hour at the Internet Café to download to a CD a self-learning course. It is a crux where we have the worst sanitation situation the people have the worst accessibility to know how, let alone ignorance.

I am wondering if it would be helpful to many sustainable sanitation (ecosan) interested people e.g. in Indonesia and other “sanitation-areas” to have the opportunity to access the whole course content without financial/copyright restriction. I suggested an open/free self-learning course to UNESCO-IHE as a kind of lobbying for ecosan. Fortunately UNESCO-IHE addressed this request very well and put now the whole online-course as a FREE SELF-LEARNING (“demo”) version on its server inclusive two more topics: Rainwater Harvesting and Urban Water Demand Management Measures. UNESCO-IHE only would like to be informed about the usage by the users.

This “demo” version will be available all year round, and it is containing *ALL* the course material. It have all videos and its units have self-evaluations, but NO discussions, NO tasks, NO assignments, NO Ask-Teacher, NO fellow participants etc. (because all those things would take up someone's time to co-ordinate, and then somebody would have to pay for it).

You can find the course at:

Login (ID): ecosandemo Password (PWD): 1234

May you inform your colleagues about this opportunity.

Wisdom is power- Enjoy it

Take care Detlef

Physical Education edit

Whilst at school, I have to admit I always thought P.E. was really questionable at best as a subject for "study". However, now out in the "real world" I find that getting reliable information on excericse and health - particularly on the internet - is a difficult task. The majority of websites on the subject are motivated financially - typically through trying to sell diet books, services, &c. and thus a neutral source, like Wikiversity, with information on the different kinds of excercise, diet regimes, &c. would, I think, prove an invaluable resource.I, Podius 07:25, 1 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hopefully Wikiversity will grow to provide the kind of resources you mentioned. --JWSchmidt 04:55, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Secretarial Sciences edit

I was unable to find anything on Secretarial Science or studies. Is there any here? If not if someone who is experienced at this would create the topic?

Please contact me on my talk page.


User:Skunkmaster V 18:09, 12 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikiversity is very new. Feel free to create new pages. --JWSchmidt 19:46, 12 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't know anything about secretarial sciences and I was wondering if someone else who does could start creating it. Should I advertise this on the Colloqium so more people see it so someone who know something can start working on it? --Skunkmaster V 19:49, 12 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wiki does not really work by waiting for experts. My advice is that you do some research on the topic and start a page about it yourself. Sometimes if you start a page and include your unanswered questions then the "experts" will start showing up and they will help. --JWSchmidt 20:41, 12 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Resource Mobilisation Writing funding proposals Prospecting for funders

Principle of double entry edit

The principle of double entry state that each and every transaction most have a dual aspect or most be recorded twice the one aspect deals with the acount that is recieve in and the other aspect deals with the account that is give in out,Debit the account that is recieve in and credit the account that is give in out.This brings about the golding role of bookkeeping which state that for any any debit entry there most be a co-responding credit entry for any credit entry there most be a co-responding debit entry.

Hemeroteca edit

This may be seen as a situation arising from the misconception of the human reasoning with respect to his natural laws of living. In 1235, a spanish scientist rojas gert, explained this phenomenon in his article 'who are the best'

medical science edit

I'm Yousuf Ahmed.Studied at a medical college of Bangladesh. It is in Rangpur ,named Rangpur Medical College, Under Rajshahi University.

medical science edit

I'm Yousuf Ahmed.Studied at a medical college of Bangladesh. It is in Rangpur ,named Rangpur Medical College, Under Rajshahi University.

translator edit

Heading text edit

First of all i'm very glad to this opportunity to express myself. I wonna be a good english speaker this is my goal. About formation i dream to be translator but i don't speak enough yet.

read books edit

I like to read and download more Tamil books. I think it is help to my studies. so I interested in this I also interested in book. Please give book.

Stark edit