Wikiversity:What I have learned

This page is intended to gather feedback on what people (ie you!) have learned in Wikiversity. Please help us by giving some details of the materials you consulted (or wrote), the people who you engaged with, and also how this activity/interaction prompted your learning. You can be as simple or as detailed as you like - you can make a separate page if you like, link to your blog, or whatever - but your stories should help create a picture of how Wikiversity has worked so far. For accounts of problems, please see Wikiversity:Problems I have encountered.

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What I have learnedEdit

Rewriting WikiversityEdit

Based on projects I have worked on in the past, I suggest that in three years when there are a number of lesson projects, we look at which ones are working (which have students regularly coming to the learning project, working on the learning project, completing their learning at the project) and write a system which will meet JUST those requirements. I see other learning systems which are far too broad to be useful. (Muddle, etc.)
Here is an odd example of the problems we are facing. Currently, there is development of quiz software. There are a lot of features I can see as being useful that could be added to the quiz software. However, I don't know if these features will ever be used by other teachers. Therefore, I am (sightly) hesitant to ask for more features now for something I am not sure will be universally used.
I will try to expand on this later. Robert Elliott 10:07, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

starting 3rd course now at Wikiversity + experiences so farEdit

Research education and research studies that have a multi-disciplinary point of departure and that further more cut across different research areas are both increasingly highlighted within academia and also used as a criteria for research funding.

Increasingly research (graduate level) courses that are offered make use of internet supported platforms. However, many of these continue to remain closed for "outsiders". I tried using wikiversity to offer an interdisciplinary course for graduate students for the first time in the spring of 2008. While I could recognize the potential value of such a resource, it was not easy to get students to present their reflections on such a public platform in 2008. With two wiki based courses behind me, I am now attempting to (re)conduct the first course again. I am more confident of the outcomes of this offering partly since many of the participants are more net-savy and partly since many of them have expereinces of the need for "internationalization" and "dialoguing" with others from an early stage in their research studies careers.

I hope that research educators who offer graduate courses that are multi-disciplinary will present their experiences here on wikiversity. The following is the third course that I am giving on wiki during the spring of 2011:

  1. Course KOIIA-I (Communication and Identities in Institutional Arenas Part I) Spring 2011


--Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta 14:49, 26 December 2010 (UTC) Sangeeta BG homepage

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