Part of the Wikiversity mission is to provide a collection of
learning materials and links to online learning resources. Some
Wikiversity participants are devoted to these tasks.
Wikiversity is not a platform for commercial enterprises to
advertise education-related products. Wikiversity is devoted to free education. Wikiversity
provides server space for public domain and copy-left learning
materials. Wikiversity provides links to online learning resources
that are available for free to students and teachers. Wikiversity
also evaluates and links to learning materials that are made
available at low cost as part of the open software movement.
Creation of learning materials
One goal of Wikiversity is to catalog learning resources and
integrate them into the Wikiversity learning system. This can
involve both learning materials that exist at other websites and
new learning materials that are created at Wikiversity.
Interactive learning resources developed for Wikiversity.
Wikiversity:Creating a lesson plan
The edit button.
The save page button.
Video tutorial. A short (2 minutes long) movie
for new wiki users, showing how to edit a wiki page. The movie is
available in two formats:
An important function of Wikiversity is to provide critical
evaluations of learning materials and online learning resources.
Hunter-gatherers should participate in the critical evaluation of
learning resources by editing the Wikiversity pages that are
devoted to evaluating learning materials and describing how to
integrate them into courses of study.
Wikiversity hunter-gatherers can take on ambassadorial functions
and participate in Wikiversity projects that seek to establish
collaborations between Wikiversity participants and outside
educators (see outreach). These collaborations can involve the
development of new learning materials for use either in the wiki
user environment or outside of Wikiversity.
"No Longer Free to Choose"
by Michael W. Brandl
"instructors and colleges are demanding more 'freebies' from
publishers, such as PowerPoint slides, computerized test banks,
videos and class management programs. All of these items force up
the price of textbooks"