Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 18, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Site wide

The Energy Revolution Is In Reverse
Star-Spangled Baggage




The Divide


Truthdig Bazaar
Critical Thinking Unleashed

Critical Thinking Unleashed

By Elliot D. Cohen
$39.10

Reckless Endangerment

Reckless Endangerment

By Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner
$17.04

more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Coming Soon: Wikiversity

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Aug 4, 2006

The Wikimania conference is underway, and “mania” is just one word that’s getting the wiki treatment. Consider these project announcements: “Wikiversity” and “Wikiwyg.”  More news on what’s new in wiki via blogger Andy Carvin (via boingboing.net).  Great story by Stacy Schiff in The New Yorker about the future of Wikipedia.

Andy Carvin’s Blog:
Jimmy Wales Announces $100 Laptop Partnership, Wikiversity, Wikiwyg

A few minutes ago here at the Wikimania conference, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced that the One Laptop Per Child Project is including Wikipedia as one of the first elements in their content repository. (ac: though they’ve been talking about this for at least a year.)

He also announced a new project called Wikiversity. It will serve as an online center for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities. It will create and host a range of free content materials, multilingual learning materials, for all ages in all languages. It’ll host scholarly projects and communities to support these materials, and foster research based in part on existing resources in Wikiversity and other wikimedia projects. Launching in three languages, in a six-month beta, within a month.

link

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By John Schmidt, September 22, 2006 at 6:39 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Wikiversity now exists at http://www.wikiversity.org

Report this
Newsletter

sign up to get updates


 
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.