Coming Soon: Wikiversity
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.