|Slogan||"set learning free"|
|Type of site||Educational, self study|
|Created by||Wikimedia Community|
|Launched||15 August 2006|
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Wikiversity's beta phase officially began on August 15, 2006 with the English language Wikiversity. A software release is the distribution whether public or private of an initial or new and upgraded version of a Computer software product Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Wikiversity is a center for the creation and use of free learning materials, and the provision of learning activities. Wikiversity is one of many wikis used in educational contexts , as well as many initiatives that are creating free and open educational resources. Open educational resources (OER are an Internet empowered worldwide community effort to create an education Commons.
The primary priorities and goals for Wikiversity are to:
The Wikiversity e-Learning model places emphasis on "learning groups" and "learning by doing". Experiential Learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience Wikiversity's motto and slogan is "set learning free", indicating that groups/communities of Wikiversity participants will engage in learning projects. Learning is facilitated through collaboration on projects that are detailed, outlined, summarized or results reported by editing Wikiversity pages. Wikiversity learning projects include collections of wiki webpages concerned with the exploration of a particular topic. A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content using a simplified Markup language.  Wikiversity participants are encouraged to express their learning goals, and the Wikiversity community collaborates to develop learning activities and projects to accommodate those goals. However, as the project is still in its early stages, its learning model is still in development.
Learning resources are developed by an individual or groups, either on their own initiative, or as part of a learning project.  Wikiversity resources include teaching aids, lesson plans, curricula, links to off-site resources, course notes, example and problem sets, computer simulations, reading lists, and other as devised by participants - but do not include final polished textbooks. Texts useful to others are hosted at Wikibooks for update and maintenance. Wikibooks (previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks) is a Wikimedia Foundation Wiki for the creation of  Learning groups with interests in each subject area create a web of resources that form the basis of discussions and activities at Wikiversity. Learning resources can be used by educators outside of Wikiversity for their own purposes, under the terms of the GFDL (like Wikipedia). The GNU Free Documentation License ( GNU FDL or simply GFDL) is a Copyleft License for free documentation designed by the Free Software
There are currently six language Wikiversities - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Greek; Wikiversity projects in other languages are being developed at the "beta" multilingual hub.
For newly established specific language Wikiversitys to move out of the initial exploratory "beta" phase, the new Wikiversity community must establish policies governing research activities. Wikiversity may act as a repository of research carried out by the Wikimedia Research Network, or others who are involved in wiki-based, or other research. Wikiversity hosts original research in addition to secondary research, unless a specific language group decides upon no research. It is expected that researchers will respect and update guidelines for appropriate research through a community consensus process.