Thursday, August 10, 2006

Wikiversity: Taking Global Learning Local

The Wikipedia folks--the people responsible for the free Internet Encyclopedia--are expanding their dedication for free knowledge for anyone with an Internet connection. Their latest initiative is Wikiversity, This looks to be a very interesting and exciting project, and you might want to check into it. There's no doubt that Wilmette's well educated populace could help the less academically fortunate in their quest for knowledge, so why not cruise over there and have a look?

While celebrities enjoy funding education initiative around the world, here's a chance to help others gain an education right from the comfort of your own home.

A wiki is a fast-loading webpage, and is particularly helpful to those who have slow internet connections. The unique feature is that they can be edited by anyone who has an Internet connection including you! You don't need to know html to edit a wiki, all you need to know how to do is to use your mouse and type. If you're interested in learning more on how to edit a wiki, just click here.