Still off to an apparently slow start.
One problem is that people get dispersed to individual areas
Another is that no one is quite sure how to use the wiki
format to study, teach and/or publish all at once. Perhaps
this was overly ambitious to expect student notes to
coevolve to high quality material. Mostly I think it is a
lack of small friendly groups with common interests showing
up at the same time. I think people are coming and going
and checking back to see if it is alive yet. 8(
Anyway I trying something new. I am setting up my own
wikimedia server so I can link to Wikiversity from personal
scribbling not really yet decipherable by others. Later
after I clean it up I can cut and paste suitable material
over to the Wikiversity.
Last/first problem is just the blasted interface. It is way
to clunky for studying mathematical physics or engineering.
I guess I will have to get in habit of doing math by hand
first and then keying in information as part of a review or
discussion or publishing process.
I am not sure if our Tex pre/process is working like
Wikipedia's does as I do not know Tex. Perhaps I should
acquire a copy and start learning it.
Some good news. One of our people is talking to one of the
integrated desktop teams ..... I think KDE but I could be
wrong .... they are considering moving their training
support activities to Wikiversity.
I think that will give us a huge boost. First from
knowledgeable development people prototyping good ways to
use the wiki format for training/studying. Second from
steady supply of new participants familar with the wikimedia
software environment for web publishing and interaction.
Nice to hear Advogato is going to survive.