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Submissions/Unique Qualities of Wikiversity in Higher Education

From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission
Unique Qualities of Wikiversity in Higher Education
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Juha Suoranta
E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)
Juha Suoranta 12:20, 19 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
U of Tampere
Personal homepage or blog
30-word contribution & benefits statement


Proposed time frame (1h or 2h or 4h)


Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

In this workshop we want to pose the question "what makes Wikiversity unique (with regard to higher education)?" What are the specific qualities, features or "affordances" of the Wikiversity that separate it from various other free and/or open education sites and projects? How are these qualities to be combind with work done in institutions of higher education? These questions can be investigated in terms of several dimensions, including those of intellectual emancipation, emancipatory knowing, wiki freedom, folk knowledge and science, formal higher education vs informal forms of teaching and learning, reflexive uncertainty, etc.

At this point, the following presentations are proposed for this workshop:

  • Teemu Mikkonen, Tension between consensus and plurality in the use of Wikiversity in higher education
  • Juha Suoranta, Wikiversity as a tool for radical equality in higher education
  • Tere Vadén, Push and pull factors in the cooperation between higher education and Wikiversity

In addition the following proposed presentations are in the scope of the workshop:




Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Knowledge and Collaboration
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted? Yes
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