From Researching Virtual Initiatives in Education
THIS WIKI IS NOW FROZEN - NEW EDITORS ARE NOT PERMITTED BUT EXISTING EDITORS CAN EDIT - ALTHOUGH THEIR EDITS WILL NOT BE TRANSFERRED TO THE ARCHIVE SITE UNLESS THEY TAG THEM APPROPRIATELY (see News Item below)
For the archive site, see http://virtual-learning.referata.com which aims to hold an exact copy of this site. At present we believe that all content pages have been transferred but most files of images and diagrams are still in process of migration, which will take several weeks. At present users are welcome to browse it, and we appreciate any feedback
This wiki will continue to accrete a few updates from the core team - especially reports. If we detect any users editing we shall do our best to check the edits in a way which means that we can do one final transfer in January 2017.
Paul Bacsich 11-12 October 2016
'This wiki is the largest professional wiki in the world devoted to virtual learning in education - at all levels (schools, colleges and universities) including informal learning, open learning/OER and distance learning.
Welcome to the entry page of this wiki where you will find information about virtual schools, colleges and universities. The idea behind this wiki is to create an open and public space where researchers can share information about virtual developments in various different educational sectors. It is supported and maintained by a growing community of researchers and is aimed at stakeholders, researchers and practitioners who would like to have easy access to the latest information about how the virtual phenomenon is manifesting itself in schools, colleges and universities around the world.
In 2016 it is expected that there will be much closer integration of the material on this wiki with that on the POERUP wiki http://poerup.referata.com - which as far as feasible uses the same approach and naming scheme for its focus on OER and MOOCs. The wiki here will be closed some time in early summer 2017.'
18 October 2016 - how to tag new edits for "when the last ship sails"
Despite the warning at the top of this page, already-registered editors who wish to make edits can still do so, provided that their edits are new entries or updates of existing pages. To ensure that these new/modified pages are transferred editors should include the line
in their edit.
(PS the quote reference is to Tolkien not Sting)
14 October 2016 - page migration to archive wiki believed to be complete
The migration of all content pages to the archive wiki http://virtual-learning.referata.com is believed to be complete. It remains to migrate the files (of images and reports).
However, already the archive wiki is useful - and to entice you to check it we have put some new search and list pages on it - see the link on the Main Page.
Funding to launch this wiki has come mainly from the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission through projects relevant to virtual learning. In addition, a series of smaller initiatives and volunteer labour have aimed and continue to keep updating the material. (See in particular e-World and LUOERL.)
The Editorial Team makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy of the information on this wiki, but we warmly invite anyone who sees incorrect information to let us know. You can read more information on this topic here.