Wikiversity traces its roots back to the earliest collaborations between learners.
The History of Wikiversity began with initial development of the Wikiversity community within the Wikibooks project. The fundamental goal for Wikiversity was to broaden the scope of activities within the Wikimedia community to include additional types of learning resources in addition to textbooks. Wikiversity has existed as an independent August 2006. This page describes the history of the Wikiversity project including the very first project proposal that was not approved (2005) and the second proposal that was approved (2006).