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World University and School {in a virtual world}


Welcome to World University and School

which anyone can add to or edit.
The Global, Virtual/Digital, Open, Free, {potentially Degree- and Credit-Granting},
Multilingual University & School
where anyone can teach or take a class or course.




Mission: World University & School's mission (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University - like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware), in reaching out to the entire world, is to provide a free, wiki-based education platform for knowledge generation, and, through facilitating the development of broadband worldwide, to make our service accessible to under served parts of the world. The WUaS mission is thus to facilitate all levels of teaching and learning opportunities (and future degrees) through an open, editable wiki in all languages, nation-states and subjects with great universities, and for One Laptop per Child countries and everyone.


Welcome to potential undergraduate students at World University and School in the autumn of 2014!

For the matriculating students in autumn 2014, WUaS seeks to develop a cohort approach to online, MIT OCW-centric education (with these MIT OCW audio and video courses in G+ Hangouts - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses - to begin), and a first semester's course of study in English, taking about 4 courses (vis-a-vis WUaS’s planned 32 MIT courses over 4 years for a free undergraduate degree) might look like this:


~ Humanities 101 (required) - see: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Humanities

~ First year Biology course with a programming component (required) http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-01sc-fundamentals-of-biology-fall-2011 ?

~ Introduction to Computer Science and Programming http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-00sc-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-spring-2011/ ?

~ Information Technology and the Network Society

~ A MIT OCW Introductory Mathematics’ course http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/

~ Media Arts’ MIT OCW course for undergraduates?


… all in Google + Hangouts, or similar, for interactivity.


RECENT UPDATES at WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity


WORLD UNIVERSITY & SCHOOL IN YOUR LANGUAGE? Would you like to add & develop World University & School in your language? Let WUaS know, & we'll do it together. This is a great way to start an open, free school/university in your own language. World University and School is looking to develop a school/university in as many as around 7000 languages. Wikipedia has around 281 languages, for comparison.


What is a WIKI? Get organized digitally, together - Edit - Write - Save > http://www.youtube.com/v/-dnL00TdmLY&rel=1


Frequently Asked Questions at World University & School http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Frequently_Asked_Questions

QUESTIONS? SUGGESTIONS? Send an email to:
worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com


And please join World University and School's Google + :
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/108179352492243955816/



See, too, World University & School's Foundation Page with Master and Business Plans: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Foundation



Add your lesson, course or class here now
{and take any course or class you want,
and talk about ideas ~ conversation as learning,
mediated digitally}.

With your web camera,
record what you'd like to teach and
post it to a video site like youtube.com, then
post the link to this 'World University and School' Wiki (editable web pages).

But be creative, - teach what you want in the way you'd like to,
academically too.

Add great courses or instruction you find on the web, as well.


For further ideas about WUaS, please visit : http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/global%20university .


CALENDAR: Schedule classes you'd like to teach or see class schedules, after joining the World University and School's Google Group, in Google Calendar.


Start a new SUBJECT with this SUBJECT TEMPLATE, then clicking 'Edit this Page' and copying and pasting this template to the subject you're creating.

(While open to various citation styles, World University and School tends toward using the American Anthropological Association's Style Guide: http://www.aaanet.org/publications/guidelines.cfm & http://www.aaanet.org/publications/style_guide.pdf).

We're presently in the process of both envisioning and realizing a global, degree-granting (Bachelors, Ph.D., Law, and M.D.), free-to-students, open, online university and school, with great universities' (e.g. MIT, Yale, Stanford, Ivy League Schools, U.C. Berkeley, Oxford, T.U.M., Sorbonne, L.M.U., Juilliard Music School, Cambridge, Collège de France, Caltech, B.T.U., University of Chicago, etc., open course ware, especially) as key players, using a Wikipedia with MIT OCW model, and for everyone, and especially the developing world - which anyone can edit, primarily by teaching, adding, requesting or taking courses.



World University and School also makes program and course content (MIT OCW-focused) available to universities, through a developing membership program, open to universities, countries, 'languages,' and other interested parties.



In many ways, World University & School is already open here. Add a course, or teach to your web camera, now. And you can take classes, for example, through MIT's Open Course Ware by clicking on the appropriate links, and learn, for example, what is the equivalent of a Master's Degree in Physics or in "Society, Technology and Science," through MIT, right now. MIT's Open Course Ware's web site contains over 2,050 courses, with many video lectures posted. Or you can post a very fun or fascinating class about Mozart, massage, painting, calculus, sculpture or your area of interest or specialization. Also, create a page with what you know, what courses you'd like to teach or take, and what courses you've taken; by creating your own, on this page (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/You_at_World_University), to begin adding a free course, by language, country, degree, or to take a course.



WUaS is planning for credit- and degree-granting, and in multiple countries. As these two paths develop at World University, - degree and a meta-directory for open courses and teaching & learning resources, - MIT Open Course Ware is our model for degree-granting, academic, course work.



For World University & School's free, degree-focus approach, we seek to accredit for Bachelor, Ph.D., Law and M.D. degrees, using MIT Open Course Ware as a basis, and eventually in 50-100 countries for degrees, and with interactivity in virtual worlds and via multiple, video-conferencing windows, for a conference-method approach. WUaS seeks its first, matriculating, Bachelor's class in 2014, its first Ph.D. class in 2015, its first class in law in 2016, and its first medical class in 2017, anticipating graduating 100 students in each, to begin. Its first, matriculating, foreign-country, degree class for a Bachelor's degree-equivalent, accredited in that country, will begin around 2015. WUaS seeks overachieving students (such as might go to Harvard and Stanford), and also plans to offer these overachievers, and all interested learners, a developing set of learning possibilities, paralleling the internet, as it develops into the future.



Beginning in 2014, WUaS would like to place web cameras in great universities' professors' classrooms, for example, with another instructor in a virtual world.


While all countries and territories (around 200, perhaps starting with the countries, and places, in GlobalVoicesOnline.org), and all languages, (possibly 8,000 +, including 'dead' languages, but starting with those in languages in Google Translate and in Wikipedia) will be part of this, we'd like to focus at first on the communities in countries that One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), emerging from MIT, is also engaging - Rwanda, Ethiopia, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, USA (Birmingham, Alabama), Uruguay, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Cambodia, & Papua New Guinea - as well as your interests. WUaS is planning to make its content available on One Laptop Per Child computers, and video-capable, programmable, handheld devices (video), as these develop. And people in these countries, of course, can add their own courses or instruction to this WUaS wiki, and by teaching to their web cameras, with knowledge they would like to share. A video-capable, internet, mobile-phone device would allow people who are illiterate to take and post courses to this WUaS wiki.



Many aspects of learning, which occur in a classroom or learning situation now, are possible to engage interactively in virtual worlds like Second Life today, and these virtual world technologies may develop a lot in the next few years.


World University and School would like to develop a very easy-to-use, probably Open Simulator-based, virtual world (and multiple others) - earth-topographically realistic (building on the photo realism of holodecks) - where individuals and end users could host their own islands, regions, etc. on their own computers (perhaps this would ship with machines), and which would easily network with a variety of virtual world islands, or spaces, beginning with other Open Simulator islands, as well as Second Life islands - expressly for open, free, teaching and learning classrooms, and idea exchange (voice and text chat), - at both the university and school levels.


World University and School may extend thousands of years into the future, potentially generating a remarkable archive of courses over time.


This multilingual University and School is open to almost all possible courses, including Ph.D.-related ones, and those in Medicine, Music (both Western and Indian classical, with possible instrumental training), Veterinary Medicine, Law, Electrical Engineering, etc., as well as 'harmonizing' and therapeutic courses in fields like yoga, Watsu {water shiatsu}, and acupuncture.


People ultimately 'train' their own bodyminds in whatever learning context, and World University and School may facilitate this in new ways. World University furthers a familiar approach to knowledge generation, where learning also occurs through various forms of dialogue and conversation, such as that which occurs in the conference-method approach to learning (like Reed College's), in seminars and through libraries, books and journals. And World University will engage the far-reaching potentials of the Information Technology revolution to make learning and teaching - knowledge exchange, very widely construed - global and innovative in ongoing ways.


Envision learning, teaching and idea-exchange anew, building on the existing 'University' and 'School.' Here are some tools with which to do so: a Wiki, video, as well as interactive virtual worlds with group type chat, voice, and real time streaming video. :) Add and create your own.


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Contents   (view all pages)

Collections of Courses and Instruction


Individual Courses
  • MIT Video Lectures to Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
  • Recent additions (Yale, Berkeley +): Ancient Greek History, Astrophysics, Anthropology, Biomedical_Engineering, Economics, English Literature, MUSIC SCHOOL beginnings, Political Science, Psychology
  • Added Bagpiping Tutorial - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Music
  • Added Harvard Law Professor Charles Nesson's 'Evidence' Class to 'Courses'
  • Added Stanford Professor Susskind's Quantum Physic's Class to 'Courses'
  • Add individuals courses you find HERE



What's new on World University

20 June 2014 - World University and School - like Wikipedia with Greatest Universities' OpenCourseWare (not endorsed by MIT OCW) - incorporated as a nonprofit effective April 2010, and has been a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, educational organization charity since 2010; WUaS received reinstatement of its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, as of May 15, 2014, effective 2010.
19 June 2014 World University and School has 'LIFT OFF' - with a new university domain name -http://worlduniversityandschool.org - probably until WUaS becomes fully accredited in around 2018, and probably at four year postsecondary undergraduate level, when WUaS will be able to get a .EDU address. Planning to develop MediaWiki and qLabel here planning for all 7,106 languages and 242 countries, - and phase out the current WUaS in Wikia. See
http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2014/06/world-university-and-school-has-lift.html.
15 June 2014 - Added this - "New study suggests patent trolls really are killing startups" ... http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/new-study-suggests-patent-trolls-really-are-killing-start ... - to the "Patenting" wiki subject page at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Patenting - and the "Entrepreneurship" one - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Entrepreneurship - too.
5 May 2014 - INTERLINGUAL WUaS Portal Update
Access World University and School's Main Pages from here - http://scottmacleod.com/interlingual/worlduniversityandschool.html Free, C.C., MIT OCW-centric, university degrees planned in large languages!
6 April 2014 - Update
Access World University and School's Main Pages from here ~ http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschool.htm ! Free, C.C., MIT OCW-centric, university degrees planned!
20 February 2014 - How to edit World University and School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Editing
4 January 2014 - Online, open, WUaS monthly business meeting cancelled due to limited internet access from India - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2014/01/january-12-2013-monthly-business.html
7 December 2013 - In eventually planning to move to Wikidata / MediaWiki, World University and School plans to have a 3 x 3 central table on this front page to facilitate entry to WUaS's main pages
Courses, Subjects, Languages (All), Library Resources, Nation States (All), You at World University, Educational Software, Museums, Research, Hardware Resource Possibilities
5 November 2013 - November 9, 2013 Annual Business Meeting Agenda for World University and School - Online, open, WUaS, monthly business meetings meet in a G+ Hangout on the 2nd Saturdays of the month from 9am-10am PDT

http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-9-2013-wuas-monthly-business.html


1 November 2013 - WUaS is seeking its first high school applicants this autumn 2013 to matriculate online next autumn 2014.

If you are a high school student actively interested in applying to MIT OCW-centric, free (Creative Commons' licensed) World University and School in English, or know of one, this autumn 2013 - with complete applications due by January 1, 2014, at 12 pm Pacific Time - please email WUaS now at worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com with this application information -http://web.mit.edu/admissions/ (See, too -http://www.princeton.edu/admission/pdfs/Common-App-StatementFinal.pdf). For coursework planning purposes, see - http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschool.html. Here's the link to the developing Admissions at WUaS page -http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School. International students are welcome.


7 October 2013 - October 12, 2013 Annual Business Meeting Agenda for World University and School - Online, open, WUaS, monthly business meetings meet in a G+ Hangout on the 2nd Saturdays of the month from 9am-10am PDT

http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2013/10/october-12-2013-annual-business-meeting.html


10 September 2013 -

-World University and School - like Wikipedia with MIT OpenCourseWare (not endorsed by MIT OCW) - incorporated as a nonprofit effective April 2010 and has been a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, educational organization charity through November 12, 2012, and is re-instating its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, as of September 2013, effective 2010, per the IRS's instructions.

-WUaS is planning to be in all 7,105+ languages and offer accredited, bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D. university degrees in many of 242+ countries and their main languages, as well as I.B. diplomas in some languages, beginning with the United Nations' six languages.

-http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschool.html - worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com

14 August 2013 - World University and School incorporated as a nonprofit effective April 2010 and has been a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity through November 12, 2012, and is re-applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, as of August 2013.
14 July 2013 - World University and School's Youtube channel is growing - https://www.youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch
1 July 2013 - For prospective students (11th graders?) to World University and School - New Video Introduction, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at WUaS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTzo7MFhJqk
1 June 2013 - https://plus.google.com/108179352492243955816
1 May 2013 - <a href="https://plus.google.com/108179352492243955816" rel="publisher">Find us on Google+</a>
1 March 2013 - WUAS's Business Plan and Conversation, World University and School's online bookstore / computer store ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/03/olympics-canopy-wuas-business-plan-and.html ...
8 February 2013 - World University and School's open, monthly, business meeting meets tomorrow, Saturday (2nd Saturdays of the month), at 9 am Pacific Time, in a Google + group video Hangout, and here's the agenda - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2013/02/february-9-2013-wuas-monthly-business.html - with an invitation to participate (here
https://plus.google.com/u/0/115890623333932577910/posts).
1 January 2013 - On the second Saturdays of the month at 9 am Pacific Time, WUaS holds open, electronically-mediated, hour-long, monthly business meeting, in the manner of Quakers - email worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com if you'd like to participate. Agendas and further access information are here - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/ .
21 December 2012 - New, Google + Company page - https://plus.google.com/108179352492243955816
1 November 2012 - Here's the first flyer seeking degree-oriented, WUaS students
'Quaker-informed World University & School seeks friendly, undergraduate students for free, online, MIT OCW-centric, bachelor’s degrees to apply in the autumn of 2013, for matriculation in autumn 2014' - http://scottmacleod.com/WUaSFriendsFlyerforProspectiveStudentApplicants.pdf - and accessible here - http://scottmacleod.com/WUaSNoticeArchive.html (and - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/10/wreath-with-oak-leaves-cyclades.html) - too. WUaS holds open, electronically-mediated, hour-long, monthly business meeting, in the manner of Quakers - email worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com if you'd like to participate.
1 October 2012 - World University Foundation page, - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Foundation - New, GIVING to WUaS pages - 'Association for WUaS,' 'Planned Giving Donors' Club at WUaS,' 'Trillion Dollar Capital Campaign at WUaS,' 'Giving Circles at WUaS,' 'Acknowledgement of Giving to WUaS,' 'Gold Giving Circle,' 'Silver Giving Circle,' 'Bronze Giving Circle,' all at WUaS - (see, too http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/09/hingebeak-shrimp-world-university.html)
15 September 2012 - Courses with video from MIT OCW and Yale will probably be what WUaS accredits on beginning in April 2013 for our first, matriculating, online, bachelor's degree class in 2014 ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/09/banded-sea-snake-courses-with-video.html
29 August 2012 - In what ways will undergraduate students at WUaS be able to spend a year at MIT, for example, and what preparation will they find useful? ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/08/orange-fin-anemonefish-in-what-ways.html
17 July 2012 - Printable World University and School flyer
http://scottmacleod.com/WUaSFlyerSpring2012.pdf - which you can find on the new, WUaS Flyer Archive page: http://scottmacleod.com/WUaSFlyerArchive.html - which, in turn, is accessible from this main, World University and School page: http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschool.html.
4 July 2012 - Here are some main, current, group pages
the WUaS Google + group - https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/108179352492243955816/108179352492243955816/posts, the Google Group - http://groups.google.com/group/World-University-and-School, the LinkedIn group - http://www.linkedin.com/groups/World-University-School-4024337, the Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/48753608141/ (which may be archived), and the Academia.edu group - http://worlduniversityandschool.academia.edu/ScottMacLeod. And here is WUaS's twitter link - http://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch.
1 June 2012 - Here's the agenda for the upcoming World University and School business meeting on Saturday, June 9 from 9am-10am Pacific Time - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2012/06/6912-open-business-meeting-agenda-at.html - with an invitation to participate in the meeting here - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2012/06/invitation-to-participate-in-world.html. All are welcome. This is the present decision making meeting every month for WUaS. WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OpenCourseWare.
7 May 2012 - The agenda for the upcoming, open, monthly, WUaS business meeting on May 12,, 2012, is at

http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2012/05/world-university-and-school-open.html . Please email worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com if you'd like to participate.

4 April 2012 - New, Swahili, wiki, subject page at WUaS
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Swahili
3 April 2012 - Two, new, Nation States', wiki, subject pages at WUaS
Korea - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Korea,_Democratic_People%27s_Republic_of - and the Netherlands - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Netherlands ... Each will become an university in itself, paralleling the English WUaS, and with plans to accredit on MIT OCW. Each wiki page has some significant, open course ware collections, in those languages, to start. And eventually, these two pages will also be in the those languages.
2 April 2012 - Here are the beginnings of World University & School's online Medical School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School - and Hospital - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Hospital. (This is the URL of Imperial College London's Hospital in SL - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imperial%20College%20London/150/86/27). WUaS is aiming for its first matriculating medical school class in around 2017 (with its first, matriculating Bachelor's degree class in 2014, accrediting on MIT OCW), but this Medical School, as wiki pages, will develop significantly before then.
12 March 2012 - New
Ph.D. Degrees at World University and School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ph.D._Degrees_at_World_University_and_School
11 March 2012 - New
The College at World University and School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School
10 March 2012 - PRESS RELEASE (first) for World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2012/03/press-release-for-world-university-and.html
5 March 2012 - New World University & School blog - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/
1 March 2012 - The Next Step ~ 'Open Source Learning & World Univ & Sch' show (#73) - http://blip.tv/the-next-step/thenextstep-73-opensourcelearning-5974437 . See also
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/02/next-step-open-source-learning-world.html (February 23, 2012) and http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm.
5 February 2012 - Building on the 8, free, online, video, Stanford, open, computer courses … http://www.i-programmer.info/news/150-training-a-education/3361-stanfords-free-computer-science-courses.html - the < 2000 MIT OCW courses … http://ocw.mit.edu/ - the 35(ish) Yale OYC … http://oyc.yale.edu/ - all here at World Univ & Sch - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses (+), WUaS facilitates a new, university conversation, as wiki, where YOU, too, can teach, learn and create, all from home on your computer. Free (Bachelors, PhD, Law, MD) degrees are planned.
1 February 2012 - The way the Scratch programming language - http://scratch.mit.edu/ - (out of the MIT Media Lab) ... spread is first via workshops, then via educators, attention in the Media, Techie or Geekie parents, and now in schools / and after school centers, and then via friends ... good paths for WUaS ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University ( http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Programming ) ...
1 January 2012 - Startup World University and School plans to be a significant, academic employer, beginning with multiple, student manager and intern (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Intern_positions), as well as volunteer (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Volunteers), positions. WUaS also has wiki subject pages for open teaching and learning about job creation, -h ttp
//worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Finding_/_creating_a_job_you_really_love - and job hunting, and Job Hunting. http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Job_hunting.

Here's a recent overview about World University & School - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/07/machu-pichu-letter-to-chronicle-of.html - with many, further reasons to love it.

5 December 2011 - World University & School's Annual Appeal letter (a 501 c 3 tax exempt university) for open, wiki, worldwide education with free degrees, accrediting on MIT Open Course Ware, is here - http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschool.htm - (and here - http://scottmacleod.com/World%20University%20and%20School%20Appeal%20December%202011.pdf ) ... creating learning & teaching opportunities for people around the globe.
30 October 2011 - WUaS Business Meetings are on the 2nd Saturdays of the month at 1 pm, with an invitation to join in the WUaS conversation in a virtual world, via conference call, in a group video chat, or in person, to help grow WUaS, in the future. Here's how to access these, and the first WUaS Annual Business Meeting's agenda - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/10/henderson-island-south-seas-uk-open.html - with an invitation to participate in multiple ways in this 'wiki' process of open, free, world education, and people-to-people wiki teaching & learning. BIGGEST KUDOS, and thanks, to all who participated in the 1st Annual Open Business Meeting & Party, for World University & School, on Harvard's virtual island, etc., on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 1pm Pacific Time.
20 October 2011 - World University and School's first, 'third party' write up
"Theory into Practice: Rethinking Education" - http://ethnolust.com/2011/10/20/theory-into-practice-rethinking-education/ - by anthropologist Giles Harrison-Conwill.
5 October 2011 - World University and School seeks to be a Tier 1 University, like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, etc., with free degrees ... Here's some "Advice for College Freshmen Click here. Produced for Princeton students, but lots of good advice here wherever you are enrolled." - Harvard Economist Greg Mankiw - http://www.princeton.edu/~bcstaff/temp/odus/freshman_letter/ - which I'm adding here to WUaS's main page http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University and possibly to its Education page http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Education ... (http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschool.htm)
20 September 2011 - World Univ & Sch is planning to be an university/school in ALL countries and ALL languages, as wiki (Wikipedia is in around 281 languages) - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/ . Which country will first seek to become part of WUaS, by becoming a member country, or states' party? There are significant opportunities for joining early in this process ... worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com . Open, free, people-to-people, accredited WUaS in your country (and language) will help so many people.
12 September 2011 - Building on the 3, free, online, interactive, Stanford, open, computer courses, http://news.stanford.edu/news/2011/august/online-computer-science-081611.html , with professors, this autumn, the < 2000 MIT OCW courses, http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm , the now 35 Yale OYC, - http://oyc.yale.edu/ , all here at World Univ & Sch - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University - (plus much more), WUaS facilitates a new, university conversation, where YOU can teach, learn and create, all from home on your computer.
10 September 2011 - New! Endowment Campaign at World University & School! http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschoolEndowmentCampaign.htm
2 September 2011 - New! Planned Giving at World University & School! Plan, in your will, to leave financial resources to WUaS, like Wikipedia with MIT OCW -

http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschoolPlannedGiving.htm.

1 September 2011 - World Univ & Sch is a free software (& university degree) company (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Free_Ph.D.s), par excellence, just as Netscape was free. See Marc Andreessen's WSJ article - http://mobile2.wsj.com/device/article.php?CALL_URL=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424053111903480904576512250915629460.html - on 'Why Software is Eating the World.' WUaS wants to feed the world - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Educational_Software - with great free software - wiki, teaching & learning resources in ALL languages - in a f/Friendly fashion.
31 August 2011 - Building on the 3, free, online, interactive, Stanford, open, computer courses, with professors, this autumn, the < 2000 MIT OCW courses, the 35 Yale OYC, - all here at World Univ & Sch - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University - (+), WUaS facilitates a new, university conversation, where YOU can teach, learn and create, all from home on your computer. Free (Bachs., PhD, Law, MD) degrees are planned. (Direct links to all this OCW are here, too
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-zealand-sub-antarctic-islands.html).
26 August 2011 - The Honor Principle at World University (viz. Reed College's) - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Honor_Principle_at_World_University - informs World University & School's code of ethics, especially academically.
18 August 2011 - 3, free, online Stanford courses this fall
Machine Learning (http://ml-class.org/), Introduction to Databases (http://db-class.org/), Intro to Artificial Intelligence (http://ai-class.com/) also at http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses, here http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Individual_courses :)
1 August 2011 - World University and School now (July 24, 0211) has a PayPal button for tax-exempt - 501 (c) (3) - donations at
http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschool.htm. The 501 (c) (3) determination letter is dated June 3, 2011, and effective April 2010.
1 July 2011 - World University & School (WUaS) incorporated in California (April 27, 2010), received 501 (c) (3) status (June 3, 2011), and established its tax-deductible PayPal account (which accepts credit cards, too) last week; 'Donate' button to come. Accreditation for free degrees (BA/BS, Law, M.D., Ph.D.) to come. WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware.
21 June 2011 - World University & School has new twitter account - http://twitter.com/#!/WorldUnivandSch - Like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware, http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/ is open, free & wiki
15 June 2011 - installing PayPal Donation button for World University and School, which is incorporated as an U.S. tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit educational organization.
6 June 2011 - World University and School incorporated as a U.S. tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 nonprofit (federal, charitable, tax status), effective April 26, 2010 (when WUaS incorporated in California last year). World University and School incorporated in April 2010 in the state of California as a nonprofit, educational corporation. Please send tax-deductible contributions for free, worldwide education to World University and School, POB 442, Canyon, California, 94516.
3 June 2011 - added a whole series of 'Learning Networks' - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE#Learning_Networking - to the SUBJECT TEMPLATE, which will also be found in the Navigation Sections at the bottom of most pages over time. For example, there is now a Twitter World University and School page, an Academia.edu World University and School page, and a Tribe.net World University and School page to extend the WUaS conversations.
18 May 2011 - New WUaS Humanities page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Humanities - with a list of links to World University & School's Humanities' subjects.
4 April 2011 - Wiki Nuclear Science and Engineering (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nuclear_Science_and_Engineering) and Ocean and Climate Management Plan (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ocean_%26_Climate_Management_Plan) subjects are growing at WUaS ...
1 March 2011 - New WUaS Science page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Science - with a list of links to World University & School's Science subjects.
1 February 2011 - New WUaS Social Science page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Social_Science - with a list of links to World University & School's Social Science subjects.
1 January 2011 - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity for ongoing updates. WUaS is treated as having tax exempt status, as of April 2010, when we incorporated - worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com
1 December 2010 - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity ... New WUaS updates can be found, since Wikia changed formats
21 November 2010 - Added many GREAT universities' YouTube.com channels to World Univ & Sch - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings ...
14 October 2010 - For World University and School's plans, vision, and thinking, see
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/global%20university, with an invitation to add comments, and, especially, add to this WUaS wiki which you're reading.
11 September 2010 - Began teaching open, free "Information Technology and Society" course on Harvard's virtual island in Second Life for academic credit
http://socinfotech.pbworks.com All are welcome. Come check it out sometime.
9 August 2010 - World University and School got its Federal Employee Identification Number recently.
1 July 2010 - World University and School is incorporated as a charity in the state of California.
16 June 2010 - added amazing Stanford's "EPGY - Education Program for Gifted Youth' for all levels - to World University's Course Listings Aggregates - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Course_listings.27_aggregates
2 June 2010 - World University and School's Museum Page updated - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Museums
5 May 2010 - World University's budding schools are growing
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#World_University.27s_Schools - Medicine, Law, Agriculture, Accounting, Dental, Journalism, Music ... more to come. Add your own.
1 May 2010 - This World University's Information Technology and Society class ends
Free, open 'Information Technology & Society' Course Conversation in Second Life starting Sat. Jan 30 - May 1, on Saturdays from 11:00a-1p Pacific Time in Second life - http://WorldUniversity.Wikia.Com/wiki/World_University ... We'll integrate http://webnographers.org wiki findings, with conversations about how the Information Technology Revolution developed, - with Aphilo Aarde (Scott MacLeod's avatar). Let's explore the Information Technology Revolution together. Here's the course wiki: http://socinfotech.pbworks.com and newcomers are welcome.
11 April 2010 - WORLD UNIVERSITY & SCHOOL IN YOUR LANGUAGE? Would you like to add & develop World University & School in your language? Let WUaS know, & we'll do it together. This is a great way to start an open, free school/university in your own language. World University and School is looking to develop a school/university in as many as around 7000 languages. Wikipedia has around 272 languages, for comparison's sake.
10 April 2010 - Started 'WUaS Job hunting' {http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Job_hunting} page to distinguish this from 'Finding / creating a job you really love' {http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Finding_/_creating_a_job_you_really_love} at World University and School.
4 April 2010 - To WUaS Subject_Template - added WIKI-CALENDAR option for real time jams and conversation about ideas in real time
"Join the World University and School Google Group to add to its wiki-like calendar to teach an open, free class or course, converse about ideas, and jam (e.g. musically or theater improvisation): http://groups.google.com/group/World-University-and-School."
2 April 2010 - Check out and add to "Finding/Creating a Job You Really Love" - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Finding_/_creating_a_job_you_really_love - How would this work?
2 Mar 2010 - DASH - Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard at http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources just increased number of open Harvard and MIT online libraries!
23 Feb 2010 - Added free MCAT (Medical) and GED test preparation - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Test_Preparation
19 Jan 2010 - NEW
Office Hours on Saturdays from 1:10a-2p Pacific Time in Second life on Harvard's Island - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Berkman/113/47/25 with Aphilo Aarde (Scott MacLeod's avatar). Come visit.
17 Jan 2010 - Free, open, fascinating 'Information Technology & Society' Course Conversation in Second Life starting Sat. Jan 30 - on Saturdays from 11a-1p Pacific Time in Second life - http://WorldUniversity.Wikia.Com/wiki/World_University ... We'll integrate the cool, http://WEBNOGRAPHERS.ORG wiki findings, with conversations about how the Information Technology Revolution developed, - with Aphilo Aarde (Scott MacLeod's avatar). Let's explore the Information Technology Revolution.
15 Jan 2010 - WUaS (wiki) will include all known languages, and focus on engaging translation technologies (e.g. Google Translator and Google Wave) for all languages - Cool, and so doable with the internet!
14 Jan 2010 - Please add FREE degrees especially
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Free_Degree_Programs FREE Harvard Ph.D. application in 2011 and 2012.
9 Jan 2010 - NEW
Office Hours on Saturdays from 11:00a-1p Pacific Time in Second life on Harvard's Island - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Berkman/113/47/25 with Aphilo Aarde (Scott MacLeod's avatar) Come visit.
3 Jan 2010 - Free degree programs here at World University & School - FREE Harvard Ph.D. application - 2010 deadline is past - but apply again for 2011 and 2012. Please add FREE degrees especially
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Free_Degree_Programs
4 December 2009 - Google's WAVE is a cool communication tool. If you want to use WAVE together, add worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com to your WAVE contacts and WUaS and you can explore it for Teaching and Learning.
30 November 2009 - Join the WUaS Google Group here
http://groups.google.com/group/World-University-and-School
4 Oct 2009 - free Doctor of Education Degree at Harvard (for 25) in Fall 2011 and 2012 - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Free_Ph.D.s
2 Oct 2009 - added "Mission Statement" to http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Foundation
1 Oct 2009 - added free Stanford course "iPhone Application Programming" to http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Individual_courses
24 Sep 2009 - added free Stanford "Computer Musings by Professor Donald E. Knuth" - over 100 video lectures to http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses
10 Sep 2009 - DASH - Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard - http://dash.harvard.edu/ to Library Resources at WUaS
9 Sep 2009 - added Ancient Greek History, Astrophysics, Anthropology, Biomedical_Engineering, Economics, English Literature, MUSIC SCHOOL beginnings, Political Science, Psychology from Yale, Berkeley, Cambridge Univs.
1 Sep 2009 - added MIT-originating "Instructables" to Subjects > Aggregates of Skills, and Economics and Computer Music Sections recently.
16 Aug 2009 - added the "Physics of Second Life" - remarkable physics' examples in SL & the "Mathematics of Juggling" - to 'Subjects > Physics' and 'Subjects > Mathematics' ~ http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects
13 Aug 2009 - Added Prof. Ted Kariotis' Micro and Macro Economics course series to 'Courses,' and 'Subjects > Economics' - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Economics
13 July 2009 - Added NeoK12, the best selection of Educational Videos and Lessons for K-12 Schoolkids
25 June 2009 - Seeking native speaking Moderators for 8,000 + languages
12 April 2009 - Added Bagpiping Tutorial - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Music
1 March 2009 - Web Design Class
Added Web Design Class to http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects, with more related, clear tutorials. Add or take a class in this free & open Wiki.
23 Feb 2009 - World University and School Music page
Added ~ World University and School Music page with new links to 'Classical Indian Music,' 'Classical Western Music,' 'World Music' and 'Fiddle Music,' including instruction on youtube.com on the differences between jigs and reels.


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World University & School is a community of learners and teachers who value — and are themselves strengthened by — the rich diversity of its participants. In order to cultivate a flourishing teaching, learning and creating conversation in a diverse and complex world, WUaS welcomes all languages, students, families, faculty, board members, and staff with differences based on (but not limited to) race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, and economic background.

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